Gerontological Care Coordinator, (GNP) Job

Bloomington, MN, 55420
Nov 15, 2012
Feb 28, 2013
Employment Status
Part Time
Gerontological Care Coordinator, (GNP)

Job ID:: 25402
Department:: Nursing Home Program
City:: Bloomington, MN
Location:: HP - Bloomington 8170 Office Bldg
Position Type:: Part-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Part-time position, actual work schedule to be determined.
Hrs/Pay Period:: 40

Job Description::


This position provides the primary health care for patients in assigned care settings; provides care coordination to achieve patient centered, high quality and cost-effective care across the continuum; and provides nursing leadership in defining and achieving program goals in a changing health care environment.


Provides the primary health care for assigned patients in care settings.

* Evaluates the patient’s health status using physical assessment and history taking skills.

* Seeks appropriate consultation with other members of the health care team.

* Initiates and evaluates a plan of care in accordance with established standards.

* Utilizes principles of quality of life, maintenance of optimal function and the patient’s advanced directives in developing the plan of care.

* Coordinates and/or cooperates with a multidisciplinary approach to discharge planning as needed.

* Documents the patient’s condition, progress, and plan of care in a clear and concise manner, and according to accepted standards.

* Provides timely availability on working days by pager for patient care management.

* Completes all required documents for billing in accordance with program policy time frames.

* Achieves program standard for expected volume of patient encounters.

Provides care coordination to ensure patient centered, high quality and cost-effective care.

* Ascertains the patients’ families perceptions and concerns regarding their health and plan of care and incorporates their unique needs into the care plan.

* Effectively communicates the plan of care and treatment options to the patient, family and extended care team.

* Follows health plan guidelines in referring patients to appropriate resources.

* Utilizes principles of cost effectiveness in developing a quality plan of care.

Provides nursing leadership in defining and achieving program goals in a changing health care environment.

* Serves as a role model and resource person to fellow NP’s and nurses regarding professional conduct and practice.

* Communicates in a positive and pro-active manner.

* Participates in program and nurse practitioner meetings for information sharing and problem resolution regarding program and care delivery issues.

* Anticipates, assesses and solve problems effectively.

* Efficiently manages time and resources.

* Formulates personal and professional goals that promote individual and professional growth, using appropriate resources.

* Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a changing work environment.

* Provides information and informal education to care providers regularly at assigned care settings.

* Participates in providing effective educational experiences for nurse practitioner students on request.

* Participates in providing pertinent information about the program and resources to other health professionals on request.

* Serves on committees and task forces as requested to contribute to program improvements.

Performs other duties as assigned.


* Masters degree in nursing or public health nursing or equivalent education and experience.

* Certification as Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Geriatric/Family) by a national certifying body (ANCC, AANP, etc.) or eligible to take certification exam within six months.

* Current Minnesota RN license.

* Three to five years experience working with seniors in a clinical setting.


* Knowledge of Medicare Guidelines preferred for those assigned to the transitional care settings.

* Minimum of one-year experience working in acute care preferred for those assigned to the transitional care settings.

* Home care experience preferred for those assigned to the long-term care/assisted living settings.


* Clinical work is within the scope of practice as defined by Minnesota Board of Nursing and the national certifying body (ANCC, AANP, etc.)

* Situations or issues that are barriers to providing quality health care should be brought to attention of Program Manager.

Additional Information

This position will be based in our hospice division.

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