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Program Manager RN, 30 hours FT - Geriatric Emergency Department

Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose: Responsible for the development and maintenance of geriatric performance improvement activities; oversees implementation of new or corrective initiatives; monitors department nurses in their use of geriatric assessment tools, delivery of care coordination, and participation in research projects; manages equipment related issues; oversee the collaboration and education of nurses in the spoke hospitals. Acts as a resource and specialist in Geriatric Emergency Care.
Responsibilities: 1.Coordinates management of geriatric patient care both at D-H and spoke sites.
2.Monitors and evaluates performance of the Geriatric emergency care program and establishes goals and improvements of the geriatric program.
3.Identifies opportunities and strives for innovative strategies to improve patient care.
4.Works to develop a geriatric education plan for staff and patients/families at D-H and spoke sites.
5.Implements and evaluates approved goals and objectives, standards of care and practice, policies, and procedures.
6.Monitors geriatric guidelines, order sets, and clinical pathways.
7.Leads the team in initiating, developing, implementing, and monitoring, and measuring quality improvement processes.
8.Implements and evaluates processes to achieve compliance with regulatory and payer requirements.
9.Educates patients and families on resources within the community.
10.Completes follow up call to all patients over the age of 65 seen in the ED
11.Develops process for documenting and providing feedback to all stakeholders involved in the geriatric care process.
12.Serves as liaison to other care teams regarding mutual education, clinical care, and quality improvement issues.
13.Ensures that geriatric patients are reviewed at least quarterly for appropriateness of care following practice guidelines.
14.Oversees education and start-up of geriatric ED's in spoke hospitals.
15.Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) with 3 years of experience as an Emergency Department RN.
  • Completion of eight hours of Board of Registered Nursing approved continuing education units (CEU) in geriatric topics every two years.
  • Effective interpersonal/communication skills required.
  • Self-starter with initiative.
  • Proficient with computer applications, including data entry software, word processors, and reporting platforms.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks at once required. Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
    • Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.
    • Board certification by the ENA, GEN certification required.

Keywords: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New England , Program Manager RN, 30 hours FT - Geriatric Emergency Department, Healthcare , Lebanon, Northeast

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