RN Clinical Coordinator - Transfer Center

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the coordination of patient wound, fistula and ostomy care while providing support and supervision to wound team personnel in the performance of their duties. The Clinical Coordinator is a clinical resource who ensures patients receive the highest quality care by serving as a professional role model, supervising the wound care team's daily operations assuring regulatory compliance and acting as a liaison between management and staff. The CC will provide direct patient care and assume on call responsibilities as determined by hospital needs. The Clinical Coordinator is instrumental in creating a positive public image and working environment. Demonstrates Duties and responsibilities of a Wound care Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities

The employee functions as a liaison and consultant for the Capacity Command Center during and throughout an assigned shift. The RN Access Coordinator facilitates communication between and among patient care providers, physicians, and support service associates. The RN Access Coordinator serves as a customer relation representative for all callers and collaborators. The RN Access Coordinator is an expert in patient movement logistics which includes but is not limited to coordinating hospital to hospital transfers & direct admits, appropriately bedding patients based on individualized patient needs, and dispatching resources such as Environmental Services to facilitate timely ready rooms. The RN uses clinical background, in collaboration with the physician, to connect the patient with the appropriate clinical resources and level of care. The RN Access Coordinator has a strong ability to utilize many different software applications whilst interacting with clinicians for clinical decision-making.

LEADERSHIP:
  • Understanding of the organizational structures of the unit, hospital and key departments is displayed.
  • Understanding of the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies and procedures, and unit protocol is demonstrated.
  • With guidance, hospital policies and procedures are interpreted to other staff members including legal implications.
  • Responsibility for patient/resident care is delegated and accepted.
  • Open lines of communication are maintained between staff and management and makes staff needs known to management.
  • Remains cognizant of staff morale, attempts to alleviate inter-staff tensions and when indicated, directs pertinent complaints to management.
  • Actively participating in problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution.
  • Maintaining a team environment that encourages retention, development of staff and patient satisfaction.
  • Facilitating the planning, implementation and evaluation of the orientation of the new employees.
  • Is aware of and supports effective use of staff.
  • Promoting economic and efficient use of resources.
  • Delegates tasks to appropriate levels.
  • Utilizes time management skills.
  • Constructive use of time on unit by staff is promoted and maintained.
  • Assuring availability and appropriate use of supplies.
  • Supplies are conserved.
  • Identifying the learning needs of the staff and facilitating methods to meet these needs.


Qualifications

Education: ASN required, BSN preferred. Nursing license required.

Experience: Clinical proficiency relevant to specific clinical area. Charge nurse experience preferred.