The Bariatric Coordinator (BC) must be passionate about obesity and its related diseases and is responsible for the development, coordination, and management of the Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Hospital Bariatric Program. The BC is responsible for clinical aspects of patient care throughout the entire patient experience, patient and staff education and works closely with the Bariatric Medical Director, administrative, medical, nursing and interdisciplinary staff to implement program goals, maintain patient safety and maximize patient outcomes throughout the care continuum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
In the office setting the BC is responsible for the supervision of the patient and their clinical documentation from initial patient contact, pre-operative supervision, surgery and post-operative discharge. The BC will process and coordinate data collection, performance improvement and policies as needed for both the hospital and any professional organizations required to maintain/attain accreditation. The BC will handle inter and intra office communication, maintain the bariatric program budget, organize and facilitate protocols and processes within the office with resolution of all issues regarding patient management and the coordination of services. The BC will facilitate and participate in educational seminars, support groups, patient activities, program marketing and outreach events in multiple venues throughout the hospital and within the community.
3-5 years of direct experience in the field as a licensed NJ RN; BSN with 3+ years’ experience in a nursing acute care leadership role or must be enrolled in a BSN program in NLN accredited school, must be completed within the 1st year of starting the Bariatric Coordinator role. Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS. National certification: Bariatric Nurse Certification (CBN) current or in process.