Florida Hospital seeks to hire Hospitalist RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
The newly opened Florida Hospital Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab. The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station. The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that Florida Hospital had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades.
The Hospitalist Service Line crosses all campus at Florida Hospital and is focused on the strategic development and alignment of physician operations with FH system and campus initiatives. Hospitalist are physicians who specialize in providing comprehensive medical care to patients while they are in the hospital. Our hospitalists are based across all of the Florida Hospital campuses and they admit and care for our patients and patients of referring physicians who are receiving in-hospital care, including those who require a hospital stay of less than 24 hours.
Monday – Friday with some weekends/holidays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Hospitalist RN functions in a supportive role to the contracted Hospitalist Physicians/Providers. The Hospitalist RN partners with the contracted Hospitalist MD/Provider and the Care Management Team to manage escalated issues and complex cases in an effort to help facilitate patient throughput and appropriate discharge placement. This role actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Ability to function in a stressful, fast paced environment
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
Interpersonal skills that promote teamwork
Ability to think proactively
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Computer skills that include Microsoft applications and Hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Three to five years of experience as a RN
Acute care experience (preferred)
Experience in Case Management, Managed Care, Discharge Planning and Utilization Management (preferred)
Case Management training (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid Florida State Licensure as a RN
Case Management certification (American Case Management Association – ACMA/Case Management Society of America – CMSA) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
Liaises between Care Management and Hospitalist providers, working collaboratively to solve patient challenges which includes, but not limited to, financial barriers, religious beliefs and cognitive issues.
Acts as an escalation team for Floor Care Managers.
Follows-up on any outstanding diagnostic test results, pending consults, patient requests or barriers for discharge. Avoids delay by ensuring test results are available for review and decision making.
Connects with Hospitalist providers each day to review discharge plans on all patients. Identifies patients that have a discharge delay and identifies barriers to discharge. Works with providers to facilitate safe and appropriate discharges. Collaboratively manages interdisciplinary patient discharge plan. Effectively communicates across continuum of care.
Participates in outlier meetings as appropriate. Communicates information with providers and facilitates changes in plan of care as directed by physician
Shadows all new contracted Hospitalist providers. Performs chart audits and helps identify areas for additional education or information sharing.
Facilitates post discharge communication with Primary Care Physicians and patients as necessary.
Uses discretion and adherence to policies and procedures when discussing patient related issues that are confidential in nature. Protects patient privacy with all interactions. Maintains the confidentiality of employees, patients, administrative staff, functions and medical staff information with no infractions.
Actively participates collaboratively with the Care Management Department in support of system goals for capacity management.
Attends Hospitalist Council or other physician meetings to participate in sharing feedback, present findings and assist with problem identification and resolution. Plays an active role in educating resident physicians and Hospitalists on patient care management from a care management discipline.
Maintains knowledge of federal and regulatory policies in the patient care management.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Hospitalist RN opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.