Discharge Follow-Up RN
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.
Associate Degree in Nursing required
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), preferred
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
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.