Oct 07, 2022

Perinatal Care Coordinator

  • Methodist Health System
  • Dallas, TX, USA

Job Description

Hours of Work :

8-4pm

Days Of Week :

M-F

Work Shift :

8X5 Day (United States of America)

Job Description :

Job Purpose:

Provide a concierge type service to our patients as they enter our health system for perinatal care via personal calls to assist in patient registration, doing tours of the perinatal units and assisting in patient education classes as needed. Responsible for facilitating the Women’s and Children’s Services bereavement program: including education of the staff and follow up with the patients and the family. Support families, staff and palliative care team in dealing with process involved in withdrawal of life support.

Education:

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN required

Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred):

State of TX RN, Specialty Certification preferred

Current CPR certification required

Current Resolve through Sharing Training

Related Work Experience and Other Skills:

Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to change. Able to develop and maintain good working relationships with all levels of staff, patients and family members Able to organize work and work area with time constraints in a fast paced environment. Able to professionally and effectively communicate (orally and in writing). Demonstrates accountability for own actions. Demonstrates understanding of MHS guidelines and reference, Infection Control guidelines, and MHS guidelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills Maintains confidentiality of patient and business information Work Experience: 2 years experience as a women services nurse with documented Resolve through Sharing training course

Job Roles: Perinatal Care Coordinator

Duty 1: Pre-Admission Registration / Education

  • Touch base with families near time of delivery
  • Promote hospital tours and online classes
  • Mail postcard after delivery
  • Compile data on attendance
  • Assist with live classes as able
  • Schedule tours with families

Duty 2: Bereavement Care

  • Provide Education to MDMC staff (WCS and ED) on bereavement support
  • Provide education to referral facilities and sister hospitals on bereavement care
  • Follow all perinatal losses for at least one year
  • Maintain bereavement supplies
  • Assist staff with bereavement care during regular hours and as able during off times
  • Meet with all inpatient families experiencing perinatal loss
  • Maintain data on perinatal losses and bereavement support
  • Provide for annual bereavement support activity

Duty 3: Palliative Care

  • Partner with Pastoral Care and Palliative care to create neonatal palliative care team.
  • Provide resources for families who chose to implement neonatal palliative care.
  • Collaborate with Maternal/Neonatal Outreach Coordinator to meet with physician groups/MFM to promote early intervention for families with prenatally diagnosed fetal anomalies incompatible with life.
  • Work with NICU staff to support family and staff during process of withdrawal of life support or development of palliative care plan.
  • Follow families implementing hospice care post-discharge to provide ongoing emotional support.

Z: Other duties as assigned.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of North Texas’ best places to work. And it just gets better. Magnet® designated for nursing excellence and the flagship hospital of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas is a 556-bed teaching and referral hospital and home to one of only three adult Level I Trauma Centers in Dallas County. We are a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and have highly rated adult liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant programs. Celebrating more than 90 years of service, Methodist Dallas strives to have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve — one that is welcoming of the skills and talents of all groups. Our reputation as an award-winning employer shows in the honors we’ve earned:

  • Magnet®-designated hospital

  • Grade A Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group®

  • First in the U.S. certified by The Joint Commission for pancreatic surgery and pancreatitis

  • First in Texas certified for pancreatic cancer

  • Hip and knee joint replacement programs certified by The Joint Commission

  • Chest Pain – MI Registry™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology for excellence in heart attack care

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  • Take Care of Patients

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