Under the general supervision of the Director of Acute Care Coordination, the nurse provides clinically-based care coordination to support the delivery of quality patient care as efficiently as possible. The care coordinator has accountability for individual patients ensuring quality clinical outcomes, and discharge planning for patients within the assigned caseload. The care coordinator is responsible for knowing the patient’s “story” and connecting the patient’s story to the medical condition and treatment plan. In order to concurrently impact clinical outcomes, the care coordinator’s clinical skills and competencies need to be at the level of at least a clinical nurse level #3. The person in this role will focus on clinical outcomes and evidence based practice as a mechanism to assure quality care. With the patient, family and health care team, the care coordinator creates and organizes a discharge plan appropriate to the patient’s needs and resources and ensures that the patient is receiving the right care, at the right level across the continuum.