Nursing Coordinator (RN) - Invasive Cardiology - Good Samaritan Hospital - Full time

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 52136

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General Summary:
RN   Nursing Coordinator performs clinical and administrative duties pertinent to the invasive cardiology department. Assists in identifying and correcting patient safety concerns, Joint Commission regulations and Department of Health regulations. Collaborates with department educator in the development and oversight of employee orientation and clinical educational needs. Completes nursing staff evaluations and manages nursing staff compensation with the guidance of the department manager.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Responsible for the daily oversight of operations in the cardiovascular lab under the guidance and direction of the department manager. Enforces all department protocols and policies.
2 Proficient with nursing care for all patients and provides care for patients prior, during and after procedures. Ensures nursing staff is providing appropriate services to safely and efficiently perform patient procedures and provide pre and post procedural care. Maintains knowledge of current cardiac concepts and clinical practices.
3 Responsible for patient and staff safety in the department. Intervenes with appropriate therapy in the event of cardiac emergencies.
4 Works collaboratively with the medical director, clinical educator and manager to develop guidelines, protocols and staff education plans as needed.
5 Ensures new and existing employees are able to perform procedures safely following the established guidelines and protocols. Works with the educator, manager and medical director to develop employee orientation programs and specific educational plans for new and existing employees.
6 Performs yearly employee evaluations.
7 Ensures radiation safety measures and policies are followed by all staff members including proper operation of fluoroscopy equipment, employee radiation dose monitoring, employee safety measures and patient safety measures. Follows and enforces employee compliance of radiation safety policies as outlined by the NRC and York Hospitals Radiation Safety Committee. Organizes and coordinates with the manager and clinical educator to ensure all required radiation safety education is provided to all staff.
8 Responsible for staff proficiency with all current equipment and operating systems within the department. Provides equipment and operating system guidance and education to new and existing employees. Able to troubleshoot problems with equipment and operating systems including the oversight for the need of additional technical support with the department manager.
9 Ensures department is following all regulations according to the Department of Health and Joint Commission. And, ensures the department is prepared for and actively participates in Department of Health and Joint Commission surveys.
10 Ensures all employees and cardiologists participate in crew resource management 100% of the time.
11 Maintains call team responsibilities. Oversees clinical structure of call teams with the collaboration of the clinical coordinator, manager and medical director.
12 Collaborates with daily flow coordinator to create daily staff assignments and makes adjusts as needed.
13 Oversees clinical team structure specific to procedures as needed in collaboration with the clinical coordinators cardiologists and/or medical director on a daily basis.
14 Ensures all employees are following proper documentation and billing procedures. Collaborates with the department manager and clinical educator to meet staff training needs as new documentation programs are adopted. Participates in the development of any new information technology system. Responsible for updating documentation in an existing system to ensure proper document, patient safety and registry data collection.
15 Maintains involvement within clinical and programmatic initiatives.
16 Promotes and supports research initiatives.
17 Communicates openly and collaborates with the department manager concerning any clinical and/or operational needs.


Required Skills

2-3 years interventional cardiology experience required

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Current PA RN license


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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