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Nursing Care Coordinator

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Job Description

Provide care management and care coordination for adult and pediatric patients with mild to moderate and complex illness in partnership with the primary care provider and the interdisciplinary team members. The care manager leads care management within the team through process improvement, workflow redesign, providing assistance with training and delegating to other members of the team. Serves as an expanded health care role to collaborate with specialists, members of the health care team, and patients/families to ensure delivery of quality, efficient and cost-effective services with the goal of optimizing the patients health status. Provides targeted interventions to avoid hospitalization and emergency room visits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years nursing experience required.
  • Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN) required unless candidate meets all of the factors to qualify for Exception A or Exception B*.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize and make independent clinical judgments required.
  • Experience with basic patient care equipment, policy procedure and protocol manuals required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with an interdisciplinary team required.
  • Effective critical thinking/analytical skills required.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate care across the continuum .
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior care management experience preferred. Based on position, prior experience in one or more of the following areas including ambulatory care setting, general medical/surgical care, emergency care, critical care, or interpretation and explanation of physical/laboratory/screening results preferred.
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree preferred.
  • Appropriate certification based on position, department and population served preferred:
    1. Primary Care: Care Coordination and Transition Management training and board certification (CCTM)
    2. Department Specific Specialty certification.
  • Knowledge of health care financial environment and reimbursement systems preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel preferred.
  • Experience with graphic software preferred.
  • Experience with patient teaching materials preferred. 
  • Understanding of related patient registries and data bases preferred.
  • Experience leading/supervising a team preferred.
  • Based on position, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred.

*Exception details:

EXCEPTION A: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) has current experience directly applicable to position; (2) is deemed the best candidate for the position; and (3) written approval to hire a candidate without a BSN is received from the appropriate levels of operational leadership, nursing professional practice leadership and the Chief Nursing Officer. If a candidate is hired without a BSN after meeting these criteria, the candidate must either have 30 years of experience directly applicable to the position or sign a written agreement consenting to obtain a BSN within four years from his/her hire date.


EXCEPTION B: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) is currently employed by Nebraska Medicine, or is eligible for rehire into a benefit eligible employment status at Nebraska Medicine within 364 days of the previous termination date; (2) hired by Nebraska Medicine before November 21, 2014, or hired by an entity acquired by Nebraska Medicine if the employee was hired before the acquisition; (3) has experience directly applicable to position; and (4) currently hold a Registered Nursing License.

Job Details

Date Posted April 12, 2019
Date Closes April 27, 2019
Requisition 14249
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Nebraska Medical Center
SOC Category 00-0000.00