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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Clinical Coordinator - LDRP - Part Time in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Part-time, 36 hours per week, Rotating shifts

Job Summary:

The Clinical Coordinator works collaboratively with the Nurse Manager and Clinical Coordinator of other departments to ensure quality patient care and efficient day to day operations of the departments. She/he assists the Nurse Manager either in-house or on-call to provide clinical decision making related to staffing and other administrative responsibilities. This is a clinical position assuming department-wide responsibility. She/He will function as a staff nurse when needed. The Clinical Coordinator must possess a mature, professional and responsive commitment to the Hospital’s nursing philosophy and leadership. She/he must consistently demonstrate proficiency in work performed and serves as a resource person and mentor to the staff nurses.

_Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities_

Works in collaboration with the staff nurses in the department to ensure:

  • Delivery of quality patient care utilizing the nursing process for all patients.
  • Collect and documentation of comprehensive biophysical data pertinent to the patients’ actual and potential needs as demonstrated by taking the action necessary to meet these needs.
  • Documentation per policy reflecting nursing assessment, nursing interventions and patient response.
  • Setting priorities of the patients needs based on the nurse assessment as documented in the Nurse Care Plan and based on theNursingDiagnosis.
  • Prioritizing nursing interventions in complex and rapidly changing patient situations as evidenced by the patient outcomes and documentation in the patient record.
  • Anticipation of acute problems and provides leadership by instituting appropriate measures.
  • Implementation of Patient’s Plan of Care in collaboration with patient, family and significant others.
  • All data required on admission interview is completed within 24 hours of admission.
  • Individualized patient care using nursing theory in collaboration with the patient and significant others.
  • Provides direction to other staff in the collection of complex/specialty assessment data.
  • Facilitates delivery of comprehensive patient care by: o Guiding others to set priorities. o Guiding others in their development of problem-solving abilities. o Guiding others in the collection of assessment data and formulation of complex nursing care plans. o Providing clinical resource information
  • Patient plan of care is initiated using assessment data upon admission, based on age specific needs.
  • The patient plan of care includes: o Nursing diagnosis specific to the patient’s actual problems/needs. o Nursing Diagnosis which reflects complex etiology. o Individual teaching plans using identified teaching needs. o Nursing interventions consistent with nursing diagnosis and etiology.
  • Communication of the initial plan of care and revision (written/verbal) through shift report and other established procedures.
  • The evaluation of appropriateness of own and others nursing interventions to patient outcomes as demonstrated in the revision of the plan of care.
  • Formulation of discharge plans within twenty-four (24) hours of admission and as part of the revision process.
  • Discharge plans are implemented by: o Making appropriate referrals to other health care services. o Implementing individualized teaching plan based on actual discharge needs.
  • Utilization of learning principles as demonstrated by the documentation of teaching outcomes.
  • Proficiency with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to the unit/department as demonstrated by the skills checklist.
  • Safe administration and documents medication regimen according to established procedures with no more than three (3) documented errors per year.
  • Use of standard precautions as outlined in the Departmental Infection Control Manual.
  • Demonstration of competency in the following areas by physical demonstration, verbal or written exam: Equipment, Age Specific Assessment and Intervention, Procedures such as IV therapy, Medication Administration, Initiation of telemetry, etc., as may be required in the performance of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Attends 10-12 hours per year of in-service/contact hours in clinical areas of practice.
  • Reviews and signs all in-service updates.
  • Participates in sharing information gathered at educational programs once per year by written or verbal presentation.
  • Participates in and runs unit staff meetings in collaboration with the department Manager/Director and in Nursing Administrative Team Meetings.
  • Actively participates in own performance appraisals.
  • Addresses limitations in skills and knowledge by initiating a self-developed plan of action.
  • Communicates with the Nurse Manager regarding interpersonal conflict and accepts appropriate delegated responsibility for problem solving and documentation
  • Identifies and meets individual goals annually which are congruent with the units and departments long and short-term goals.
  • Compares nursing practice standards with performance improvement data, nursing research findings and technological advances and makes revisions as needed.
  • Participates and leads Performance Improvement activities.

  • Involved in decision making process by membership in one (1) committee or one (1) unit/department-based project per year.

  • Coordinates and evaluates orientation activities in collaboration with other Clinical Coordinators, and Clinical NurseManagers.
  • Assists in the development of unit/departmental goals and objectives in collaboration with the nurse manager/director.
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager and others to evaluate staff’s performance.
  • Collaborates with the nurse educator in staff development: o Identifies learning needs of individuals, develops a collaborative plan to meet those needs. o Identifies educational need of individuals and the department and develops a collaborative plan to meet those needs. o Coordinates in-service activities of unit/staff o Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager in developing agenda for staff meetings.
  • Assists with chart pulls for reviews
  • Assists with the development of the Nursing Schedule and adjusts the schedule as needed to coordinate patient care needs.
  • Communicates evaluation of ongoing assessment to appropriate health care personnel (Nurse Manager, physician, shift report. Reports significant occurrences to the appropriate Manager, Physician, or CD.

_Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position_

Knowledge of:

  • Current nursing standards of practice required.

Ability to:

  • Ability to coordinate and supervise the assignment of staff, makes assignments and checks for completion of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to tactfully communicate with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.
  • Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
  • Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients.

_Credentials and Experience Required___

  • 3 years recent years nursing experience in the specialty she/he is being hired into required.
  • Current valid Massachusetts Registered Nurse (“RN) license required.
  • Current Certificate as a provider in BLS
  • ACLS, PALS, within 6 months of hire. Neonatal Resuscitation required within 6 months of hire for the ED and OB.
  • National Certification in areas of expertise preferred

_Special Requirements___

  • Must be available to work day, evening and/or night shift as well as rotation on weekends as assigned. Must be able to rotate to units as assigned.
  • Must be willing to work additional shifts and/or be assigned on-call as needed.
  • May be exposed to the following hazards:temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports.
  • Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Job: *Nursing-Other

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: Clinical Coordinator - LDRP - Part Time

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3169222