Job Title: Clinical Coordinator
Reports to: Nursing Unit Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Summary: Assists in the Coordination of the clinical and leadership activities of the Nursing Unit. Collaborates with the Unit Directors in developing, assessing, planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating patient care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Licensed to practice nursing in the State of New Jersey. BSN preferred.
Certification: Prefer national certification in specialty area. Required BLS through American Heart Association.
Essential Functions of the Job:
____ Identifies staff educational needs and functions as a clinical resource/role model for nursing personnel.
____ Coordinates orientation of nursing employees on specific shift.
____ Oversee unit-based preceptor program.
____ Participates in the interviewing and hiring of new staff members.
____ Participates and involves nursing staff in evaluative nursing research and or performance improvement activities.
_____Utilizes evidence based practice and current research in the development of procedures and protocols.
____ Provides for a positive environment for nursing staff.
____ Demonstrates knowledge of conflict resolution.
____ Assists Nurse Manager/Director with criteria based performance evaluations and competency assessments.
____ Addresses shift-specific matters via staff meetings to further enhance communication and identify areas of concern
____ Demonstrates effective communication with other departments.
____ Responds to identified concerns of patients, physicians, and visitors. Communicates intervention to Nurse Manager/Director.
____ Manages a patient case load when unit activity indicates.
____ Collaborates with Nurse Manager/Director in monitoring patient acuities.
____ Budget accountability regarding staffing/supplies.
____ Makes staff assignments appropriately based on patient care needs and competency level of staff.
____ Develops intended outcomes for nursing care and patient education plans based on a needs assessment and interdisciplinary collaboration.
____ Provides follow-up supervision to ensure the completion of all patient care assignments.
____ Follows process for progressive discipline in consultation with Nurse Manager/Director.
____ Assumes responsibility and accountability for unit functioning in the absence of the Nurse Manager.
____ Provides input regarding updating and revising policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
____ Competent in organizational skills to facilitate the delivery of care.
____ Demonstrates a proactive attitude by anticipating potential problem situations and appropriately intervenes.
____ Seeks opportunities to further own knowledge in areas of responsibility.
____ Mentor staff with regard to development of critical thinking skills.
____ Participates in professional organizations, education seminars and projects related to area of expertise.
____ Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
____ Performs related duties as assigned.