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Nursing Clinical Coordinator

Posted on May 14, 2019 by ECHN

Manchester, CT 06040
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Clinical Coordinator in her/his specialty will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for a group of patients, guide and supervise assigned nursing personnel; collaborate with health care professionals, coordinate ancillary staff, and demonstrate professional growth and development. She/he will consistently demonstrate expert proficiency in working with complex patients according to the unit#s scope of practice, and will serve as a unit resource and teacher. The Clinical Coordinator will serve as an assistant to the Nurse Manager, mentoring and supporting newer staff and facilitating communication, assisting in the advancement of Nursing and organizational initiatives. He/she will serve as a role model for expert, contemporary, evidence based nursing practice. # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION Masters preferred. BSN or actively matriculating for a BSN required. Professional certification is highly desirable. Current RN licensure in State of Connecticut # EXPERIENCE ######## Three to five years of acute care experience required. # ######## Charge nurse/ leadership experience desired. # COMPETENCIES Assists the Nurse Manager in the operational activities of the patient care unit.# ######## Assists in planning and operationalizing the model of nursing care to be utilized on the unit in delivering safe, efficient, high quality patient care, ensuring an optimal patient/family experience. ######## Serves as the Charge Nurse on assigned shifts, coordinating the patient assignment and clinical care activities of the team for a particular day. ######## Participates in staffing and scheduling function to ensure adequate nursing resources for patient population within established census and budgetary guidelines. ######## Facilitates efficient Patient Flow through daily collaboration with MDs, clinical team and Patient Flow Facilitator. Ensures staff compliance with established processes. ######## Supports and advances the Service Excellence strategies on the unit. Rounds on patients, families and staff to assess satisfaction, provide feedback and intervene when necessary. # Assists the Nurse Manager in the development of the nursing staff on the unit. ######## Identifies knowledge or practice deficits among the staff through direct observation.# Works with Nurse Manager and the Education Department to provide individual or unit based educational programs to meet these needs. ######## Contributes to the goal of reducing staff turnover by supporting nurses. Serves as a clinical resource and mentor for novice nurses and provides coaching in critical or complex situations. ######## Works with educators and preceptors to provide orientation to new unit employees.# Evaluates progress weekly with appropriate documentation to support strengths and weaknesses. Participates in 30-60-90 day contacts as requested by manager. ######## Participates in annual performance review process for departmental staff as requested by Nurse Manager. # Supports the advancement of contemporary, safe, evidenced based nursing practice. Identifies and initiates opportunities to incorporate evidence based research into practice. Reviews performance and coaches staff on appropriate use of restraints, fall reduction strategies, compliance with skin protocols and reduction of medication errors and hospital acquired infections. Oversees documentation to assure compliance with Quality, Nursing and regulatory standards including JCAHO, DPH, CMS and publically reported Core Measures. Initiates patient care conferences with multidisciplinary team when appropriate. Supports staff participation in Shared Governance Councils to promote decision making at the bedside and serves on committees as requested. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES: Effective team leader, comfortable in supervising nursing team. Approachable, objective, team builder. Able to establish effective, collaborative relationships with physicians and all levels of staff in multiple departments. Partners with the Nurse Manager for staffing, budgeting compliance and providing for staff educational needs.# Demonstrates service excellence and is a role model for staff. Must be flexible in schedule availablity to best meet the needs of the departmental staff on all shifts. Excellent communication skills are required to contribute to an open, supportive, professional climate. #

Reference: 705401255