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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Care Coordinator RN in Gig Harbor, Washington


Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers.

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!



The Care Coordinator RN is responsible for overseeing the progression of care and discharge planning for identified patients requiring these services. The Care Coordinator RN performs this role to meet the individual’s health needs while promoting quality of care, cost effective outcomes and by following hospital policies, standards of practice and Federal and State regulations. The position’s emphasis will be on care coordination, communication and collaboration with utilization management, nursing, physicians, ancillary departments, insurers and post acute service providers to progress the care toward optimal outcomes at the appropriate level of care. The Care Coordinator RN advocates for the

patient and family by identifying, valuing, and addressing patient choice, spiritual needs, cultural, language and socioeconomic barriers to care transitions. In addition, the Care Coordinator RN strives to enhance the patient experience.


  1. Completes and documents a discharge planning assessment on those patients identified by the designated screening process, or upon request. Reassess the patient as appropriate and update the plan accordingly.

  2. Facilitates the development of a multidisciplinary discharge plan, engaging other relevant health team members, the patient and/or patient representative and post acute care providers in accordance with the patients clinical or psychosocial needs, choices and available resources.

  3. Oversees and evaluates the implementation of the discharge plan.

  4. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure progression of care and appropriate utilization of inpatient resources using established evidence based guidelines/criteria.

  5. Collaborates with the healthcare team and post-acute service providers to ensure timely and smooth transitions to the most appropriate type and setting of post-acute services based upon patients clinical needs.

  6. Identifies risk for readmission and implements interventions to mitigate those risks for at least a 30-day period.

  7. Responsible for delivery of appropriate patient notifications and related documentation

  8. Responsible for patient education and advocacy.

  9. Participates in performance improvement teams and programs as necessary.

  10. Demonstrates behavior that aligns with the Mission and Core Values of the Organization.

  11. Responsible for completing required education within established timeframes.

  12. Adheres to all hospital policies, standards of practice and Federal or State regulations pertaining to their practice.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned, including utilization review as necessary.


Education and Experience


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Minimum two (2) years of acute hospital clinical experience or a Masters degree in Case Management or Nursing field in lieu of 1 year experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) or related healthcare field.

  • At least five (5) years of nursing experience.

Licensure and Certifications:


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington (RN-WA).

  • BLS required within 3 months of hiring if located within hospital


  • Certified Case Manager (CCM), Accredited Case Manager (ACM-RN), or UM Certification preferred

Pay Range

$46.96 - $74.63 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.