The House Nurse Coordinator is accountable for the management of nursing services on a given shift under the guidance of the Director of Nursing Services in order to provide safe, effective and efficient nursing care.
Manage nursing services on the assigned shift in an efficient manner by planning, organizing and controlling all activities of the department(s).
Implement, interpret and enforce work standards and procedures on the assigned shift that are in compliance with hospital policies, governmental regulations and various regulatory agency requirements. Serve as a role model for nursing staff by complying with established policies and procedures.
Implement total quality management concepts into nursing service operations.
Use the concepts of total quality management to evaluate the effectiveness of shift operations, make changes or recommendations for changes as indicated and assure that the appropriate staff and supplies are available to patients when needed.
Determine the placement of patients according to nursing care needs and coordinate the transfer of patients or equipment in accordance with hospital policy.
Coordinate the solution of interdepartmental problems with the appropriate management and administrative personnel.
Provide direct patient care when higher levels of skill and judgement are required. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
Relieve the Director of Nursing as required.
Function as house supervisor as required.
May work off shifts, weekends and holidays, be on-call and work more than standard hours.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the field so they may recommend new services, products and equipment. Continue professional development by attending education programs designed for nursing leaders.
Interview, select, evaluate, discipline and terminate personnel or recommend such action as necessary. Assure that employees receive orientation and required in-service training and that they maintain required licensure or certification.
Reassign nursing staff in accordance with the results of the patient classification system.
Adhere to the infection control policies and procedures of the hospital.
Serve on hospital and nursing committees as required.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an approved school of nursing and current non-limited licensure in state.
Minimum of three (3) years experience and demonstrated management and clinical skills
POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess the physical ability needed to exert 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 constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.
Accountable for the safe, efficient and effective operation of all nursing service units during assigned shifts.
Accountable for the implementation, interpretation and enforcement of work standards and procedures and standards of nursing practice during the assigned shift.
Accountable for maintaining effective communication with department heads, hospital personnel, patients, physicians, visitors and the public in order to solve interdepartmental problems.
Accountable for the implementation of total quality management concepts in the unit.
Accountable for providing direct patient care and relief for the Director of Nursing, as necessary.