University of Utah Health Care

  • Patient Care Coordinator - Registered Nurse (RN) - Ortho Center

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    M-F approx 8am - 4:30pm
    Location Name
    Orthopaedic Center
    Patient Care?
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position provides clinical expertise and coordination of care and services aimed at enhancing patient-centered care and maximizing outcomes across the patient care continuum from pre-admission through discharge, including monitoring patient care to ensure progress towards desired outcomes, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles to effective care and together with the interdisciplinary team, planning for patient discharge.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


    • Assesses, communicates and addresses patient and family care needs throughout the patient's stay.
    • Acts as the key coordinator and contact for the patient care plan.
    • Acts as clinical resource and support for bedside staff to address complex patient needs and assist with complex procedures.
    • Collaborates with other Care Coordinators and Charge Nurses to identify burden of care and assign core team members.
    • Participates in medical rounds at least two mornings a week.
    • Attends patient evaluation conferences twice weekly, brings updates on patient progress, barriers to discharge and other concerns.
    • Attends and participates in team program meetings.
    • Updates and monitors nursing orders as needed based on care plan changes.
    • Attends discharge briefing to give and receive updates on barriers to discharge and discharge needs.
    • May follow up with patients within one week of discharge by performing post discharge follow up phone calls.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
    • Excellent human relations and effective communication skills.




    • Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration, Health Science or related field or equivalency.
    • One year of related clinical experience.

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Leadership experience.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking


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