RN Nurse Coordinator - Invasive Cardiology - days, no weekends or holidays

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 72017

Job Description:

RN Nursing Coordinator performs clinical and administrative duties pertinent to the invasive cardiology department at Good Samaritan Hospital. Clinical Coordinator assists in identifying and correcting patient safety concerns, DNV and Department of Health regulations. Collaborates with department educator in the development and oversight of employee orientation and clinical educational needs. Completes staff evaluations with the guidance of the department manager.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Responsible for the daily oversight of operations in the assigned cardiology department 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. Completes 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 with radiation safety policies as outlined by the NRC and the Hospital’s 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 DNV. Ensures the department is prepared for and actively participates in Department of Health and DNV surveys.
  10. Ensures all employees and cardiologists participate in crew resource management 100% of the time.
  11. Oversees clinical structure of call teams with the collaboration of the manager and medical director.
  12. Collaborates with daily flow coordinator to create daily staff assignments and makes adjustments as needed.
  13. Oversees clinical team structure specific to procedures as needed.
  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 new information technology systems. 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.

  
  

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2-3 years of cardiovascular experience or 2-3 years of nursing leadership experience
    • Min Field Of Expertise   Cardiology; EKG and physiologic monitoring; Knowledge of cardiology; Fluent in medical terminology
    • Req Cert/Registration  Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure; Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
    • Preferred Education  Bachelor's Degree
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  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
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