Registered Nurse - Bariatrics Coordinator at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 10/13/2021


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    Killeen, TX
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Registered Nurse - Bariatric Coordinator -  AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

 Full Time – Day Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

Work closely with teams across the facility to manage the service line strategic planning, implementation, and analysis of progress for the bariatric program

Coordinate with marketing on bariatric website launch, contact center and marketing plans for the service line

Plan and conduct monthly bariatric seminars and schedule follow up appointments as necessary

Maintain accountability and frequent touch base with program participants

Coordinate with multidisciplinary team to schedule patient for all procedures, appointments, testing, etc.

Ensures compliance with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) hospital requirements and subsequent COE designation, American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid LCD requirements and conditions of participation, AdventHealth/BSW standards and all other regulatory requirements and standards that may be required by local, state, and federal agencies.

Work alongside surgical services and surgeons for pre op and post op education as well as the nursing team on the floor, providing care to the post op patients

Manage and regulate insurance requirements for patients to be eligible for surgery as well as assist in obtaining authorizations as needed

Work with finance to assist the patient in financial counseling as well as quality to track patient data and outcomes necessary for accreditation

Work alongside our partner BSWH to ensure appropriate flow of patient care from their clinic to other outpatient services (Behavioral Health, PT Solutions, Nutrition, etc.) provided at AHCT

Monitors and reports departmental compliance with policies and procedures

Schedules meetings with interdisciplinary team as needed

Works with the service line lead and physician liaison team to maximize volume and plan for bariatric program growth

Acts as a liaison between physicians, internal customers, and management team with pertinent and ongoing communication

Responsible and accountable for participation in quality and performance improvement activities with the goal to improve patient outcomes. Utilizes literature, research and evidence-based practice to improve patient care and nursing practice. Is knowledgeable of patient results and action plans and shares unit data with contributing parties

Participates in unit/service line budgeting processes to ensure a cost effective, quality focused environment. As applicable, ensures supplies and equipment are available as needed for patient care

May continue to provide all aspects of clinical patient care

Performs other duties as assigned


What You Will Need:

Associate of Science in Nursing and 2+ years’ experience

Basic Life Support – CPR Certification

Registered Nurse Licensed in the State of Texas

Bachelors Preferred

Job Summary:

The bariatric coordinator will oversee the bariatric program and act as a liaison for the patient through all aspects of their care pertaining to their weight loss journey that include but are not limited to surgeons, hospital, dieticians, and physical therapy.  This position will also be responsible for assisting with accreditation needs and monitoring patient outcomes as well as coordinating with insurances as needed.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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