Sepsis Program Coordinator (RN)

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 55859

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Position Summary:

Full time position


General Summary:

RN  Under the general supervision of the Director, Clinical Services Sepsis Program Coordinator develops, implements and manages the Sepsis Program at assigned entity.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities:

   1   Identifies sepsis patients during their acute care stay and manages their care according to evidence based standards of care.  Services as a liaison between the patients, families and healthcare team during hospitalization and the post-discharge period.  Communicates to hospitalists and other hospital staff regarding abnormal findings in evaluation of patients and assesses readiness for discharge and risk for readmission.  Administers follow up phone calls to all hospitalized Sepsis patients and addresses all problems that require attention to improve patient perception of care.  Coordinates transitions of care to the appropriate post-acute services.

   2   Coordinates the sepsis program and initiatives locally, participates actively in implementation of changes recommended by the system CET.

   3   Participates in the development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of written care protocols based on evidence including physician orders, clinical pathways for expected length of stay and clinical practice guidelines. 

   4   Ensures data is collected, reviewed and analyzed monthly.  Develops and implements action plans accordingly based on outcomes data.  Collaborates with other disciplines using an integrated approach toward achieving optimal patient outcomes.  Evaluates the impact of Social Determinants of Care on patient outcomes.

   5   Develops and implements the patient education process for all hospitalized Sepsis patients with emphasis on symptom recognition, risk factor modification and structured Care Coordination.  Revises and monitors educational materials to ensure that they are coordinated, understandable and meet the program standards.

   6   Serves on/leads a Sepsis committee at the entity level and participates on the system CET. Prepares agenda and progress reports for the team that discusses readmission, length of stay and bundle compliance,  identifies outcome measures that have not been met.  Develops, implements and evaluates action plans for improvement with the team.

   7   Develops, coordinates and participates in community awareness programs about Sepsis Awareness and Management annually. Participates in Community based education for  other outside groups to enhance patient care beyond the acute care facility.

   8   Role models critical thinking by demonstrating active and proactive problem solving.   

   9   Coordinates staff education and maintains clinical competencies related to sepsis patient care.

Required Skills

Diploma or Associate's Degree in Nursing 

Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN) preferred

Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience as RN with 2-3 years of inpatient acute care in Medical/Surgical, Critical Care or Emergency Care

Critical or intermediate care experience, experience caring for sepsis patients, strong organizational and prioritization skills highly preferred


Required Experience

Registration and current license as RN in PA

Basic Life Support (BLS)

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 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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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