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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – AMC Care Transition Coach

WellStar Health System

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 26, 2021.

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what’s possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people’s lives.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse to advocate and coordinate care and resources for our discharged patients.  This is  a full-time benefitted career positon based at our downtown Atlanta Medical Center campus.

Responsibilities

The Care Transition Coach will function as a facilitator of interdisciplinary collaboration across the care continuum. The primary role of the Care Transitions Coach is to empower the patient/care giver in the following ways:

  • To assert a more active role during discharge and transitions of care from one setting to another and help patient to develop lasting self-management skills.
  • Support individual patients with complex needs over a four-week period that will include visits during the hospital stay, follow up phone calls after discharge, coordinating services to facilitate timely follow up with PCP/MD and understanding red flag symptoms for improved self management.
  • Will coordinate with other team members/community resources both internally and externally to close the gap on any other identified critical needs such as adequate transportation to get to a follow up appointment.
  • Provide oversight of medication management process, including the patient’s ability to pay for medications and providing adequate support with obtaining medication prior to discharge

Job Requirements:

Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing 

Required Minimum Experience

  • Previous experience with patient coaching 

Required Minimum Certification

  • LPN License
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