The Patient Care Coordinator is accountable and responsible for managing the clinical care of course of treatment of a number of patients. Coordination of care is accomplished through collaboration with physicians, associate staff, and other health care providers to ensure that patient outcomes are achieved within the projected course of treatment using the nursing process. The Patient Care Coordinator is accountable to the Nurse Manager.
â— Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
â—Provides leadership and serves as a role model for staff.
â—Demonstrates self-motivation and able to make decision independently keeping PCM informed and supporting the organization’s mission and values.
â—Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication. Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members.
â—Demonstrates the ability to assist in the coordination of services with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments as well as other providers. Responds rapidly and effective during emergency situations.
â—Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, equipment, and certifications required in specific nursing area, including EKG rhythm identification, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and moderate sedation.
â—Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for the units’ population by rendering professional nursing care including administering medications, starting IVs, insertion and maintenance of Foleys, venipuncture, blood products administration, restraint application, sterile dressing, maintenance of all lines, (i.e. intracranial, central, arterial, peripheral) and ventilated patients, and tracheostomies.
â—Demonstrate the technical aptitude for working and troubleshooting equipment used including but not limited to traction, wound vacuum systems, monitoring devices, unit dialysis equipment.
â—Implements a systematic and comprehensive plan of care to provide individualized care and educates patient and family about diagnosis, treatments, or prescribed medical regimen and medications in accordance with patient and family readiness and ability to learn.
â—Demonstrates critical thinking skills and uses professional judgement to respond promptly with intervention when clinical changes occur, and prevention of complications in patients in need of cardiac monitoring, stroke care, medical-surgical and trauma care.
â—Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection, control, and compliance standards.
â—Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in performing nursing duties.
Graduate of a recognized non-online RN program required. Required to receive 8 hours of stroke education during orientation and a minimum of 8 hours stroke education annually which may include NIHSS certification.
Minimum of two years as a staff RN in critical care required, with one year being at Forrest General Hospital preferred.
Current RN license - Mississippi State Board of Nursing required. ACLS, BLS, PALS & NIHSS certification required within six month of hire date. Moderate sedation and basic coronary class, and EKG interpretation required during orientation. ACLS, BLS, and PALS required every two years. NIHSS certification and EKG interpretation required annually. Must maintain certifications.
Ability to perform as a team member cooperates with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, and function under stress.