Perinatal Coordinator

Nemours Foundation Orlando , FL 32801

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.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

Nemours is seeking a FULL-TIME Perinatal Registered Nurse Coordinator to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida

Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region

The Perinatal Coordinator (PC) is the front line provider for the Nemours Center for Fetal Care and Maternal Fetal Medicine program. They are accountable for creating an environment that leads to a positive patient care experience by evaluating, planning and implementing effective plans of care and communicating with providers, patients and their families. The PC serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the PC will take the lead in the coordination of a clear and concise care plan for all Perinatal patients in a manner that meets the needs of the patient and family first. In addition to coordination of care, the PC will obtain appropriate patient consents and authorizations for medical treatment and procedures. Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and medical procedures. Provide individualized telephonic support, including in-depth patient education, monitoring, and telephonic triage of the high risk perinatal population, under the direction of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician team. This position will support Nemours patients and families in experiencing continuity of care within the Nemours system. The PC is responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assurance and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of Nemours

Position Responsibilities

  • Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.

  • Collaborates and facilitates care to families with a multi-disciplinary health care team to implement a specific plan of care for defined perinatal high risk members, for optimal outcome of mothers and babies.

  • Ensures appropriate prenatal consultation with specialties and fetal imaging.

  • Assists with and facilitates the identification and tracking of prenatal patients at risk for preterm labor, current pregnancy induced hypertension and others, per entrance criteria. Provides comprehensive educational interventions to defined members. Promotes member's understanding of her risk factors and her level of knowledge of signs and symptoms of complications. Includes verbal and written instructions on side effects and actions of prescribed medications.

  • Communicates with families to ensure an understanding of the referral process and what to expect at their visit. Accompanies families to prenatal consultations.

  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates patient teaching plans for areas of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, anticoagulant therapy, therapeutic diet instruction, weight control, and other areas as designated. Sets-up, performs, and/or assists with procedures as appropriate.

  • Communicates results with referring OB/GYN and family.

  • Arranges all initial postnatal follow up's. Documents and monitors outcomes on high risk fetal center patients.

  • Provides referral support for our partnering providers.

  • Participates in Nemours Center for Fetal Care outreach initiatives

  • Participates in and represents the Perinatal Team in department programs and meetings.

Position Requirements

  • BSN required

  • Active Florida Registered Nurse License Required

  • Minimum of three years experience required; Perinatal, Obstetrical, and/or Neonatal nursing experience preferred.

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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Perinatal Coordinator

Nemours Foundation