At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program Coordinator serves as a resource to promote excellence in surgical patient care. This individual assists in the development, implementation, and ongoing performance management of the ERAS program throughout WellStar.
Serves as a clinical role model, educator, and liaison for the ERAS program, hospital staff and community. Collaborates with the physician champions and Service Line leadership to facilitate and promote improved surgical outcomes.
The position reports directly to the AVP Surgery & MSK Service Line. This leader will be responsible for program goals and operations regarding all aspects of the ERAS program. 1) Provides direction to establish, monitor and evaluate the quality of care given to surgical patients and to ensure our patients are provided with the highest quality of care. An additional focus of this position is to provide vision and ensure the program stays attentive to current and future community needs as well as national trends. Examples of this would include routine literature review, best practice sharing, and/or attending pertinent conferences. 2) Assumes responsibility for implementing standards of practice, program policies and procedures and maintaining and improving the quality of patient care delivered. 3) Creates an environment which enables the system to fulfill its mission and goals, fosters communication and a collaborative practice with physicians and other departments - particularly with the Surgery & MSK service line.
The ERAS Program Coordinator assumes responsibility for data collection and reporting, performance improvement, staff education, and program coordination for ERAS protocols. This individual works collaboratively with leaders at the hospital and system level to establish and implement standards for surgical patient care with the goal of improving patient care and clinical outcomes.
Prepare management reports associated with the performance of the ERAS program. Present data and reports to the Service Line leadership team and hospital departments of surgery.
Required Minimum Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science required. Master's degree preferred
Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of three years of surgical experience in an acute care environment. Prefer experience in healthcare quality and performance improvement.
Required Minimum License/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Position requires a valid Georgia driver's license.
Required Minimum Skills: Must have excellent communication and presentation skills both orally and written. Should be highly intelligent, motivated with sense of urgency, professional, and polished. Must have the ability to inspire trust and credibility among senior leaders, physicians, and physician staff. Must have the ability to critically think, possess exceptional interpersonal skills and business savvy. Demonstrated ability as an individual contributor, while exceling as a team player and good at mobilization of people. Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Working knowledge of sales and health care business environment a plus. Must be organized and attentive to detail. Exceptional customer service skills. Must be able to handle multiple high priority tasks. Must be able to operate a car and travel to all facilities and hospitals when needed. Must be able to work independently and use good judgment according to established policy. Ability to analyze opportunities and threats, design strategies to grow program, communicate effectively and build relationships. Ability to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.
WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.
Department Service Line Surgery
Facility WellStar Shared Services