4. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
4.1. Experience. Minimum of one (1) year full time experience in clinical nursing or social work; or six months of special needs care coordination, discharge planning or case management in a medical setting.
4.2. Education. Nurse applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Social Worker applicants must at least possess an associate (ASW) or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from a school of social work fully accredited by the US Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
4.3. Licensure. Nurse applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) from one of the 50 states, and/or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or territories of the United States. All licenses must be unencumbered and remain in effect during contract employment. The contractor must be in good standing, and under no restrictions, with the state in which a license is held or has been held, or the national licensure board, within the last 10 years. Social Worker applicants are not required to possess a license to apply.
4.4. Additional Knowledge. Be capable of performing the full range of medical services commensurate with the degree and/or professional license held. Fluently and proficiently read, write, speak and understand the English language. Possess working knowledge of computer applications and software to include Windows and Microsoft Office programs.
4.5. Additional Requirement for applicants who are not a U.S. national. Non-US citizen applicants and their non-US citizen employees are required to have a valid Japanese working VISA prior to the first day of this contract. The applicant is responsible for obtaining any required Japanese working VISAs.
2. SCOPE OF WORK. Contractor personnel shall competently perform all tasks ensuring all suspenses are met; documentation produced is legible, timely, accurate, medically consistent, professionally written, and all patient identifying information is protected.
2.1. Must have knowledge and skills to effectively apply Special Needs Coordinator (SNC) functions:
2.1.a. Assessment: Identification of patients that need special medical and education needs/management; comprehensive collection of patient information and medical status; and continued evaluation of an established plan of care.
2.1.b. Planning: Collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver, primary provider and other members of the health care team for developing an effective plan of care.
2.1.c. Facilitation: Care coordination and communication among all involved parties.
2.1.d. Advocacy: Support for the patient and family/caregivers to ensure identified education and appropriate, timely care coordination is received.