Outpatient Pediatric Nurse Coordinator Orthopedic CP/ Spine

NEW HAVEN, CT
Sep 14, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Registered Nurse , Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred, Connecticut RN license.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least 2-3 years RN experience in an inpatient or outpatient setting required. Relevant experience in the specialty

area, pediatrics or in the Nurse Coordinator role preferred

 

LICENSURE

 

Licensed as a Registered Nurse from the State of Connecticut.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

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."

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Must be flexible to meet the demands of the specialty, outpatient clinic session, specialty and patient/family needs

 

Additional Information

Orthopedic and/ or Pediatrics experience preferred. Must be able to work independently while also being  part of a team.  This Coordinator position  supports a complex population inclusive of Cerebral Palsy and Spinal surgery patients.  Excellent customer service a must while providing patient focus care.

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Job Info

Job: 20933

Department: Childrens Specialty Admin
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE PROF OTHER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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