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Discharge Follow-Up RN

Req #: 25985
Facility: Asante - Medford
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Contact Center (4000-80601)
Category: Nursing - Professional/Administrative
Schedule: Part Time
Hours: 900-1730
Target Salary Range: $35.25 - $44.06
Union Position: No

RN Discharge Follow-Up Position Overview

The Discharge Follow-Up RN is responsible for making telephone calls to patients following discharge. This is a key role in Population Health. Population Health is defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The Discharge Follow Up RN will call patients post discharge to assist with the transition from inpatient hospital admission to outpatient/ambulatory care. Telephonic calls to patients can vary from a single contact to weekly contacts for 30 days for patient needing chronic care management/high risk management.

The Discharge Follow-Up RN will have the opportunity to:

Work closely with providers, nurses, and other members of the organization for seamless transition from hospitalization through post discharge care

Utilize critical thinking skills to assist patients with their needs post discharge

Work in a team oriented department

Hours will vary weekly. 8 hour days, 3 day's one week, 2 days the following week for a total of 40 hours per pay period. Program hours are Monday-Friday, no weekends at this time. Schedule can change based on program needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Associate Degree in Nursing required

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), preferred

Experience

Diverse clinical experience with at least 5 years of nursing experience in an acute care setting

Computer experience (with Excel and electronic health record system)

Extensive clinical knowledge of the medical/surgical population

Other required skills:

Ability to answer questions of patients and families and to make critical decisions

The ability to prioritize job responsibilities and organize workload

Critical thinking and problem solving skills to facilitate timely and appropriate decision making

The ability to function in a team environment with healthcare professionals

Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively represent department to the public and interact with fellow team members, nursing/physician/ancillary staff, third-party payors and patients/families.

Diverse clinical experience with 10 years nursing in an acute care setting, preferred

Experience in medical, surgical, maternal and child units, preferred

Project management skills, preferred

Leadership attributes, preferred

Ability to gather data and report on findings, preferred

Bilingual/Spanish speaking, preferred

License/Certification

Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing. Will consider candidates with RN licensure from out of state but Oregon license is required upon start

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certified through the American Heart Association (AHA), preferred

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive starting wage

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness

Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution

Generous Earned Time Off

Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a locally-managed, nationally recognized top 15 health system. We are located in beautiful Southern Oregon and are the largest healthcare provider in nine counties. We provide comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities employ over 5000 people and include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region. Our mission is simple: "Asante exists to provide quality healthcare services in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities we serve."

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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