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PPG Bariatric Surgery Nurse

Company: DeKalb Health
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus. # Summary Provides patient centered nursing care in an outpatient setting to the morbidly obese population according to established scope of practice guidelines and standard of care. Develops, coordinates, and implements patient plan of care in collaboration with the health care team, including bariatric surgeons and bariatric surgery coordinator. Major responsibilities: rooming patients, patient triage, medication administration, and patient teaching. Additional responsibilities: Assists in the Bariatric Program#s patient flow by helping patients navigate steps to bariatric surgery, and beyond (postop). Responsible for patient conversation to surgery, including patient education, patient checklist creation (with insurance specialist), patient tracking and navigation. Presents at information seminars and support groups. Manages information sessions and support groups programs, venues, and schedules. Participates in weekly team conference to review Patient Tracker/status, compliance, and the achievement of metrics to ensure volume growth in the program. Discusses upcoming 6 months of patients and their readiness for surgery with the team. Develops mechanism/tool for patient tracking, and actions to ensure patient progression to surgery. Clinically supports the bariatric surgeon in the clinic. Meets with patients to review their checklist and path to surgery. Assists with patient triage, rooming, vital signs, procedures, scheduling of tests, and coordinating appointments. Utilizes tools such as Epic, Patient Tracker, Insurance Grid, WorkQueue, and other IT Programs to ensure patients are completing the correct tasks for surgery. Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Continually strives to advance knowledge and practice of clinical skills in bariatrics. Education Must have an Associate#s degree from a school of nursing. # Licensure/Certification Must have an Indiana Registered Nursing License. CPR certified. Completion of American College of Surgeon#s Bariatric Nurse Certification (BCN) within 1 year of employment. # Experience Requires 3 to 4 years of working with patients, physicians, and staff. Clinic Setting or Hospital Setting preferred. Prefer experience working with the morbidly obese population. # Other Qualifications Excellent telephone, written, presentation, and inter-personal communication skills. Superior ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff, administration, surgeons, and external organizations. Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Superior knowledge, empathy and sensitivity skill and abilities in understanding and working with the morbidly obese population. Displays a positive attitude and associated behaviors at all times. Serves as a role model to other staff members. Possesses both an individual and team-based work style. Ability to educate and train staff. Must have strong conflict resolution skills. Flexibility, professionalism, attention to detail, and a focus on quality. Ability to work with little supervision while handling numerous tasks. Ability to prioritize and organize workload with interruptions. Knowledge of medical terminology. An understanding of Insurance plans and CPT and ICD 10 codes is preferred. Familiarity with internet and computer skills (Microsoft Office) #

Keywords: DeKalb Health, Fort Wayne , PPG Bariatric Surgery Nurse, Other , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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