Intensive Care Unit Clinical Coordinator

4 weeks ago
ID
2017-3996
Type
Full-Time
Shift
7.5 Hour
Category
Licensed / Certified / Registered Professions
Shift Details
8 am - 4 pm w/varialbe hours as needee
ICU
Potsdam
Education: Required Level
Bachelor's Degree
Education: Preferred Level
Master's Degree
Education: Required Field
Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program, or currently enrolled in a BSN program with anticipated completion within 2 years;
Education: Preferred Field
Masters of Science in Nursing preferred
Licensure / Certification

Current, unrestricted New York State registered professional nursing license

 

ACLS at the time of hire; PALS within 3 months of hire; TCAR (Trauma Care After Resuscitation) and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course strongly recommended

 

CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) preferred; required within 2 years of hire

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Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Chief Nursing Officer, the Clinical Coordinator of the Intensive Care Unit provides oversight, coordination and clinical leadership by demonstrating research-based best practices in clinical and leadership skills. Functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, consultant and supporter of clinical practice of the Intensive Care Unit. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Incorporated within each of these role functions, the Clinical Coordinator is a role model, patient advocate, leader, change agent and cost-effective practitioner.

Must possess the ability to motivate and coordinate resources in the management of the department, promote teamwork within the department, ability to organize work according to priorities, maintain a helpful and positive regard for the patient and family. Must have a strong sense of professionalism. Must possess excellent clinical skills which utilize current and up-to-date knowledge in the provision of patient care. Pursues programs of continuing education to maintain clinical and management expertise and expand knowledge base or skills related to the Intensive Care Unit. Utilizes both critical thinking and sound clinical judgment and works autonomously to solve problems

Core Responsibilities

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates psychosocial, physical and general aspects of the care needs of patients and families. Communicates with providers as needed about patients’ conditions to assure prompt, timely patient care and interventions. Assists in coordinating the provision of care through prioritizing, delegating and evaluating patient care. Works with the interdisciplinary team to problem-solve system and unit-based issues. Assists with the standardization and efficiency of care for patients in the intensive care unit. Serves as a clinical resource for complex and/or highly specialized patient care situation to patient care providers
  • Plans, develops, facilitates and coordinates the operation of the unit/department. Facilitates unit throughput to improve LOS. Collaborates with the ED Nursing Director to ensure timely admission and discharge of all critical care patients in order to improve patient flow. Identifies and utilizes available resources to solve problems. Escalates issues or significant events as appropriate to nursing leader/supervisor, such as interventions or delays. Coordinates with ancillary departments such as lab, radiology, registration and nursing supervisors to ensure prompt turn-around times. Acts as a liaison to departmental staff, medical staff, patient and family members to assure communication and coordination of care.
  • Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement and desired patient-centered outcomes. Adheres to all regulatory standards. Assumes responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided by the staff assigned to the Intensive Care Unit, including implementation of programs to improve quality. Intervenes in a timely manner to resolve customer complaints. Holds staff and others accountable for meeting objectives and commitments. Enforces high standards for the quality of patient care delivered on the unit.
  • Promotes a safe and accountable environment. Adheres to all organizational policies, procedures and standards. Is a good steward of resources, including time management, supply management and productivity. Functions as the primary educational resource for the department. In collaboration with Organizational Education, coordinates/provides in-service programs to assist staff or maintain or enhance their clinical competence. Maintains up-to-date resource materials necessary to ensure proper staff development. Acts as a mentor/coach to departmental staff and provides input into the annual performance review. Assists with the development of the schedule to ensure appropriate staff coverage for the department. Assists department director in planning and facilitating staff meetings.
  • Participates in decisions impacting operational and capital needs. Assists Nursing Director with development of the budget

Required Experience:

 

A minimum of 5 years recent critical care experience, including at least 2-3 years of ICU charge nurse experience. Experience as a clinical coordinator, clinical nurse specialist or nurse manager preferred.

Previous experience with critically ill trauma patients at a level 3 (or above) Trauma Center

 

Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; familiarity with MediTech strongly preferred

 

EOE

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