Job Description:

TITLE:
Clinical Coordinator

JOB CODE:
509130

DEPARTMENT:
Nursing

DEPT #:

EDIT DATE:
April 11, 2003

REPORTS TO:
Patient Care Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Directs and supervises all unit shift/department activities. Directs, educates and assists nursing staff in the provision of quality patient care according to department standards of practice and standards of care to maintain quality services. Assists Nurse Manager in providing leadership support to staff, scheduling and evaluating personnel. Plans, develops, facilitates and coordinates the operation of the unit/department.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist manager with hiring new staff and identifies and communicates with staff and manager any disciplinary/performance issues.
Completes annual performance reviews on staff in a timely manner.
Provides accurate and consistent interpretation and application of Human Resource policies.
Assesses global needs of patients on the unit/department and matches with staff competencies to provide needed services. Delegates patient care assignments to staff according to identified needs and abilities.
Assists manager with the development of the budget. Works with staff to adjust resource allocations to demands. Assists the Nurse Manager in the completion of weekly payroll processes.
Intervenes in a timely manner to resolve customer complaints. Holds self and others accountable for meeting objectives and commitments. Enforces high standards for the quality of patient care delivered on the unit.
Functions as a preceptor to new staff. Assists the manager and the educator in coordinating the orientation of new staff. Ensures staff competencies are current.
Must demonstrate the appropriate clinical competencies for the nursing unit in order to evaluate, plan and/or provide patient care through delegation, consulting or as a direct patient care provider.
Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively. Ensures that people get the information they need to do their jobs.
Assists Nurse Manager in maintaining up-to-date resource materials necessary to insure proper staff development.
Regularly reviews and monitors quality improvement activities. Follows through on staff participation in quality improvement activities. Problem solves as necessary.
Demonstrates the ability to provide a safe environment for patients, self and staff.
Meets performance expectations for Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, and Staff and Self Development as outlined in performance review.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the department/unit.



Job Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Education:
Graduate of an approved nursing school, BSN preferred

Experience:
3 5 years clinical experience required.

One year of charge nurse or equivalent experience preferred

Training:

Licensure:
Current CT RN Licensure

Other:
Certification in specialty area required within 2 years of occupying position. BLS certification required.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the position. Responsibilities are subject to change.

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