Nurse Specialty Care Coord

Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Palliative Care
Category: Prog Coord/Mgr
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 737628
Posted On: 3/23/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children's has a unique opportunity for a highly specialized unit that requires the ultimate skill set in dealing with families/patients during the most challenging time of their lives. This Nurse Care Coordinator position is a full time position, M - F. The incumbent will be working with the Nurse Practitioner, a social worker and a team of physicians who all specialize in Palliative Care. Incumbent will also collaborate with all Specialties across the organization to provide the best care. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the in/outpatient care; working with patients who are medically complex; Palliative Care experience is a plus. This is a unique opportunity to work with a highly skilled team that works closely together to treat the most vulnerable children seeking care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

This position utilizes advanced critical thinking to develop, implement, and evaluate an individualized plan of care that educates, empowers and optimizes patient outcomes throughout all transitions within the continuum of care. It provides leadership, clinical expertise /integration and functional direction to team members in order to ensure quality and continuity of patient services. Serves as the expert resource within a specialty area and participates in assessing specialty population needs and health outcomes. It facilitates continuity of care using nursing process, interprofessional collaboration, coordination of and access to appropriate health care services and community resources.

Position Duties

  1. Nursing Process/Direct Care
    • Implements nursing process of assessment, planning, analysis, intervention and evaluation, incorporating physical as well as psychosocial and developmental needs of designated patient populations.
    • Focuses on a patient population, individual patient or caregiver's needs.
    • Utilizes multiple means of communication including telephone triage, in-person interaction and the use of current and future technologies.
    • Documents patient encounters and required follow-up.
    • Communicates relevant clinical information to the physicians and team to optimize patient outcomes and goals.
  2. Management of Patient's Condition
    • Acts as partner, advocate, and advisor, assisting and supporting patient/family in the optimal management of their own health care, respecting their culture and values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences.
    • Provides patient/family education that focuses on health promotion, management of health issues, and prevention of complications.
    • Utilizes a variety of motivational strategies to effect positive patient/family outcomes.
    • Delegates teaching components to staff prepared to teach and/or intervene in clinical settings.
    • Prepares patient and family as they transition through the care continuum.
    • Facilitates communication between patient, family and interdisciplinary.
  3. Operations of Clinic Services
    • Works collaboratively with unit / medical leadership to provide guidance and direction to staff by taking an active role in planning, decision-making, and communication to healthcare team of issues affecting the interdisciplinary team, quality of care, and integration of patient care activities.
    • Provides clinical expertise that promotes coordinated specialty services.
    • Assesses staff education needs and provides staff leaning opportunities relevant to patient / family specialty population.
    • Assists in the investigation of significant incidents or identified risk, and partners with leadership to identify opportunities for improvement.
    • May organize operations of clinic site to assure compliance with necessary service requirements of identified population or specialty program.
    • Utilizes professional, regulatory, and governmental agency standards to guide care of patient population.
  4. Continuity of Care
    • Facilitates continuity of care using nursing process, interprofessional collaboration, coordination of and access to appropriate health care services and community resources.
    • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, refers patients to optimal health services within and outside the organization and across the care continuum.
    • To assure optimal care and coordination, supports patient and family in transitioning across the care continuum: hospital based services, community based services and other health care professionals.
    • Facilitates transition from pediatric to adult care as appropriate.
  5. Assessing Effectiveness of Services and Monitoring Specialty Population Needs and Outcomes
    • Evaluates effectiveness of specialty care services with attention to target population quality indicators, such as unplanned admissions, patient satisfaction, and health / illness / injury outcomes.
    • Maintains skill and knowledge proficiency/competency within specialty area.
    • Maintains accurate records to support data analysis and reporting.
    • As needed prepares accurate, required reports for granting agencies, specialty national health initiatives, and hospital quality initiatives.
    • Regularly reviews research based literature to improve clinical care outcomes and support quality improvement efforts, as well as compliance with regulatory bodies.
    • Facilities adherence to national standards as appropriate.
  6. Community Efforts
    • Promotes the development of community awareness of disease process as appropriate to the focus of the clinical specialty program.
    • Provides community education.
    • Participates in relevant community events.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Four year degree (BSN) in nursing, or a Diploma Nursing degree or two year (ADN) degree in nursing coupled with directly related work experience.
2. Masters degree in Nursing.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Three years of clinical practice experience.
2. Experience with pediatric or specialty populations.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN License from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona law prior to start date.
2. Specialty and/ or Care Coordination and Transition Management Certification.
3. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the America Heart Association.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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