General Surgery RN- Patient Care Coordinator
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 17, 2020
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY
JOB SUMMARY: In addition to the RN Job Description,
responsibilities include facilitating day-to-day operations of the
Unit. Collaborates with staff, Nurse Managers, team leaders,
supervisors, and physicians to ensure quality patient care is being
provided with optimum patient outcomes.
Human Resources Management
---Functions as a clinical and leadership mentor and coach to new
and existing staff
---Assists with preparation and oversight of unit schedules.
Works with department management to balance schedules
Oversees and adapts the daily staffing plan to meet the departments
---Establishes patient assignments for team of employees.
---Participates in peer interviewing process in the selection of
---Provides input and feedback to the nurse manager/department
leadership in regards to team performance
---Assists in development and achievement of departmental budgets
and goals through day-to-day efforts regarding adherence to
department staffing plan and productivity goals.
---Remains aware of and guides effective management of materials
and supplies, and works to minimize waste.
---Communicates the shared vision, mission and values of the
department, SVI, and CHI.
---Facilitates and enhances the flow of information throughout the
department (from department leadership to staff and amongst staff)
through various means of communication
---Communicates clearly what is expected of others and addresses
and documents issues in an objective and supportive manner
Proactively address staff performance issues in a judicious
Acts as staff/department advocate
---Maintains open and proactive communication with department
leaders and staff alike
---Responsible for department throughput:
Maintains oversight of Admissions/Discharges/Transfers; ensures
each is completed in a timely manner.
Maintains oversight of departments diagnostic studies to help
ensure completion in a timely manner
Maintains open communication with Nursing Supervisor, Bed Control,
other departments as necessary to positively affect patient
---Enhances department process improvement practices:
Recognizes, substantiates and documents areas of potential process
improvement either within or between departments
Facilitates problem solving that enhances intra-/inter-department
process improvement in order to achieve desired outcomes
---Recognizes the need for and facilitates/conducts education on
topics such as (but not limited to):
Staff performance issues
---Participates in and actively supports Unit Council decisions
---Supports an atmosphere that encourages high performance,
teamwork and continual improvement of staff in order to provide
safe and efficient patient care as evidenced by established
---Maintains ongoing awareness of and helps to ensure department
compliance with regulatory, EOC (environment of care) standards.
Ensures adherence to policies and patient rights for research
---Demonstrates flexibility between leadership and clinical demands
based on department/clinical needs.
---Participates in educational programs to enhance leadership
and/or clinical expertise.
---Serves as a clinical resource in area of specialty.
---Role models clinical and professional excellence.
Education: Licensed / Registered in the State of Arkansas in
Nursing. Bachelors degree preferred. Admission to a BSN program
within one year, or obtainment of a Bachelor degree within 2 years
of assuming position is strongly encouraged. Participation in
Nursing Career Advancement Program is preferred.
Experience: 2 years recent Nursing experience in area of specialty;
1 year charge/management experience preferred. Membership in
professional organization preferred.
Physical Requirements:The physical activities involve balancing,
climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting,
pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, and use of fingers
and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be
required to carry or lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull 100-150 lbs.
The sensory and communicative activities required for this position
include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking.
Individuals in this position could be exposed to inside/outside
environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids
chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.
Skills: Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated organizational skills. Must be knowledgeable and
skilled in computer use. Must be able to type accurately. Ability
to work independently without close supervision; must have problem
solving skills, and be self-motivated. Must be available to work
weekends, evenings, and holidays for unit/department coverage.
Demonstrated clinical competence in area(s) of responsibility.
Demonstrates leadership abilities in such areas as charge nurse,
precepting/training, in-service/education, etc.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0252741
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Night Job
- Market: CHI St. Vincent
Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , General Surgery RN- Patient Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas
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