RN Clinical Coordinator - Department of Specialty Care, Urology, FT

JOB SUMMARY                                                                 

Provides leadership and oversight for daily department operations as designated by the Department Director. Ensures quality of delivered patient care by collaborating intra/interdepartmentally with staff, directors, physicians, administration and others. Participates in patient care activities both directly and indirectly as a resource to staff members. Delivers direct/indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process or designated scope of practice through data collection and assessment; identification and prioritization of patient’s problems and needs; and development/implementation/evaluation of a nursing plan of care (RN). Demonstrates critical thinking to assure the delivery of safe, quality age specific care. Delegates effectively to appropriate team members. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory/ accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Current knowledge of the nursing role and scope of practice as defined by the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Current knowledge of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively manage change, resolve conflict, problem-solve, and make decisions.
  • Knowledge of current trends and demonstration of standards of care in assigned department.
  • Successful completion of mandatory requirements including unit proficiencies/competencies.
  • Demonstration of effective interpersonal and team work skills.
  • Demonstration of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstration of positive customer service.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides leadership and supervision for the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of safe, cost-effective direct and indirect care delivered within the department under the supervision of the Department Director.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels and adjusts staffing to meet high and low census demands.
  • Develops/assists in the review and revision of hospital/ division/ department policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Assists to integrate best practices in the care delivery for the department.
  • Assists to assess and address competencies of staff.
  • Identifies education and staff development needs of team members.
  • Provides input and feedback on items for staff meetings.
  • Acts as a clinical and technical resource for team members.
  • Represents department and/or hospital on appropriate internal/ external committees and functions.
  • Assesses/reassesses patient’s condition based upon observation of patient and interview of patient and/or family, physician’s diagnosis and data, diagnostic results, and relevant data from other healthcare providers.
  • Uses professional knowledge to develop/ revise nursing plans of care for assigned patients according to department guidelines and criteria with expected outcomes.
  • Delivers safe nursing interventions in an organized, efficient, and prioritized manner to address identified needs.
  • Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s response to nursing interventions and patient’s progress to QI expected outcome(s).
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members, physicians, and other healthcare providers to coordinate the medical and nursing plans of care.
  • Facilitates and coordinates department/office functions among team members through direction, delegation, and assignment.
  • Facilitates critical thinking, decision-making and problem-resolution among team members.
  • Delegates responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Documents all aspects of patient care and maintains patient records, and medication reconciliation in a timely manner as appropriate for unit.
  • Provides patients and family members with relevant health care education and instructions regarding treatments and procedures including pre/post hospital care as appropriate.
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new and tenured personnel, reassigned nurses, student nurses and faculty; serves as a preceptor when requested.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skills, performance and behavior in accordance with hospital, division, and department standards of care and policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor and personnel safety.
  • Maintains patient, employee, physician, and organization confidentiality; respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
  • Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
  • Complies with all hospital/physician practice policies and procedures and ensures the staff does the same.
  • Assists the Manager with HR responsibilities, payroll etc. including updates and changes as they occur in they payroll system.
Requirements Include: 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited program for nursing education, BSN preferred.
  • Current licensure to practice professional Nursing in the State of Ohio.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required for certain specialties (must be obtained within 1 year of hire).
  • Previous charge/supervisory or management experience preferred
  • Specialty is preferred; in Medical Practice area and Joint Commission knowledge.
Job Specifics
Department: 
Department of Specialty Care, Urology
Status: 
Shift: 
M - F 8 am - 4:30 pm
Average Weekly Hours: 
40
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020