A highly skilled registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center who is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the critically ill patient and trauma patient. Responsible for responding to trauma alerts within the Emergency Department (ED) as well as assisting trauma surgeons at patient's bedside in ICU, OR, IMCU and med/surg floors with resuscitation, procedures, interventions, treatments, etc.
Responds to in house codes, Rapid Response Alerts, Code Strokes, Code STEMI's and assists with transferring critically ill patients to the ICU. Responsible for rapidly triaging patients to determine treatment options. Coordinate with physicians on plan of care in an attempt to facilitate care and decrease inhouse codes. Responsible for daily rounds with the Trauma Team.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Three to Five years of nursing experience, with two years of adult ICU or adult ED nursing experience. Completion of Trauma Nurse (Red/Grey Shirt) training program including preceptorship and credentialing within three months of hire.
Previous case management, quality improvement and/or discharge planning experience.
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) certification Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license.
However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor. Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) instructor or Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) instructor. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructor Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor Department
The position of Clinical Coordinator - Critical Care (aka; Red Shirt/Grey Shirt) is to provide clinical expertise and continuity of care for critically ill and trauma patients. This position requires a highly skilled, experienced and qualified nurse with emergency and critical care experience to manage patients in a variety of situations and environments.
He/she collaborates with the physicians to organize care delivery and to facilitate the flow of the patient through the system. Provides input in the development of standardized procedures and guidelines designed to improve patient care and outcomes. Assist the Trauma Program Manager and Inpatient Nursing Administrator to meet the health system goals and objectives.
He/She must possess a thorough knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills, organizational functions, policies and regulations, current trends and new developments. He/She must be flexible and willing to take on new tasks and participate in new projects. They will be called upon by the Bed Czar to assist with critically ill patients holding for ICU beds.
Plays a vital part in unique research projects by screening patients, talking with families, and gathering daily information. He/She is expected to participate in educational projects, i.e. inservices with nursing staff, ACLS/TNCC/BLS/ annual credentialing, ATLS, etc. He/She must be willing to participate in injury prevention efforts coordinated through the Trauma Program and will be alert to high risk behaviors such as drinking and driving, riding a motorcycle or ATV without a helmet, and trying to beat red lights.
He/She will collaborate with the Trauma Registrar and Trauma Program Manager to extract data regarding high risk behaviors and incorporate this data into the TIP program. He/She must take on many roles; ICU nurse, ED nurse, floor nurse, OR nurse, patient representative, grief counselor, physician liaison, case manager, educator, etc. Flexibility is required as he/she will be asked to care for patients in extreme distress as part of the Code Team, Rapid Response Team, Stroke Team, etc.