Job Description

Employment Type:
Full Time 80
Shift:
Day/Evening
Other Shift Details:
Job Code:
12079

Job Summary

The ED Clinical Coordinator will work under the general direction of the ED Director/Nurse Manager to coordinate direct and indirect nursing care given to the patients within the department to ensure optimal patient care and maximized throughput within the Emergency Department.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Required Licenses [Mississippi, United States] Registered Nurses
Current RN licensure in good standing in the state of Mississippi. Current CPR and ACLS certification required.

Required Skills  Requires 3-5 years Emergency Department RN experience with progressive leadership experience within the department.  Requires good oral and written communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • Uses current patient satisfaction data to identify and create plan of action to response to trends in responses.

  • Works with ED educator/manager to implement actions based on process improvement data or trends.

  • Assists manager in the continual assessment and improvement of the department’s performance or staff needs.

  • Serves as a resource for staff to clarify, facilitate, and implement new and current policy and procedures.

  • Consistently keeps manager and director informed of current and potential problems within the department.

  • Will assist manager with payroll and scheduling as needed.

  • Will aide in the completion of required reports and auditing/quality improvement activities.

  • Serves as a professional role model.

  • Acts as a role model for staff regarding professional development. Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling when arise. Organizes or contributes to department in-services and other education.

  • Works with educational department to push out new initiatives and new practices.

  • In the absence of Emergency Department leadership, will be able to make clinical decisions and collaborate with leadership regarding those decisions.

  • Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.

  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and directing the work of Emergency Department staff. Participates actively in the planning and distribution of patient assignments.

Organizational Expectations

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization.
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
  • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
  • Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

 

Functional Demands

  • Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
  • Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.
  • Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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