The Clinical Coordinator (CC) functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, consultant, and supporter of clinical practice. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Incorporated within each of these role functions, the CC is a role model, patient advocate, leader, change agent and cost-effective practitioner.
The CC demonstrates strong leadership, supervisory, and communication skills. The CC must be comfortable in a participatory management model that actively includes others in the decision making process. The CC serves as a clinical role model for other personnel in the department and throughout the hospital. It is essential the CC is seen as a strong nursing and patient care advocate. The CC actively participates in hospital activities aimed at achieving the mission of PVMC. The CC must possess qualities of innovation, creativity and the ability to respond positively to changing circumstances. The CC will assist the Department Director with the clinical and administrative management of the department. The CC performs all other duties as assigned.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado.
BSN required (or in progress).
Masters degree preferred.
CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently.
NIHSS required within 3 months of employment.
TNCC or TCAR and ACLS required within 6 months of employment.
Continuous current CPR, ACLS and TNCC/TCAR must be maintained. CCRN desired.
Prefer 5 years nursing experience in Critical Care nursing.
Previous experience with care of critically ill Cardiovascular patient and critically ill trauma patients at a Level 1 or 2 Trauma facility.
Experience in providing formal and informal staff education preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities: Must possess the ability to: motivate and coordinate resources in the management of the department, to promote teamwork within the department, ability to organize work according to priorities, maintain a helpful and positive regard for the patient and family. Must have a strong sense of professionalism. Must possess excellent clinical skills which utilize current and up-to-date knowledge in the provision of patient care. Pursues programs of continuing education to maintain clinical and management expertise and expand knowledge base or skills related to areas of responsibility. Demonstrated competency in intermediate level computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the ability to utilize the Internet for research and demonstrated patient data management skills. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of various ages, including adult and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.