Mercy Health

  • RN Clinical Coordinator

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    Position Type
    Full Time
    Med Surg ICU
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    The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for professional nursing care for patients and their families by direction, supervision and example. Provides direction to Registered Nurses, Licensed practical Nurses, students and non-professional nursing personnel in providing direct patient care. Responsible for operation of the ICU on a shift by shift basis ensuring that all regulatory requirements and standards are being fulfilled. Participates in the education and development of ICU personnel and performance evaluation as well as other administrative duties as designated by the Director of the unit. Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, be dedicated to the provision of quality patient care and use sound judgment in decision making.


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    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.


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    Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patient needs are met and Mercy Health System – NWA, Patient Care Services policies are followed.

    Participates in the development, revision and implementation of Nursing Department policies and procedures.

    Responsible for maintaining performance improvement and CQI activities within the department.

    Supports and monitors process changes and response and compliance with new and/or changed policies.

    Assures supplies and equipment needed for successful operation of the ICU unit are available and functioning.

    Demonstrates professional judgment in response to changing patient unit situations

    Responds promptly to telephone calls via Spectralink or department phones.

    Participates in maintaining labor budget for the department by watching use of overtime, agency and registry.

    Schedules and assigns staff to increase efficiency and coordination of care within the unit. Staffs according to standards.

    Performs department head duties in the absence of the Clinical Director.

    Reports individual staff or patient problems to department director in a timely manner. Ensures incidents are documented appropriately using Quality Investigation Forms, Medication Event Forms, Employee Injury Reports, etc.

    Directs the orientation of new co-workers, students and volunteers and ensures that all needed documentation are complete. (skills checklist, first day orientation forms,etc.)

    Participates in development and education of co-workers through in-services and identification of training/education needs.

    Takes initiative, strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated.

    Serves as a clinical resource for patient care activities and problem resolution.

    Maintains a good working relationship with physicians, co-workers and other departments health system wide.

    Communicates appropriately to define/resolve immediate problems and promote continuity of patient care.

    Provides clinical expertise in patient placement. Facilitates movement of patients on and off the unit as well as communicating with other departments to help facilitate hospital wide patient throughput.

    Demonstrates knowledge of disaster and emergency policies and procedures.

    Completes other duties and projects in a timely manner as assigned by the ICU Director.


    Position Qualifications:


    Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. ADN required, BSN preferred.
    Licensure: Registered Nurse in Arkansas with a license in good standing
    Experience: 2 years of ICU experience
    Certifications: CPR & ACLS
    Other: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge. Organizing and coordinating skills Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Advanced assessment skills


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