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Bariatric Program Administrator

Company: Crozer-Keystone Health System
Location: Chester
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary:Responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Bariatric Surgical Program.-- --Direct oversight of all patient care operations, human resource management, operations management, quality and safety initiatives, regulatory compliance, facilities and physical asset management as it pertains to the Bariatric Program.-- The Bariatric Coordinator develops and maintains collegial and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the health system to positively impact operations, patient care outcomes.-- Is a patient advocate and resource person for the hospital and the community through direct consultation, recommendation and educational offerings. Acts as program statistician.Provides strategic leadership and operational guidance and oversite of CKHS Bariatric Program.Maintains a safe, high quality and efficient environment for physicians, staff, patients and visitors.Oversees all activities of the Bariatric program to provide the highest quality patient care in an economically sound and efficient manner.--Performs chart review for current inpatients to monitor patient status, collect statistical data, and perform QA/QI screens.Coordinates the daily operations of the program and related activities.--In collaboration with physicians and staff identifies, develops and monitors key performance indicators.Acts as staffing coordinator for the Bariatric Surgical Program, and oversees the performance of same.Develops the agenda and facilitates the Educational Seminars, assists in the community wide marketing of the Bariatric Surgical Program for CKHS.--Assists and facilitates Educational Seminars and Marketing outside of the immediate catchment area as indicated.Is a consultant and educator to the medical staff, administration, the nursing and hospital staff in matters relevant to bariatric surgery.Coordinates all activities related to the selection and pre-operative screening of bariatric surgical candidates.Oversees maintenance of individual patient charts for the program in accordance with HIPPA guidelines.Oversees the financial investigation / pre-authorization process for pre-surgical patients.Consults with Patient Accounts Department for all issues related to Inpatient and Outpatient Billing.Influences change through participation in QA/QI, CQI, Department Head, Management of Patient Care, Infection Control and other appropriate committees as needed.--Assists in the development of Care Plans specific to the needs of the bariatric patient.Plans and develops educational programs addressing pre and post-surgical needs of the bariatric patient.Coordinates with the Program Dietician and the Educational Committee to develop teaching tools for the bariatric patient.Oversees nutritional counseling activities within the program.Remains knowledgeable about current and evolving regulatory requirements and other topics related to bariatric surgery by reviewing current literature, attending seminars and formal courses.Networks with colleagues who are active in the field of bariatric surgery.Monitors patient care activities to identify methods, techniques, supplies, new products and/or specific policies or procedures related to bariatric surgery.--Assists Utilization Review Department as indicated.-- Performs financial and operational reviews, overseeing expenditures, staffing and overtime, and various operational indicators.Assists Discharge Planning Department as indicated to effectuate timely discharge.Oversees the post-operative follow-up program to assure patient compliance.Develops the agenda and facilitates the Bariatric Support Group.Provides inservice education to all CKHS employees who have a role in the care of the bariatric surgical patient.Offer in-service opportunities to all outside Home Care Agencies who will receive referrals from the Bariatric Surgical Program.Interacts on routine basis with Medical Directors and physicians to ensure their procedural business needs are met and resolves any medical/administrative problemsEffectively on boards new physicians.In conjunction with Senior Leadership recommends, evaluates capital equipment and participates in the planning an implementation of capital projects.Strategic Management to include strategic planning /project management and the ability to recognize a sense of urgency and set goals, both departmental and project based, implement small tests of change, evaluate progress and effect permanent change.-- Understands roles, timelines, milestones and resource utilization.--Education and Training:----Master's Degree in Nursing, Business or Health Care Administration required within 2 years of hireBSN Required--Experience and Knowledge:5 years of increasing supervisory experience2-4 years Nursing experience strongly preferredBachelor's Degree and National Nurse Certification in Bariatrics strongly preferredKnowledge of established bariatric criteria and surgical options required.Previous experience with established bariatric surgical programs required.ASMBS Affiliate Membership required.--Registration, Licensure and/or Certification: --Current RN licensure to practice Professional Nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required

Keywords: Crozer-Keystone Health System, Philadelphia , Bariatric Program Administrator, Other , Chester, Pennsylvania

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