UnityPoint Health RN Care Coordinator-PACE in Sioux City, Iowa

Under the supervisions of the PACE Clinical Manager, coordinates and supervises delivery of nursing care and services for Siouxland PACE Participants. Monitors clinical care and service delivery to ensure conformance with established Siouxland PACE best practice and operational policies, procedures and standards. Adheres to the principles of Service Care Standards and the philosophy, mission and values of the Siouxland PACE program in all aspects of job performance.

Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Key Accountability - 10% annually

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement and Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures, in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

  • Documents all participant care related activities accurately, legibly, and in compliance with Siouxland PACE policies.

  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with Siouxland PACE Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

  • Adheres to Siouxland PACE Participants Rights Policy at all times.

  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of sensitive participant, employee and agency information.

  • Works sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Accountability - 80% annually

  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team and keeps team informed of health changes of the participants.

  • Develops initial nursing care plans for new participants, provides nursing care and services to participants per plan of care; performs in-person and on-going participant assessments and updates nursing care plans as indicated and required. Performs semi- annual and change in status reassessments of participants, and as indicated, revises plan of care.

  • Implements written orders of primary care staff.

  • Administers and monitors participants’ medications and treatments, and education as necessary.

  • Obtains participants labs, immunization records and other diagnostic reports in a timely manner.

  • Observes, records, and reports to primary care staff participants’ changes of condition and/or reactions to drugs and treatments.

  • Triages participants by phone and in-person as need arise. Provides timely follow-ups and documents interventions.

  • Assists participants in maintaining optimum health per plan of care intervention; provides health education and counseling to participants and caregivers,. facing chronic conditions and end of life issues.

  • Performs Care Coordination duties for participants to assure the provision of services necessary to maintain participant’s health and safety in the community.

  • Assists with orientation of new members of the interdisciplinary team to clinic RN functions.

  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting of clinic services for utilization and PACE data collection.

  • Attends participant related conferences as indicated.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, in -services, committees and conferences as required.

  • Provides nursing on call coverage on a rotating basis.

  • Works sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria - 10% annually

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


  • Degree/diploma in nursing


  • Two years clinical nursing experience preferred in hospital or nursing facility setting

  • One year of experience working with the frail or elderly population


  • Maintains current registered nursing license in the State of Iowa as required

  • Maintains current CPR status

  • Maintains current Mandatory Reporter status

  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons


  • Sound clinical skills and demonstrated good judgment

  • Working knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of the frail and/or elderly population.

  • Ability to problem-solve and plan effectively.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Maintains and develops basic computer skills

  • Dependable, flexible and self-directed.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Works required schedule.

  • Travels occasionally to participant homes.

  • Maintains current motor vehicle driving license and auto insurance. Has available vehicle to travel to participant residences.

  • Performs a variety of duties characterized by frequent change

Requisition ID: 2018-53131

Street: 1200 Triview Avenue

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8-4:30, rotating on call weekends

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org