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 Nurse Coordinator is a Registered Nurse, reporting to Nursing leadership within the Pediatric Specialty Centers and under the direction and supervision of the Attending Physician for the specific specialty or program. The primary role of the nurse coordinator is to ensure seamless coordination of patient care accross the continuum. This includes clinical practice, care coordination, education, quality improvement, with significant latititude for exercising professional judgement. The Nurse Coordinator is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team providing developmentally approprioate care to patients and families within the specialty service.
- 1. Professional Practice:
- 1.1 The Pediatric Nurse Coordinator is the lead member of the health care team coordinating all aspects of patient care for the specific specialty.
- 2. Education
- 2.1 Provides patient and family education on appropriate medical condition, including signs, symptoms , treatment regimens, side effects, outcomes expected, and potential adverse reactions or outcomes. Including manangement of condition, promoting optimal level of health.
- 3. Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
- 3.1 Functions as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team coordinating all aspects of patient care across the continuum
- 4. Quality Improvement
- 4.1 Participates in data collection related to clinical and operational efficiencies.
Registered Nurse , Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred, Connecticut RN license.
At least 2-3 years experience in a pediatric inpatient or outpatient setting, Including experience in the specialty area of the Nurse Coordinator role
Licensed as a Registered Nurse from the State of Connecticut.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to assert oneself, advocate for patients, and work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Computer experience and knowledge of word processing and data entry systems. Must be able to communicate efffectively with all members of the healthcare team, patients and families. Must value and execute "patient -centered model of care."
Must be flexible to meet the demands of the specialty, outpatient clinic session, specialty and patient/family needs