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Perinatal Care Coordinator - RN, Per-Diem

Amoskeag Health

Amoskeag Health, formerly Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC), is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Now known as The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children and Teens, Child Health Services (CHS) is the original pediatric practice of MCHC dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. In June of 2019, all locations of MCHC consolidated under one name, Amoskeag Health.

Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves over 14,579 patients annually across four locations in Manchester.

Mission
To improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve by providing exceptional care and services that are accessible to all.

Vision
We envision a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed.

Core Values
We believe in:
• Promoting wellness and empowering patients through education
• Fostering an environment of respect, integrity and caring where all people are treated equally with dignity and courtesy
• Providing exceptional, evidence-based and patient-centered care
• Removing barriers so that our patients achieve and maintain their best possible health

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Primary care, preventive care, outreach and enabling services at Amoskeag Health are supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Cluster grant number H80CS00571. This grant provides approximately 15% of total revenue.


Job Summary:

The Per-Diem Perinatal Care Coordinator will coordinate all perinatal activities within Amoskeag Health in collaboration with the Certified Nurse Midwife and Prenatal team.  In addition, the role will oversee clinical tracking of CDF reports and all clinical indicators for grant reporting.

Job Relationships:

Responsible to the Clinical Manager

 

 

  1. Responsible for the coordination of the Perinatal Program to ensure that perinatal care is provided to all Amoskeag Health clients that are pregnant.
  2. Develop linkages with medical and community agencies to receive and provide client referrals.
  3. Assess patient's need for treatment or advice via telephone call or personal encounter (walk-in). Consults with provider whenever necessary in order to advise patient of most appropriate action; reinforce provider plan of care.
  4. Determine, based on patient need, if patient needs to be seen by a provider and how quickly. Promote continuity of care within limits of staffing availability. Schedule urgent appointments appropriately.
  5. Respond to patient calls within a timely manner. Document all calls/visits; maintain accurate notes on telephone message and attach to progress note in patient's chart. All documentation in a patient's medical record must be complete. If care is not documented it is not valid.
  6. Maintains a procedure for perinatal referrals. Monthly review of prenatal charts for compliance and continuity of care.  Case management review of charts monthly.
  7. Tracks perinatal information on a monthly basis. Information to include total number of prenatal clients - number kept inhouse and number referred out for care.
  8. Assist in the implementation of a MIS tracking system for CDF’s, OB referrals and case management of all prenatal clients. Create a recall system via mailings and telephone reminders.
  9. Assist in the maintenance of prenatal health education materials for Amoskeag Health.
  10. Maximizes relationships with referral agencies.
  11. Maintain accurate, timely documentation in the client’s medical record of client contacts, case planning, and client’s plan of care. All documentation in a client’s record to be legible and easily understood by anyone who may need to access the medical record.
  12. Provide clear written and oral communication to both Amoskeag Health clients and employees.
  13. Attend and participate in meeting requirements of Amoskeag Health funding sources. This may include, but is not limited to assisting with development, implementation and monitoring of grant proposal.  The clinical tracking for grants will be overseen, in part, by this role.
  14. Attend and participate in other Amoskeag Health meetings as directed. If absent, responsible for reading of minutes and signing the documentation.
  15. Attend mandatory safety-related and infection control in-services as designated by Senior Management.
  16. Maintain licensure for current RN status by ongoing professional education.
  17. Sensitivity to cultural diversity of population being served. Maintain client age-related competence.
  18. Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  19. Assist the second Perinatal Nurse Coordinator to ensure that comprehensive, high quality prenatal care is delivered to all pregnant clients- including, but not limited to: scheduling appointments, pregnancy tests, prenatal intakes, triaging, case management, NSTs, injections

 

Seconday (Cross training):

  1. Meet with providers on a regular basis and work jointly to establish expectations for how team issues will be managed, such as scheduling, forms and refill issues.
  2. Integrate health teaching into daily clinical routines, including appropriate information on health maintenance and disease management, for all ages, during each patient encounter.
  3. In case of patient referral to another facility, coordinate care with appropriate staff at the other facility (Mental Health Center, Emergency Department, VNA, etc)
  4. Prepare prescription refills (via pharmacy line; patient calls/visits) and necessary vouchers, when indicated. Chart all refills and updates as needed.
  5. Maintain Nurse Visit schedule: responsible for attending to scheduled nurse visits and documenting care in Logician. Visit reasons may include Depo-Provera, B-12 or other injections, Medication Review, PT/INR dose changes, on-site assessment of acutely ill patients, weights for babies with failure to thrive, repeat BP checks, immunizations, NST’s or other reasons.
  6. Assist with non-scheduled nursing needs during/throughout the shift. These requests vary from assistance with ECG’s, meeting with patients who have walked in for a free pregnancy test, starting a patient on an NST machine, stabilizing an acutely ill patient until the ambulance arrives, administering a nebulizer treatment, starting an IV (if trained to do so).
  7. Work cooperatively with team-mates to monitor the schedule and keep the flow of patients moving. From time to time this may require assisting the MA with immunizations or rooming patients. Vice versa, this may mean the MA’s may need to assist the nurse with call volume or other needs.
  8. Assist with the processing of various patient paperwork. The nurse should prepare as many components as possible before handing off to the provider. Samples of patient paperwork are disability forms, handicap sticker requests, authorizations for wheelchairs and other assistive devices, letters to return to work, PE and Immune report requests. This list is not all inclusive.
  9. All nurses are responsible to maintain their office space and to clean up after themselves if they have used an exam room, any medical equipment or instruments. Nurses will assist in pulling out full sharps dispensers and will replace those and other stock as needed.
  10. Opening and Closing duties, Lunch coverage: There are duties responsible to the particular nurse who is covering at various times during the day. The specific duties are listed in our protocols. Each nurse is responsible for specific duties based on the shift they are working that day.
  11. Continually update personal, clinical and professional knowledge and skills through formal and informal educational experience. Comply with state continuing education laws.
  12. Become aware of and currently updated regarding community resources that would assist our patients.
  13. Actively participate in policy/protocol development for the clinical setting.
  14. Attend and participates in Amoskeag Health meetings as directed. If absent, responsible for reading minutes of meetings and signing the documentation.
  15. Attend mandatory safety-related, infection control in-services as designated by the Senior Management Team.
  16. Maintain licensure for RN/LPN status by ongoing professional education; maintain professional development.
  17. Sensitivity to cultural diversity of population being served. Maintain patient age-related competence.

 

In addition, individual must possess this knowledge and these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

 

  1. Physical requirements include ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; pick, pinch, type or otherwise work primarily with fingers; stand for sustained periods of time and move about on foot to accomplish tasks; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; apply pressure to an object with fingertips; sustain substantial movement of wrists, hands and/or fingertips.

 

  1. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

 

  1. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discrimination in sound.

 

  1. Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems; to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Excellent listening skills.

 

  1. Ability to exert up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, punch, pull, or otherwise move objects. Primary functions involve sitting, as well as stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching; walking, particularly for long distances, and standing for sustained periods of time.

 

  1. Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal operation, extensive reading, and visual perception involving small parts/defects.

 

  1. Excellent written, verbal communication and social skills.

 

  1. Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.

 

  1. Knowledge of data base and spreadsheet software systems. Computer skills preferred and basic financial skills, as well as analytical skills for trend and situational analysis desired.

 

  1. Ability to transport self to meetings, events and affiliated vendors.

 

  1. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

Based on the mental requirements of the position, please check below the ADA statement that best fits the position.  Choose ONLY ONE from below:

 

  • Requires the ability to understand and follow simple instructions and to use simple equipment involving few decisions.

 

  • Requires the ability to perform repetitive or routine duties working from detailed instructions and understand procedures. Requires the making of minor decisions.

 

  • Requires the ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of a particular field and the use of a wide range of procedures. Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts and conditions regarding individual problems or transactions to determine what actions should be taken within the limits of standard practice.

 

  • Requires the ability to plan and perform a wide variety of duties requiring general knowledge of policies and procedures. Requires considerable judgment to work independently toward general results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions, making decisions based on precedent and policy.

 

  • Requires the ability to plan and perform difficult work where only general methods are available. Involves highly technical or involved projects, presenting new or constantly changing problems.  Requires outstanding judgment and initiative in dealing with complex factors not easily evaluated, also making decisions for which there is little precedent.

 

  • Requires the ability to plan and perform complex work that involves new or constantly changing problems where there is little accepted method or procedure. Involves participation in the formulation and carrying out of policies, objectives and programs for major divisions or functions.  Considerable ingenuity and exceptional judgment required to deal with factors not easily evaluated, interpret results and make decisions carrying a great deal of responsibility.  Direct and coordinate the work of subordinate supervision in order to attain objectives.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Education/Training: RN with 5 + years OB experience.  BSN preferred.  Current NH RN License.

 

  1. Experience: Community health experience preferred.  Experience with Case management, quality improvement.  Clinical skills should include heath assessment and knowledge of high risk obstetrics.  Must possess an understanding of grant related requirements and be responsible for reporting and clinical tracking.

 

  1. Knowledge/Skills: Ability to work with and delegate tasks to other team members when necessary.

 

 

Salary Range:  (Exempt Position)

This is a Category 1 job (with regard to OSHA):

 

 Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids in completing this job.

 

Educated regarding “Enforcement Policy and Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis,” including use of NIOSH approved high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) respirators.

Requirements:

Who we are, what we do

Amoskeag Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and progressive, nonprofit primary healthcare organization that celebrated its 25th year in 2018.
Our team of healthcare professionals positively impacts the health, well-being and quality of life for those we serve providing comprehensive, integrated, affordable healthcare and education to patients.  We utilize a team-based model including embedded Behavioral Health Clinicians as well as Case Managers, Care Coordinators and Community Health Workers.

Amoskeag Health requires all employees to show proof of vaccination for both COVID 19 and annual influenza (or show a valid religious, pregnancy, or disability-related reason for not being vaccinated).

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: January 13, 2022

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