The Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator (BSPC) will provide clinical expertise for patients seeking comprehensive weight loss care. The Coordinator will assist in the development of the Program, manages the accreditation process and ensures continuous compliance with MBSAQIP requirements. The BSPC serves as the liaison between the facility and all surgeons performing bariatric surgery at Conway Medical Center. The BSPC will assess, plan, direct, implement, coordinate and evaluate the effectiveness of all clinical administrative processes related to the Bariatric Program in accordance with MBSAQIP standards. Responsibilities for the day to day operations of the Bariatric Program include but are not limited to: Assists in the development/growth of the Bariatric Program, Also coordinates education of staff in various aspects of bariatric surgery with focus on patient safety, and assist in developing and maintaining relevant policies and procedures (i.e) rapid communication and basic response. The BSPC will serve as a key communication link between providers, patients, family members, and the office staff, and will coordinate care for the Bariatric surgical patient from first point of interest through post-operative care and will ensure that there is continuity of care by conducting face to face meetings. The BSPC will track all patients in the work up process, including but not limited to consultations with multidisciplinary team members, facilitating lab work, and procedures necessary for insurance approval. The BSPC becomes well versed in the accreditation process and all other compliance requirements for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), This will include scheduling and coordinating quarterly MBS Committee meetings to comply with MBSAQIP standards as well as work with Metabolic Bariatric Surgical Clinical Reviewer (MBSCR) to assure timely submission of outcomes and data, review outcome data with Medical Director, and coordinate the preparation for the MBSAQIP site visit for the Bariatric Program.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the main facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.
Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse program required.
Minimum of 2 yr. back & front medical practice office experience required.
Experience with EMR system required, Cerner experience preferred.
Previous experience in Bariatric Surgery programs and accreditation preferred.
Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as RN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing colleagues, physicians, department heads, and member of executive leadership.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Explorer and PowerPoint required.
Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
Knowledge of elementary principles of management preferred.
Strong organizational skills required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including public speaking required.
Ability to explain technical information to a non-technical individual required.
Ability to remain calm and professional in most situations required.
Ability to consistently exercise independent judgement required.
Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
Generally contained office type environment.
Light-Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.
Job ID: 259219128