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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Nursing Clinical Specialty Coordinator Non NP

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Job Title: Nursing Clinical Specialty Coordinator Non NP

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Department: 764 - Oncology-GP 11C

Requisition Number: N0541121

Job Description:
The Clinical Coordinator is a Registered Professional Nurse with broad knowledge and skills who participates in the coordination of clinical programs and services for designated patient populations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Practice
1.Participates in the development, implementation and coordination of clinical services and programs for designated patient populations.
Activities may include but are not limited to:
a.Patient screening
b.Treatments and procedures, where applicable
c.Patient and family education
d.Discharge planning and follow-up
e.Case management

2.Promotes an interdisciplinary approach in patient care delivery.
3.Serves as a resource for patients and their families.
4.Acts as a patient advocate utilizing the Patient Bill of Rights.
5.Participates in promoting and maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.

Professional Practice
1.Supports the mission, philosophy, goals and objectives of the Department of Nursing and The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
2.Maintains clinical competence.
3.Is responsible and accountable for his/her own nursing practice.
4.Advocates the highest standards of nursing practice.
5.Approaches patients, families and other members of the health care team in a professional, respectful manner.
6.Serves as a clinical role model and resource to the nursing staff.
7.Serves as a professional resource to other members of the health care team.
8.Demonstrates professional involvement by:
a.Attending and participating in workshops, seminars, and courses as presenter or author.
b.Keeping abreast of current literature and trends in practice.
c.Participating in related professional organizations.
9.Considers ethical issues in professional nursing practice.
10.Treats co-workers, patients and families with dignity and respect.
11.Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes and environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
12.Maintains attendance and punctuality record in accordance with departmental standards.
13.Adheres to dress code in accordance with departmental policy.

Administrative Practice
1.Collaborates with other members of the health care team in the development, implementation, and ongoing review of policies, procedures, and standards of care for designated patient populations.
2.Demonstrates knowledge of hospital, departmental and care center standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as well as regulatory agency standards.
3.Participates in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement programs.
4.Participates in risk management activities including identifying and communicating issues of risk in a timely manner.
5.Participates in committee activities.
6.Is aware of and responsive to budgetary constraints and incorporates financial principles into program development and allocation of resources.
7.Recognizes each individual's right to health care unrestricted by age, race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or source of payment.
8.Assists in the performance appraisal process of designated Nursing staff.

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
1.Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner.
2.Visual and aural acuity to assess patient status.
3.Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
4.Ability to use basic data entry and retrieval systems.
5.Ability to organize information and teach others.
6.Analytic ability to collect and organize information, identify problems and trends, and formulate and implement corrective plans or programs.
7.Ability to coordinate, prioritized, and allocate resources.
8.Oriented to consumer satisfaction.
9.Physical stamina, dexterity and mental health necessary to coordinate a broad variety of services and programs for designated patient population on a daily basis.
10.Demonstrate the following minimum requirements:

Licensure: New York State License with current registration.

Education: Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is required. Master's in Nursing and certification in specialty area are preferred.

Experience: Progressive job related experience specific to area of responsibility.

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