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Clinical Coordinator RN

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!
*Experienced RNs will be eligible for up to $50,000 Sign On Bonus
The Clinical Coordinator is a Registered Professional Nurse with twenty-four hour responsibility and accountability for the coordination of clinical activities for a given team. Develops and sustains an environment that promotes excellence in clinical practice and customer satisfaction, while striving for optimal efficiency and productivity of all resources.
The Clinical Coordinator is an advanced unit-based clinician who, with increasing independence, utilizes the nursing process and current clinical knowledge to provide professional nursing care for all patients on the nursing unit. Utilizes advanced knowledge and experience to assess the health needs of patients, collaborate with health team remembers to coordinate patient care, anticipate the outcomes of the nursing interventions, and set criteria for the quality of patient care. Provides patient and staff education, clinical supervision, and assesses need for and implements unit based activities (quality assessment, in-services, etc.). Accepts responsibility and accountability for ethical/legal functioning. Participates in unit management activities (i.e. scheduling, budget issues, counseling), provides supervision for staff as needed, and assumes increasing leadership responsibility for professional practice on the unit. May act in Administrative Director capacity in her/his absence.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia.
Must possess knowledge of hospital policies and nursing policies and procedures and techniques within assigned patient care area.
Cumulative experience must be a minimum of two years of acute care.
Minimum of one-year experience in the Care Center. Must maintain current CPR certification. Must have broad based knowledge of clinical, psychosocial, and patho/physiological theories relating to nursing diagnosis and treatment.
Possesses the ability to perform the range of nursing techniques found
in general nursing practice including the unusual and non-routine. Utilizes teaching skills and understanding of group dynamics.
Must have basic knowledge of management theories (i.e. financial management, supervision, leadership).
Responsible for overseeing staffing levels on a shift-to-shift basis, and more long term schedule planning. Arbitrates when necessary to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained.
Oversees bed placement of patients.
Continually evaluates patient care, environment and staff members to achieve center goals and targets. Makes frequent rounds encouraging staff to focus on clinical pathways and the patient's
individualize plan of care.
Assists staff with active case management of patients.
Visits, interviews, and observes patients.
Plans, implements, evaluates, and modifies independent professional and/or nursing interventions related to the disease process and patient/family/significant other needs.
Oversees patient care assignments.
Collaborates with other members of the health care team to plan patient care outcomes and modifies the plan of care as necessary. Performs CPR as needed. Coordinates care delivery to achieve optimal patient benefit, e.g. scheduling of tests and activities.
Monitors medical record for completeness and evidence of documentation by exception. Serves as a resource to staff for evaluation of complex or unstable patients. Facilitates availability of appropriate team leader for physician rounds or team member for interdisciplinary collaboration of care.
Facilitates multidisciplinary and/or discharge rounds.
Assesses the unit and patient environment for general maintenance and potentially hazardous conditions and takes corrective action.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide age-appropriate care to patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span
and possesses the ability to interpret data reflective of the patient's status.
m. Provides input into the development of peers and staff by demonstrating the ability to critically assess the level of practice on the nursing unit and recommending appropriate changes.
Identifies quality assessment indicators and assists in tracking patient outcomes. Collaborates with Projector Coordinator to access appropriate data to disseminate to team members for the purpose of meeting outcome targets of cost, quality, and service. Utilizes clinical experience and physical assessment skills to delineate and define the physiological status of the patient. In addition, utilizes these skills to assess the educational, psychological, and spiritual needs of patient/significant other/family. Seeks pertinent additional information related to the disease process and patient/significant other/family needs from available resources.
Collaborates with appropriate parties to coordinate educational efforts for staff and patients.
Oversees recordkeeping to ensure completeness.
Participates in the education of team members.
Advises and teaches patients/families individualizing information and teaching strategies. Coordinates the Human Resources aspects of the team.
Distributes and retrieves evaluation materials to/from staff responsible for completing them. Assures that evaluations are submitted to Human Resources in a timely manner. Assists staff in utilizing the peer evaluation process.
Evaluates team member's performance in an ongoing manner.
Participates in the interview process and educates team members on interviewing skills. Utilizes counseling and disciplinary action when appropriate.
Utilizes a variety of approaches to assist staff in becoming self-directed work teams. Fosters and encourages open communication and conflict resolution among staff members. Utilizes various leadership styles based on assessment of staff's developmental level. Promotes critical thinking and effective problem solving in staff through example and reinforcement.
Assists in identifying and removing non value-added activities.
Assists team leaders to develop skills for appropriate coordination and delegation of care. Assists in education of team members to foster monitoring of resource utilization. Utilizes SMH standards of practice and professional practice standards (ANA, AACN, NAACOG, NASW, VASAP, etc.) and SMH Nursing Department Standards of Professional Behaviors, in the delivery of care and for self-assessment; holds others accountable to utilize the same standards. Exhibits positive customer relations and communication skills with staff, physicians, patients and families, ancillary departments and community.
Works with preceptors to ensure an effective orientation and positive learning and social experience for new staff. Coordinates clinical rotations with instructors for students affiliating with SMH. Utilizes and hold staff accountable for internal and external professional practice standards. Applies effective conflict resolution skills. Demonstrate cultural awareness. Communicates with other departments in a positive manner while holding them accountable.
Supports new initiatives and changes and assists staff in understanding rationales. Involves staff in planning processes which affect them. Identifies areas for Continual Improvement with regard to cost, quality and service. Positively manages change by adapting to the demands of the situation.
Plans self and staff educational development based on identified needs. Collaborates in the development and implementation of unit and departmental education. Advices, precepts and teaches staff. Assesses equipment needs of the unit; meets those needs by utilizing intrafacility resources. Serves and intrafacility resource for patient and peer in-service educational needs.
Observes staff for effectiveness in emergency situations.
Performs CPR as needed.
Maintains center-specific certifications relative to the population served, i.e.ACLS, PALS, etc. Facilitates removing of remains to morgue, ensuring that appropriate documentation has been completed. Accepts responsibility and accountability for ethical/legal functioning; integrates knowledge of
ethical and legal concepts in decision making. Seeks support and resources regarding ethical issues e.g. Pastoral Care, Ethics Committee. Alerts Administrative Director or Risk Manager to potential liability situations.
Serves as the team resource and assures completion of computerized programs including possible application of: One-Staff and KRONOS.
Incorporates into practice current knowledge of nursing education, trends and new developments in the health care field. Maintains mandatory unit certifications. Identifying deficiencies and seeking opportunities to correct them. Interprets patient data from multiple sources and selects and implements the appropriate interventions for a select group of
patients on the nursing unit. Identifies the need for and assists in the acquisition of in-hospital and post-discharge resources for the patient and family. Will actively demonstrate excellence in service behaviors to increase patient satisfaction/PRC scores. Will participate in the Gallup Impact Plan for department to improve work environment. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the
principles of the growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to care needed as described in
the departmental policies and procedures. Provides Patient Care based on specific age group on assigned unit:
6W/PICU: Neonate, pediatric
3E, 3W, Nursery, L&D: neonate, adult
NICU: neonate
ED: neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics
2N, 3N, 5E, 5W, 6E, 7W, PTU, PCVU, NSTU, ICU, CCU, CVICU: adolescents, adults,
Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs. and perform all functions involved in CPR.
Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.
Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

    *Benefits offerings vary according to employment status
    S cheduled Weekly Hours:
    Work Shift:
    Days/Afternoons (United States of America)
    Emergency Department - Maryview
    All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .
    Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (http://BSMHealth.org) and is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries and founded by the Sisters of Bon Secours. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families.
    Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The Mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need, especially those who are poor and dying. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com .

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