Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Gastroenterology (Full Time, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 21306
Assesses, plans, facilitates and evaluates the coordination of patient care according to unit/department policies and procedures. Provides clinical leadership, utilizes effective problem solving strategies and applies evidence based practice to improve patient care. Works under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.
Job Specific Duties
Coordinates & continuously monitors patient flow, supports patient throughout utilizing appropriate resources from admission, transfer or discharge & facilitates the processes in a timely manner.
Identifies clinical strengths & opportunities, re-assigns patient assignments to support clinical competency, coaches & mentors employees to improve performance & clinical outcomes.
Flexes the employees to align with census fluctuations, collaborates with the Operations Administrators and Nursing Staff Office to meet hospital needs.
Promotes/practices cost containment and maintaining fiscal performance by ensuring appropriate supplies and par levels are maintained.
Supports departmental goals and the hospital strategic plan. Actively participates in the nursing governance council and unit based committee.
Conducts department huddles, communicates hospital and department updates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Patient Perception Survey data.
Fosters staff empowerment and open communication, leads and guides staff to build a high performance and engaged team.
Works collaboratively with all levels of the hospital interdisciplinary team and promotes the team concept within the department & hospital wide.
Interacts with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input and communicate any patient and family concerns to physician.
Ensures the provision of education about disease processes, treatment and documents patient/family teachings on health related needs in the electronic health record.
Administers direct patient care, as needed, especially during high census and/or when other resources are not available.
Oversees and assists staff in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Responsible for patient care coordination on designated shift to include accountability for patient throughput and outcomes.
Identifies opportunities to improve processes and assists with projects to enhance workflow utilizing Lean methodologies and tools.
Assists and supports the RNs and team with code blue and rapid response efforts.
Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care environment.
Communicates the patient's progress including critical findings and changes in the patients' condition.
Implements and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
Actively participates in the performance review process through chart reviews and validating timeliness of charting and all requirements are met.
Ensuring all staff on the assigned shift is adhering to the regulatory requirements of the Joint Commission, CMS, DOH, & other accrediting agencies.
Ensuring all staff is adhering to hospital policies and procedures.
Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing infection prevention are adhered to on their assigned shift.
Minimum Job Requirements
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS
PALS - American Heart Association PALS Specified by department within 2 years
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP/ACLS; Specified by department within 1 year
RN - Registered Nurse RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
2-4 years RN clinical experience
Experience as a Charge Nurse
Microsoft Office Applications including Excel and Word experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Career Development: National certification preferably within 5 years of hire.
BSN Degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.
Strong customer service, problem solving, critical thinking, time management and conflict resolution skills.
Pediatric Nursing in an acute care setting is preferred.
Trauma certification as specified by the department.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to positively influence, hold self and others accountable.
Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team, and lead a team to achieve business results.
Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.