The Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Procedural Services provides key administrative operational support to facilitate patient throughput. He/she is responsible for the coordination of patient flow within the Perioperative Units including: OR, CPC, PACU's, and White 13. He/she collaborates with Perioperative Nursing Leadership and the following departments: Admitting, Anesthesia, Capacity Management Team, Clinical Nursing Supervisors, and Inpatient Nursing Leadership to coordinate patient placement to promote surgical and procedural throughput and safe, quality placements for patients.
1.Triage Role- Acts as the central contact person in coordinating patient placement to and from the Operating Room and procedural areas to the PACU, CPC, White 13 and inpatient units.
Collaborates with Clinical Nursing Supervisors to facilitate admission from the Perioperative departments to critical care, intermediate care and general care units.
Communicates and collaborates with the Admitting Department to assess PACU capacity and facilitate admissions from the PACU to the inpatient units.
Provides an overview of perioperative capacity to the Capacity Management team, nursing, physician and administrative leadership.
Establishes and maintains consistent communication with Nursing Directors.
Collaborates with Perioperative Nursing and Anesthesia Leadership to identify mitigation strategies for excessive CPC/PACU capacity affecting Perioperative throughput.
Collaborates with the access nurses in the placement of clinical specialty patients (i.e. EP/Cardiac Cath patients, interventional radiology) in the PACU.
Anticipates/ proactively responds to capacity demands.
Collaborates with Nursing Leadership and Admitting when required to place patients in the PACU "off-service" to inpatient units.
Collaborates with Nursing Leadership of the PACU/CPC/OR to manage unit closures.
2.1 Functions within and across interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes coordination, mutual respect and timely response to the patient's health care needs.
2.2 Anticipates/proactively responds to capacity demands.
2.3 Collaborates with Triage Supervisors, Capacity Management team and Nursing Directors to identify efficient, effective and timely solutions to patient access/patient placement.
2.4 Facilitates huddles, promotes and models effective, respectful communication.
2.5 Utilizes a critical thinking approach to problem solve and make decisions.
2.6 Identifies and evaluates operational clinical needs and resolves concerns early.
2.7 Collaborates in the development of policies, systems, and procedures for capacity and throughput in the perioperative departments.
2.8 Communicates with the Associate Chief Nurse, Capacity Management team and the Perioperative
Administrator on Call as deemed necessary.
2.9 Maintains direct involvement in quality assurance/performance improvement activities concerning
Perioperative capacity and throughput.
2.10 Develops effective problem-solving strategies to address issues related to Perioperative capacity and throughput.
2.11 Demonstrates ability to analyze, synthesize and apply data to drive optimal care delivery and outcomes.
3.Patient Care Management
4.1 Identifies learning needs and goals and designs a plan to meet them.
4.2 Completes annual training requirements.
Requires strong clinical, communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with all professional and support staff. Decision making regarding patient placement in the perioperative setting for the pre and post-surgical and procedural patient population
Requires strong organizational and problem-solving/issue resolution skills.
Licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Bachelor's degree in nursing required.
Minimum of 5 years of clinical practice in PACU/Critical Care setting in an academic medical center.
40 hours (4-10 hours days Monday through Thursday 10am-8:30pm)
Partners Healthcare System