Clinical Coordinator-RN - Heart & Vascular Operating Room - Full Time - Days

Job Description

The Clinical Coordinator works under the direction of the Manager in support of Patient Care Services and unit specific goals. He/she is responsible for assisting with the coordination of patient care and providing support and directions for staff in the performance of their duties. Provides direct patient care as necessary. Supervises daily operations assuring regulatory compliance and acting as a liaison between management and staff. The Clinical Coordinator is instrumental in creating a positive public image and working environment.

The professional practice of nursing/radiology technology requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and individuals. The RN/ RT(R) utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing/radiology sciences to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. All care is provided based on the concepts inherent in the model of care for TCH which promotes an on-going partnership between patients and families and the team of healthcare providers. The care is culturally based and age specific. The role must adhere to their professional association's code of ethics and the Ohio governing board for scope of practice.

Responsibilities

Administrative Leadership

  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives in assigned areas to improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job standards and key requirements for each staff position in assigned areas of responsibility, holding staff accountable for the responsibilities inherent to their positions. Communicates with Manager regarding staff performance.
  • Provides feedback to staff.
  • Provides information to manager to assist with staff discipline as appropriate.
  • Provides input to manager for performance evaluations as defined by HR.
  • Supports peer review systems and participates in peer review for staff.
  • Provides structure and opportunity for staff nurses/technologist to establish and accomplish their goals.
  • Creates an atmosphere that encourages staff participation in departmental and hospital based activities.
  • Ensures staff maintains/achieves necessary competencies for their job functions.
  • Supports professionalism through ethical conduct, appearance, positive communication, attendance and holding self accountable for same standards set for staff.
  • Participates in councils, task forces, and special projects as assigned or requested and provides opportunities for staff.
  • Ensures that patient satisfaction targets are achieved and maintained.
  • Collaborates with other departments to achieve continuity of patient care


Operations

  • Ensures personnel work hours best meet the needs of the unit. Evaluates scheduling needs and schedules staff accordingly.
  • Maintain daily schedule of staffing and make changes in Kronos.
  • Evaluates daily staffing needs with regard to patient census, acuity, admissions, discharges and staffs according to staffing plan.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of models of patient care delivery which maximize resources and productivity with respect for individual rights, preferences, ethnicity, culture and diversity.
  • Ensures safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for patients, personnel, physicians, and visitors.
  • Assists in filling staff vacancies in a timely manner, including call and daily staff schedules. Updates personal data system.
  • Serves as advocate for patients and families.
  • Ensures new hires and agency personnel receive appropriate and timely orientation, with processes documented per policy.
  • Evaluates and provides input to Manager on the effectiveness of unit operations, quality and appropriateness of care.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities for assigned areas of responsibility. Assists staff and physicians in obtaining data; collaborates in using data to meet expectations, correct variances, and simplify work processes. Disseminates and discusses data outcomes with staff and physicians.
  • Informs Manager, Director and/or risk manager of serious or potentially serious patient/visitor problems and issues as soon as they are identified.
  • Coordinates care with other healthcare disciplines, and assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians, clinical manager, charge nurses and other staff to facilitate the smooth and efficient patient throughput on a daily basis.
  • Collaborates with the Cath/ Angio clinical coordinator to problem solve during daily operations of the cath lab angio department.
  • Communicates with physician office special programs managers to facilitate patient throughput and maintain patient safety. Facilitates correct scheduling of procedures.
  • Collaborates with Manager in ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Maintains a high level of visibility on the unit.


Finance

  • Identifies and quantifies resources needed to support patient care activities in areas of assigned responsibility. Acts in a cost conscious manner taking into account the limitations of resources in order to maintain productivity standards.
  • Utilizes PAR inventory system for charging and maintaining supplies. Participates in management of the procedure carts with specialized inventory-CTO cart, CLI cart, Embo cart and supplies for angio room.
  • Balances patient needs, quality, and cost effectiveness.
  • Manages and organizes work through objectives leading to goal attainment.


Professional

  • Maintains and seeks responsibility for self-development.
  • Participates as a team member in the daily case rotation of assignments.
  • Participates in 75% of staff meetings and 75% of council meetings as appropriate Participates in council activities and task forces to improve competencies of self, co-workers, and staff members related to patient care.
  • Participates in hospital Leadership programs.
  • Networks with colleagues to share ideas, trends, and innovations in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains membership and association in professional nursing organizations, incorporates standards into operations to keep current with community and nation practice trends.
  • Shares knowledge and information with peers, other nursing leaders, and encourages changes in practice based on research and scientific principles.
  • Appropriately represents nursing the hospital in the community.
  • Assists staff in developing professionally through pursuit of additional education, clinical ladder and certifications.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and is knowledgeable of technical equipment
  • Seeks out opportunities for and supports community service activities.
  • Participation in research activities is encouraged
  • Prepares for and completes certification specific to work area of professional practice.(For example: RCIS, CVIT)
  • Assists staff to promote patient care and patient transition into and out of department as needed.


Population Served

  • Considers the special needs and behaviors of patient population served.
  • Demonstrates those competencies that address the unique characteristics related to development, physical, psychosocial, mental, emotional and social needs of patients across the life span
  • Addresses the needs of patients with unique cultural norms, religious preferences, language/communication barriers and/or literacy limitations.


Qualifications

Education:

  • BSN Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing or AD from an accredited School of Radiology Technology.


Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years in clinical cath lab /angio practice. One (1) year experience in leadership or charge role.


Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing, healthcare, and organizational systems and strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in performance improvement theory and application.
  • Knowledge of JCAHO standards and other external organizations related to healthcare evaluation and accreditation.
  • Well developed communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing and Current RN licensure in the state of employment or graduate of an approved Radiology Technology School.
  • The RN/RT(R) holds a current license to practice in the state of employment.
  • Membership in professional organizations is desirable.
  • Certification in area of specialty is desirable.
  • BLS and ACLS certification is required prior to patient contact.


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