Autism Clinic Coordinator

Nemours Foundation Wilmington , DE 19801

Posted 2 months ago

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

The clinic coordinator provides essential services that focus on:

  1. Each individual patient and family as they move through the clinic.

  2. Overall flow of the clinic operations.

The clinic is interdisciplinary, with multiple providers seeing each patient during assessment, treatment and monitoring. The SAC (Swank Autism Center) Clinic Coordinator will coordinate patient visits from first contact with the Swank Autism Center through the patient's transition to adult care. The SAC Clinic Coordinator will coordinate visits with team clinicians; facilitate referrals to and communication with Nemours' and community providers; organize and maintain a clinic roster and patient status; and coordinate patient care conferences. The clinic coordinator will frequently act as the patients' contact point into communication and services by the Center.

Essential Functions

  • Performs appropriate assessment of patient/family upon referral and determines time and provider for initial appointment.

  • Performs ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient progress and revision of interdisciplinary plan of care related to patient needs.

  • Identifies patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate teaching and/or referrals.

  • Participates in responding to patient phone calls. Explains treatment regimens to patient/family after having discussed with the physician.

  • Demonstrates ability to share clinical knowledge with other members of the health care team; works collaboratively with Nursing Education Department to share sub-specialty knowledge with nursing staff.

  • Acts as a liaison between families and members of the health care team.

  • Utilizes specialized body of knowledge and technical skills in nursing practice related to sub-specialty in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy and protocol.

  • Participates in the development of standards of care for the specialty patient population.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages; neonates, pediatrics, adolescents and adults.

  • Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development; strives to increase knowledge and identifies goals for professional growth.

  • Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality/Process Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.

  • Coordinates care for SAC patients including obtaining intake forms, past medical records, ROI for school records, scheduling diagnostic process/assessment, scheduling SAC appointments, coordinating care with Social Work, coordinating care with SAC clinicians, and scheduling patient care conferences.

Non-Essential Functions

Facilitates open communication with Nurse Managers, Clinical Educators, staff nurses, and medical staff, Social work. Maintains a current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities and organizations. Participates on intra- or interdepartmental committee(s) as appointed by Nursing Leadership. Stays current on technological aspects of the position. Ensures written communications are focused to the reader's understanding

Performance Skills

Accepts and provides feedback Recognizes the importance of process Builds and fosters professional relationships Answers customers questions and provides accurate information Thinks pro-actively, takes direction, and makes decisions Schedules time efficiently, sets priorities and delegates Works both independently or with a team and shares resources

Additional Requirements:

Bachelors degree required.

DE RN licensure required

BSN preferred

Three years of related clinical experience preferred

Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure Required

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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Autism Clinic Coordinator

Nemours Foundation