Clin Specialty Coord, RN - Westmoreland Hospital Or - Full Time

Excela Health Greensburg , PA 15601

Posted 1 month ago

Job Summary:

Oversees daily work flow in a department or specialty service. Oversight includes monitoring of human resources, equipment, supplies, volumes and quality. Responsible for orientation of new employees, yearly competencies and ongoing training regarding the specialty or services.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

  • Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Leads, motivates, initiates change and assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.

  • Models and exemplifies the Leadership Pledge in a consistent and proactive manner. Leads change in a complex care environment.

  • Assumes role of the Charge Nurse in his/her absence.

  • Aligns department with strategy map and continually works to implement drivers in support of Excela Health mission and vision and values.

  • Makes a recommendation for at least one process improvement initiative for department on an annual basis.

  • Participates in root cause analysis of reoccurring problems and takes appropriate action.

  • Holds oneself accountable for leadership development by 8 hours of EHA sponsored leadership education per year.

  • Assists manager in departmental activities, represents department on committees.

  • Standards and Accountability, Service Orientation and Customer Service.

  • Maintains a safe working environment; assures staff comply with safety, environmental and infection control guidelines.

  • Assists manager to assure completion of mandatory annual education and competencies relative to job-specific criteria within department (staff licenses/registration).

  • Supports standards of attendance policy consistently (unscheduled absences, breaks or meal periods) to all department staff.

  • Participates in decision making with Manager to consistently apply corrective action standards.

  • Supports staff to comply with infection control and safety measures set forth by Excela Health.

  • Practices and encourages survey readiness in compliance with agency regulations and guidelines.

  • Demonstrates expectations of confidentiality by continually encouraging staff to keep private information confidential.

  • Performs in accordance with Excela Health's behavioral standards in support of the mission, vision, true north and values. Hold staff accountable for modeling the behavioral standards.

  • May and can conduct client service recovery issues within required time frame and to the satisfaction of the customer.

  • Planning, Decision Making, Financial Management, Process Management, Prioritizing and Delegating

  • Involves staff in decision making and problem solving.

  • Considers global implementations of decisions made; involves all appropriate departments and individuals for optimal outcome.

  • Is knowledgeable of and works within the department budgets; looks for opportunities to reduce operating costs while balancing quality resources.

  • Identifies and recommends revenues enhancement opportunities.

  • Provides input in performance appraisals and hiring decisions. May conduct interviews with Manager and/or Leadership and utilizes the peer interview process.

  • Assists manager(s) to promptly investigate and resolve SORs and incident reports as necessary.

  • Acts on most urgent tasks; available resources and provides clear direction.

  • Recommends and may draft department policies and procedures.

  • Communication

  • In collaboration with the manager (where applicable) provides input for performance goals of staff; coaches toward compliance and addresses variance.

  • Provides opportunities for staff to actively provide input into decision-making process. Seeks input before decision is made.

  • Assists Manager with communication and maintaining a department communication board for the purpose of displaying current information.

  • Will participate and lead daily meetings.

  • Developing People and Managing Relationships

  • Participates in decision making with Managers to hire, transfer and promote employees.

  • Trains and develops other employees.

  • Updates stakeholders on project process; uses sound judgment.

  • Facilitates teamwork through coaching and mentoring of staff. Serves as a resource for other employees.

  • Builds trust through fostering empowerment and shared decision making within the appropriate level and scope of authority.

  • Clinical Practice

  • Oversees the daily clinical practice activities to ensure that patient care is delivered in accordance with the PA Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, procedures, and protocols, and other professional standards of care.

  • Regularly reviews a sampling of patient charts to evaluate staff compliance with the nursing process and for completeness, accuracy and timeliness of documentation.

  • Conducts daily patient rounds to assess the status of the patients and the quality of care delivered, where applicable.

  • Monitors patient care to ensure that it is planned and provided through an interdisciplinary effort.

  • Regularly accompanies and/or communicates with physicians to answer questions and resolve problems/issues related to medical treatment.

  • Assigns patient care according to staff competency.

  • Provides direct patient care as assigned.

  • Where applicable attends and/or facilitates appropriate committee's and Task Forces.

  • Coordination of Patient Care Activities

  • Develops an educational process for the provision and coordination of patient care activities that promote and maintain health, fosters self-care, and improves outcomes.

  • Assists in the coordination of the educational process to ensure that patients/families and staff receive education specific to their clinical areas and the patients/families served.

  • Ensures the process includes education about safely and the effective use of medication, pain and managing pain, available resources, how to obtain further care, and information about their responsibilities in their care.

  • Plans and implements patient/family teaching and monitors staff compliance with the interdisciplinary record of patient education, where applicable.

  • Provides and reviews written discharge instructions that demonstrate an inter-relationship between education, discharge planning and continuity of care, where applicable.

  • Collaborative Relationships

  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with physicians and other health care providers to achieve desired patient outcomes and assure a continuous flow of patient care.

  • Communicates pertinent information for interdisciplinary patient care (conferences, shift reports and internal and external transfers are respective to the nursing areas) not applicable for Bariatric Surgery)).

  • Takes action to proactively identify and resolve patient needs.

  • Patient Safety

  • Provides for patient safety in compliance with hospital and/or nursing department policies.

  • Utilizes two forms of patient identification before implementing any form of patient care.

  • Involves the patient and/or family in patient safety standards and processes.

  • Minimizes the use of patient restraints and, if patient's condition warrants, monitors per individual assessed need and documents per policy where applicable.

  • Assumes appropriate code team role during code situations or mock codes, or RRT's where applicable.

  • Responds effectively during emergency situations, including internal and external disasters.

"Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart)."

  • Specialty Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of department specific RN duties, as appropriate per department

  • Prepares, discharges, and Pre-ops patient at the appropriate time.

  • Identifies patient, appropriate procedure and site by following the policy for site identification.

  • Positions the patient correctly for each procedure preserving skin integrity.

  • Follows the principles of asepsis, reporting any breaks in aseptic technique and rectifying the situation.

  • Possesses the knowledge of proper instruments and equipment set up for each procedure, coordinating with physician preference.

  • Assists the proceduralist in performing the procedure.

  • Handles specimens appropriately, where applicable.

  • Performs OR counts accurately and takes appropriate action in response to incorrect counts where applicable.

  • Maintains the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the procedural team.

  • Leads certain aspects of the Revenue Cycle through the department or services.

  • Manages doctor preference cards and collaborates with other Clinical Specialty Coordinators to standardize where appropriate.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely documentation during cases. Participates in the education and routine auditing.

  • Responsible timely and accurate request through INFOR in collaboration with Expediter.

  • Work with Perioperative Leadership and Expediters to establish new supplies within the department and /or specialty.

  • Assists to implement, educate, and participate in auditing changes in the documentation or INFOR process with Leadership and others as appropriate and/or or required.

  • Manages Supplies and equipment.

  • Fosters and maintains relationships with vendors, the Expediters, and Supply Chain.

  • Collaborates with leadership on urgent or emergent equipment needs.

  • Manages the new product request process.

  • Participates in the Value Analysis Team as needed.

  • Works with IT and Revenue Cycle to implement changes to DPC's.

  • Actively participates in meetings that support their specialty and/or department including:

  • Routine Staff meetings.

  • Clinical Specialty Coordinator meetings.

  • Daily departmental meetings.

  • Coordinates education days with the assistance of the Nurse Educator.

  • Takes a lead in onboarding new employees. Works with leadership and the nurse educator in establishing routine meetings and discussion regarding the orientation process.

  • Other meetings as appropriated and/or assigned

  • Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Is required to participate in call for the department or service.

  • Required Skills and Knowledge:
    Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program

  • As of January 1, 2017, a transfer or new hire is required to obtain their BSN within 4 years.

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

  • Current ACLS or completion within one year of hire/transfer date into department

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

Prior Experience:

  • Familiarity with auditing and tracking of stats.

  • Ability to troubleshoot procedural equipment.

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience within departmental settings either as a nurse or techinican

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a sound knowledge of nursing practice and leadership qualities that demonstrate the ability to delegate the delivery of care to others; ability to communicate with all health care team members.

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • National certification in area of specialty, credits toward an undergraduate degree in health or management field.

  • Three years of relevant procedural nursing experiencing is preferred

  • Operating experience preferred

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

  • Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" sedentary="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" light="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" a="" negligible="" amount="" of="" force="" constantly.="" medium="" work="" -="" exerting="" 20="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 25="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" greater="" than="" negligible="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" 50="" to="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 25="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly.="" very="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" in="" excess="" of="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 50="" pounds="" or="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly="" to="" move="" objects.="" working="" conditions:="" never="" extreme="" cold="" extreme="" heat="" heights="" confined="" spaces-cramped="" quarters="" (labeled)="" extreme="" noise="" (="" /> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle

Operates Heavy Equipment

Rarely

On Call

Occasionally

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Frequently

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Constantly

Rotates all shifts
8 hour shifts
10 - 12 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Head (hard hat)

Hearing

Hands

Feet, Toes

Occasionally

Body

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Eye

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Solvents

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Mists

Lasers

Rarely

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Frequently

Chemicals (direct use of)

Constantly

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

Blood and Body Fluids

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" physical="" demands:="" never="" climbing="" ladders="" kneeling="" rarely="" squatting="" (crouching)="" climbing="" stairs="" occasionally="" standing="" bending="" (stooping)="" sitting="" walking="" use="" of="" forceful="" hand="" grasp="" fine="" finger="" manipulation="" hand="" arm="" coordination="" pushing="" pulling="" frequently="" keyboard/computer="" operation="" sensory="" requirements:="" rarely="" feeling="" (sensation)="" frequently="" color="" vision="" constantly="" seeing="" near-with="" acuity="" over="" shoulder="" work:="" occasionally="" pulling="" or="" pushing="" objects="" overhead="" reaching="" above="" shoulder="" level="" lifting:="" floor="" to="" standing="" position:="" never="" 50="" pounds="" /> 50 pounds

Rarely
20 - 29 pounds
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never
30 - 49 pounds
50 pounds



50 pounds



Rarely
10 - 19 pounds
20 - 29 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never
20 - 29 pounds
30 - 49 pounds
50 pounds



50 pounds



Rarely
10 - 19 pounds


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