To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Clinical Coordinator practicing within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care team.
Responsibilities: 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical expertise within their practicing specialty area. 1.2 Performs individualized, age specific, population specific and culturally sensitive patient focused care through the use of the nursing process. 1.3 Communicates patient''s condition and the initial and revised plan of care with nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team using SBAR techniques and bedside shift reporting assuring continuity of care. 1.4 Develops plan of care upon admission and reviews/updates daily based on multidisciplinary findings and physician orders. 1.5 Manages decision making situations by recognizing the acuity and complexity one''s of patient condition and their environment. 1.6 Evaluates and directs care during hospitalization, and assists in designing a comprehensive discharge plan for patients with the multidisciplinary team. 1.7 Documents nursing care in the electronic medical record according to professional standards of documentation and Greenwich Hospital policy. 1.8 Respects and preserves patient/designated surrogate rights based on a code of ethics or ethical framework (e.g., safe, compassionate, competent care; informed decision making regarding daily/end-of-life care; dignity; privacy, confidentiality; and accountability). 1.9 Identify need of patient/family for support systems/resources and make appropriate referrals. 1.10 Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for ensuring best practices and delivery of nursing care according to ANA standards. 1.11 Administer medications, calculate doses and maintain current knowledge of medications and IV therapy. 1.12 Assess and reassess pain, intervening with appropriate pain management therapies. 1.13 Initiate and maintain oxygen therapy, non-invasive blood pressure and oximetry. 1.14 Provides patient and family education specific to their needs and appropriate to the care, treatment, and services provided. 1.15 Assess and reassess patient''s risk for falls, initiating approprate fall prevention monitoring. 1.16 Performs staging of wounds and treatments for patients with acute and chronic wounds. 1.17 Acts as a resource nurse on unit and within the hospital. 1.18 Validates staff competencies on an ongoing basis. 1.19 Completes annual skills competency validation. 1.20 Completes mandatory hospital education and training per JCAHO, OSHA, YNHHS and other regulatory bodies. 2. Professional Integration 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior. 2.2 Demonstrates respect of others beliefs and values in a diverse workplace. 2.3 Acknowledges each individual''s dignity and value to the unit/organization. 2.4 Demonstrates commitment to offering nursing services of superior quality and value. 2.5 Continues to update knowledge on current national trends and evidenced-based practice. 2.6 Participates in budgetary activities that effectively and efficiently allocate resources, including cost management. 2.7 Participates in developing the role of nursing within Greenwich Hospital activities. 2.8 Provides mentoring of staff members to promote healthy team relationships by demonstrating effective leadership. 2.9 Projects a professional demeanor according to ANA Standards. 2.10 Participates in a professional nursing organization. 2.11 Maintains specialty certification or holds a BSN or MSN. 2.12 Maintains 16 hours of continuing education each year (not including mandatories). 2.13 Maintains a consistent record of punctuality. 2.14 Maintains an acceptable record of attendance for the clinical coordinator role. 3. Leadership 3.1 Manages day-to-day unit decisions through effective communication, time management and prioritization skills. 3.2 Accountable for decision making related to patient and staff safety. 3.3 Delegates work assignments to nursing staff and allied healthcare workers appropriately. 3.4 Provides guidance and feedback to nursing staff and allied healthcare workers when appropriate. 3.5 Identifies challenges and uses problem-solving skills within the work environment. 3.6 Participates in the development and review of clinical and administrative policies and procedures. 3.7 Serves as a Preceptor for new staff and nursing students. 3.8 Serves as a liaison/resource to other nursing units and hospital departments. 3.9 Supports nurse manager''s leadership and management style. 4. Communication/Collaboration 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit. 4.2 Uses effective communication skills when working with others to create an atmosphere of collaboration. 4.3 Promotes teamwork and cooperation through open communication skills and problem-solving techniques. 4.4 Expresses self clearly, courteously, concisely and intelligently. 4.5 Encourages collaborative practice to achieve desired patient outcome. 4.6 Accepts suggestions and feedback from others. 4.7 Shares educational information informally and formally within their unit. 4.8 Seeks opportunities for continuous professional development. 4.9 Attends 75% of staff/department meetings per year. 4.10 Remains informed about Staff/department communication and events through meeting minutes and posted communications. 5. Quality/Performance Managment 5.1 Integrates knowledge of legislation and evidence based research into nursing practice appropriately. 5.2 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance. 5.3 Collaborates with co-workers to improve department efficiency. 5.4 Facilitates the collection and reporting of performance improvement data related to nursing sensitive indicators and core measures to improve/ensure quality patient care. 5.5 Uses creativity and originality to create an environment of service excellence. 5.6 Recognized as a model of excellence as described in the Seven Standards of Exceptional Service. 5.7 Performs service recovery activities that demonstrate accountability and responsibility for quality patient care. 6. Assists the Nurse Managers in the operational activities of the nursing care unit. 6.1 Assists in planning for the system of care to be utilized on the unit in delivering patient care and meeting the nursing standards. 6.2 Implements and evaluates the plan making appropriate changes. 6.3 Supervises staff in delivering patient care and meeting nursing standards. 6.4 Assures that the recommended Infection Control policies and procedures are implemented and followed which includes universal precautions. Follows through on problems identified in this area. 6.5 Monitors the medication system on the unit according to standards. 6.6 Oversees documentation to assure quality and meeting nursing standards. 6.7 Assures that patients have care plans which are revised and updated according to nursing standards. 6.8 Demonstrates good judgment in patient care situations by making consistent sound decisions as observed by the Nurse Manager. 6.9 Evaluates Quality Assurance data, presenting appropriate quarterly reports. 6.10 Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and families as observed by the Nurse Manager. 7. Assists the Nurse Manager in the development of the nursing staff on the unit. 7.1 Identifies knowledge or practice deficits among the staff through direct observation. Works with Nurse Manager and the Education Department to provide unit based educational programs to meet these needs. 7.2 Assists in designing an orientation plan for each level of employee on the unit. 7.3 Works with instructors and preceptors to provide orientation to new unit employees. Evaluates progress weekly with appropriate documentation to support strengths and weaknesses. 7.4 Monitors a climate conducive to open and positive communication on the unit as demonstrated by using interpersonal skills which promote two way communication.
BSN or actively matriculating for a BSN
5 years of experience preferred
Registered Nurse; Basic Life Support (BLS)
Supervises work. Is a team leader. Oversees documentation and Performance Improvement Initiatives. Assists Nurse Manager with staffing, budgeting compliance and providing for staff educational needs. Demonstrates service excellence and is a role model for staff.
Standing, walking, frequently pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and working in awkward positions. Able to help lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds. Moderate stress from coordinating and supervising unit staff.
May be exposed to infectious diseases/blood/body fluids. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care.