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Joint Program Coordinator at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Joint Program Coordinator

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, CA Full Time


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children's Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children's Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more at


Position Summary:

The Joint Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and maintenance of the care continuum for total joint patients. The Joint Program Coordinator provides leadership for all aspects of the continuum of care beginning before surgery through 90 days post operatively. This includes: pre-admission testing, peri-operative services, inpatient unit, and all other applicable entities within the orthopedic service line related to evidence-based practice for orthopedic patients. Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of program goals and operations. Coordinates and oversees the ongoing disease-specific certification process to continually improve care for the orthopedic patient population. Works collaboratively with physicians, physician office staff, care management, home care programs, and rehabilitation facility staff to promote a successful program and patient experience for joint replacement patients. Collaborates with multidisciplinary groups at the hospital to develop and provide patient education and coordinate care on an ongoing basis. Assists the patient and family in the smooth navigation of their needs throughout the joint replacement care journey. Oversees the quality metrics for the program and works collaboratively with physician offices, pre-operative testing and admission, peri-operative and inpatient care areas to develop pathways/plans to address issues. Knowledgeable on joint program certification requirements and responsible for initial joint certification and ongoing joint re-certification.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

Registered Nurse licensed in California
BSN in progress (minimum)
Computer literate, Microsoft Office, Meditech
Three to Five years Medical/Surgical or Peri-Operative experience
Experience in physician relations and patient experience/satisfaction
Orthopedic Nurse Certification within twoyears
Flexible schedule/hours

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Experience in development of specialty healthcare program designation
Two years nursing management/leadership/education/quality management


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