Care Path Coordinator

5 - 7 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17
Chesterfield, MO
5 - 7 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Responsibilities and Qualifications:

The Care Path Coordinator (CPC) will serve two major functions: The first will be to serve as a resource for care path production in terms of educating, working with, and mentoring members of the core content team, helping to set up and attend various meetings required for care path production, and helping to ensure care paths are produced in a timely fashion. There will be need for much collaboration among team members and others who will be interacting with the team. The second major function will be to help directly with care path production. This may entail filling in for/supplementing/helping other members of the care path team, or working directly on his/her own care path. It should be understood that care path development, particularly in the world of the EMR, is a new and evolving field. Thus, the candidate needs to be flexible and understand that the role and responsibilities of the CPC will potentially be one that is constantly evolving.


Evidence-based Practice/Quality/Care Path Development
• Provides Care Path Core Team education, skills and competency related to search strategies, use of electronic databases, appraisal, synthesis of evidence, leverages electronic reporting tools to help identify operational and clinical metrics and outcomes that measure the impact of Care Paths

• Helps develop the care paths, as needed, along with other members of the care path development team.

•Works to develop and maintain the library of Mercy Care paths and order-sets using a standard process to insure these care paths are evidence-based where possible and that they reflect Mercy best practices, interdisciplinary plan of care and optimal patient outcomes.

• Maintains schedule of care path sub - processes, meetings, and deliverables, helps identify critical to process metrics, and other metrics as need, along the care path.

• Provides for Care Path Core Team education, skills and competency related to word processing and EPIC functionality.

• Collaborates, as needed, with Informaticists to leverage clinical technology and documentation systems to capture data to drive improvement efforts, support Mercy goals, and maintain regulatory readiness.

• Effectively builds relationships with administrative and interdisciplinary executives/leaders essential to organizational objectives.

• Creates ideas and practices to formalize and optimize team-based care, with particular emphasis on physician/nurse collaborative practice across touch points of care.

• Collaborates with leaders of other clinical initiatives to assure alignment. Provides consultation and advisory service to Ministry and community departments as required.

• Collaborate with TDO and MARCOM to develop standardized education/training/implementation/communication plans across ministry

Care Path Implementation
• Help with the Ministry-wide implementation (roll-out) of Care Paths in EPIC.

• Help the Director of Clinical Performance Acceleration and Informaticists to work with (and establish if needed) the core implementation support team.

• Works with the Director to develop a Ministry-wide (roll-out) schedule.

• Maintains the issues list and coordinate review and prioritization of requests for enhancements.

• Work with care path team for operationalizing the ongoing work of implementing new care paths and maintaining existing care paths.

• Provide weekly/monthly progress reports to the M2M Steering Committee or other governance structures if needed.



Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:


  • Education: BSN
  • Experience: 5 or more years experience involved with patient care at a progressive health system/environment/ hospital.
  • Other: Collaborative & interpersonal style, communication skills, knowledge of health environment, results orientation, change agent, people developer, & critical thinker, able to work in the abstract and translate to concrete
  • PreferredEducation: Masters in Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Preferred Licensure: License to Practice as a Registered Nurse
  • PreferredExperience: Prefer experience from medium to large hospital organization or integrated delivery system and EPIC experience in acute care.
  • Preferred Certifications: Project Management Professional, Informatics, Nursing Specialty Certification, or Six Sigma.
  • PreferredOther: Evidence-based practice and financial acumen would be helpful.


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. ModernHealthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


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