The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued an emergency advisory about an elevated threat of cybersecurity attacks targeting hospitals and health care systems in the U.S. These threats can come by phone calls, text messages or emails.
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Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet(r) health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
Primary function :
The Bariatric Program Manager is responsible for the planning, organization, management, coordination and implementation of all clinical and business improvement initiatives for the Bariatric Surgery Program. The Program serves patients by optimizing their health status of patients enrolled prior to surgical intervention, following their inpatient care trajectory, and supporting both safe discharge, recovery, and long-term follow up with minimized risk of complication. The Program Manager will provide the leadership required to execute projects of various size and complexity in congruency with the Metabolic Health Service's clinical and business objectives. The Bariatric Program Manager is the liaison between surgeons, direct to employer partners, inpatient and discharge planning caregivers, insurance carriers, and the patient/family to promote the highest quality, most cost-effective care.
Principal duties and responsibilities :
Develops project plans to include: Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Organization and Communications, Staffing, Risk and Issue Management, Test, Configuration, and Change Management
Strategizes on continued business development of the bariatric surgery program as seen with direct to employer partnership
Acts upon opportunities to improve existing processes while developing new methods for efficiency and improved quality
Works collaboratively and serves as a clinical liaison between Christiana Care, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers.
Reviews and coordinates patient's surgery schedule including all readmissions.
Coordinates and oversees documentation of patients' care plans prioritized by patient need.
Reviews clinical information before initial visit, anticipating needs and/or high-risk issues regarding the plan of care.
Maintains up-to-date information on innovative and successful strategies to reach the target population.
Assesses patient's/caregiver's learning needs and adapts teaching methods to provide a thorough understanding that will maximize successful clinical outcomes.
Assesses support systems and sets realistic patient expectations for service delivery &/or initiation of the treatment plan.
Reviews, evaluates and utilizes current research related to bariatric surgery
Develops and conducts bariatric education programs on a variety of topics, in a variety of community and clinical settings.
Ensures continuous compliance with MBSAQIP standards, maintaining relevant pathways, protocols, staff and patient education.
Coordinates and participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings and patient care conferences.
Responsible for all aspects of charting and maintaining patient records and reports in accordance with policies and procedures and in compliance with Joint Commission standards.
Initiates and actively participates in performance improvement (PI) activities and quality assurance.
Monitor outcomes data and collection and leads quality improvement initiatives for the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Relates medical information and effectiveness of therapy, progress toward therapeutic goals, errors, patient reactions or complaints to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
Functions as an active member of the multi-disciplinary team; communicates/contributes, receives information, acts on decisions reached via the team conference.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed.
Education and experience requirements :
Licensed / Registered Nurse with minimum 5 years' experience in healthcare delivery.
Bachelor of Nursing required
Master's Degree required
Prior experience in weight management programs required, with emphasis on Bariatric Surgery preferred.
Experience in case management preferred.
Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) preferred
Internal Number: JR54123
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.