Wellforce ED Aftercare Clinician, Registered Nurse, RN in Lowell, Massachusetts
This is an exceptional opportunity to work close to home with a three-time Magnet-recognized, community-based hospital that delivers on our promise to provide Complete Connected Care. Come join our amazing Emergency Department team.
The ED Aftercare Clinician reviews all of the final laboratory and radiology test results on discharged ED patients to ensure they have the appropriate discharge plan. Works collaboratively within department and other services to provide complete connected care to patients. Acts as a liaison between the patient and the healthcare system to ensure the best possible care.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Reviews all final laboratory and radiology reports on discharged patients from the Emergency Department.
Takes action if finding noted in the Emergency Department record are inconsistent with the final results, to ensure appropriate follow up for the patient. Consults with the ED provider or patient’s primary care physician for any questions and/or further orders for the patient.
Documents interventions in the follow up portion of the Emergency Department medical record.
Completes any necessary mandatory reporting paperwork and documents within the medical record.
Places follow up phone calls to patients as able to ensure follow up as instructed, and also improve the overall patient experience. Refer patients to PCP or follow up in the ED if any concerns.
Calls patients in follow up to ED visit if referred by ED staff. This may be an at risk patient or someone that the ED staff is requesting follow up nurse to speak with regarding their discharge plan.
Current MA license and BSN is strongly preferred
Valid BLS required
3+ years of RN experience, critical care or ED preferred
About Lowell General Hospital:
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care with our 3rd designation achieved in August 2020. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 2% of hospitals have attained a 3rd Magnet designation.
Part of the Circle Health network, Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. As a proud member of Wellforce, we work with affiliates Tufts Medical Center, Hallmark Health and NEQCA to provide the highest quality care to communities throughout Massachusetts. Circle Health / Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.