Establishes and maintains a disease specific network with community and outlying hospitals, particularly focusing on VUMC Affiliate Hospitals. Assures TJC disease specific certification or other accreditation body requirements are met and collaborates with Accreditation and Standards Department to maintain certification as a designated center. Assures that patients presenting to VUMC with acute disease receive timely and optimal care, using organizationally established, evidenced based national guidelines and standards. Assures disease specific education is completed for all patients and follow up care of all patients is scheduled. Coordinates collection of outcomes data for the specified population. Serves as the point of contact for the designated population upon their discharge from inpatient care. Works with corresponding Patient Care Center leadership to meet goals.
Establishes and maintains a disease and/or patient population specific Network with community and outlying hospitals and referring physicians; particularly focusing on VUMC Affiliate Hospitals and/or those with agreements regulated by governing bodies.
Assures TJC Certification/Accreditation and licensing requirements are maintained; collaborating with Leadership, Standards and Accreditations Department and Quality and Patient Safety Leadership.
Maintains and develops protocols consistent with current national practice guidelines and support education/training for health care professionals.
Facilitates Continuum of Care by conducting community educational activities/lectures on prevention and reduction of risk factors and assuring follow-up of patients post discharge, acting as a liaison and tracking outcomes.
Demonstrates Professional Practice behaviors including: preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of students, nursing staff, nurses, graduate and novice nurse practitioners.
Participates in establishing ongoing goals and objectives for the program including executing on goals and objectives for the program as directed by Clinical Neurosciences Institute PCC leadership and Program medical leadership.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years of nursing practice in the area of a specialty (i.e. Cardiac, Neuroscience/Stroke, Neonates, etc.)
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