Clinical Coordinator - ER (Oakdale) - Full Time
Location: Oakdale, CA
Coordinates total nursing care for patients in accordance with professional standards and hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures. Functions as an integral part of the leadership team within the Emergency Department to enhance quality patient care and staff development. Performs as a team leader and assists the Manager of the Emergency Department in developing education for staff, orientation of new employees, performance improvement, and quality initiatives, Joint Commission readiness, and is the MICN liaison for continued Base Station Certification. Position may work as a Charge Nurse within the department on occasional basis or in emergency situations. The Clinical Coordinator role utilizes strong clinical judgment and expertise for assisting Manager with initiatives applied towards direct patient care and quality. Position requires strong communication skills and acts as a liaison to other departments within the organization.
Work with Manager in identifying educational needs for clinical staff within the Emergency Department and methods for teaching staff as identified.
Provide and/or delegate education to clinical staff as pertains to Emergency Department needs.
Assure that clinical competencies for staff are complete and updated as needed. Work with manager on staff outliers that are incomplete.
Set up orientation for new employees of different clinical experience levels and follow up with new employees and preceptors as needed. Delegate and assign preceptors for new staff.
Develop and update orientation packets and orientation competencies as needed.
Actively participate in annual and 90 day employee evaluation process.
Assist the manager in policy updates and development for the ED as needed.
Oversee, assist with and/or delegate for supply management for the ED.
Act as a resource for Charge Nurses, staff, and providers.
Fulfill role of Base Station Liaison and oversee quality projects as pertains to role, attend monthly meetings with EMS and monitor/educate MICN RNs as required and appropriate.
Actively partner with Emergency Department Manager to ensure unit readiness for Joint Commission Certification and CMS regulations.
Educate staff on National Patient Safety Goals and assist with compliance among staff.
Assist manager with charge capture for the department by partnering with manager, finance, staff, and accounts receivable as applicable.
Provide clinical expertise of nursing and Emergency Department for staff, providers, manager, and other organizational employees as appropriate.
Assist manager with Incident reports as needed and provide clinical judgment as needed.
Provide input and communication with Manager and staff at unit meetings as appropriate.
Assist the Manager with Disaster Preparedness activities and responsibilities.
If working in clinical setting then must provide appropriate nursing interventions. Competent in all routine nursing skills, including, but not limited to, 1) medication administration, 2) intravenous therapy, 3) management of indwelling catheters and drains, and 4) safe use of any medical equipment, such as cardiac monitoring, IV pumps.
Delegates’ patient care tasks to ancillary personnel based on individual competency and scope of practice. Evaluates effectiveness of care performed.
Maintains professional standing, demonstrating knowledge of the legal aspects and liabilities of nursing practice and consistently combines ethical judgment with technical skill within the policy and legal guidelines of the hospital. Annually completes continuing education classes, updating competency levels on topics required by department.
Graduate of a RN School of Nursing
Bachelor Degree preferred
CEN preferred and/or required within 1 year
Three (3) years recent Emergency Department experience requird
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Current California RN License
BLS certification required
ACLS certification required
PALS certification required
MICN certification required
NRP certification required (may be obtained within three months of hire)
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.)
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.)
Must be able to occasional assist in moving heavy patients in bed and transfer from bed to gurney or wheelchair
Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over)
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.)
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.)
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Emergency and crisis situations