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Total Joint Program Coordinator

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Job ID: 55985
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility:

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking candidates for a Total Joint Program Coordinator role at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington. This is a full-time, day shift, exempt position that will work Monday - Friday. 

In this position you will be responsible for serving as the day to day facilitator within the Total Joint Replacement Program and will coordinate/supervise the development, implementation, and organization of all elements of the joint replacement program. Responsible for coordinating the efforts between physicians, hospital administration, staff, volunteers and patients while tracking the progress for the program and identifying areas for improvement. Responsible for patient education, coordination of patient activities and administrative activities within the program.

We offer you:

  • A comprehensive benefits package effective the first of the month following start date
  • Annual salary range is $89,772.80 - $134,680, hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience
  • Relocation assistance
  • a non-profit mission driven healthcare system on the magnet journey
  • a community hospital with a caring and collaborative culture

St. John Medical Center is a 150-bed community hospital located just 40 miles North of Portland, Oregon that serves a population of appx 165,000 in Southwest Washington and surrounding Oregon communities. The Longview-Kelso area offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle and natural beauty of a family-orientated community of 60,000, with close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mountains, and the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.


Position Details:

  1. Facilitate program development and oversees the day to day patient management within the Total Joint Center.
  2. Coordinate and lead regularly scheduled meetings effectively with all participating parties within the Total Joint Excellence Program, such as unit staff, medical director, other physicians and key staff.
  3. Develop and maintain standardized systems of care with the surgeons, including pre-op, post-op and discharge orders.
  4. Maintain effective communications with team members and Medical Center departments. Build relationships successfully with various internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Serve as the clinical resource for joint replacement care best practice by educating nurses and physicians, monitoring patient care in real time, and advocating for necessary elements of care. Develop and help maintain standardized care plans with the surgeons and other key clinical areas including pre-op, post-op and discharge orders.
  6. Ensure appropriate pre-op education and preparation for each patient prior to surgery. Responsible for developing and overseeing pre and post op teaching classes. Coordinate and distribute teaching materials to physician’s offices. Oversees the development and on-going editing of all program forms and materials.
  7. Responsible for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities to include, but limited to: tracking surgical outcomes, patient satisfaction, clinical/customer service standards, patient complications, denied days, hospital-wide survey results, nurse call back results, length of stay and volumes, etc. and other areas as need determines. Responsible for developing and implementing improvement plans and other patient satisfaction activities.
  8. Attend and maintain membership on appropriately assigned committees. Chairs the Total Joint Excellence Committee; in partnership with the Unit Manager.
  9. Demonstrate good financial / resource stewardship. Identify patient amenities and secure necessary resources to administer the services.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing or physical therapy required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a clinical Registered Nurse or or Physical Therapist is required.
  • Washington state RN or PT licensure
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required at date of hire.
  • Minimum of one year health care supervisory or program coordination experience is preferred.
  • Experience in an inpatient orthopedic/rehabilitation setting and healthcare supervisory or program coordinator experience are preferred

Other Skills:

  • Demonstrated skill in teaching adults of varying competency level is required. Must be able to design and implement instructional modules.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills are required.
  • The ability to interact with all medical center departments and to work independently on projects.
  • The ability to demonstrate a courteous, caring and understanding attitude toward patients, families, co-workers, visitors and physicians is required.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively communicate with all levels of hospital staff, physicians and patients is required.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

Benefits: PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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