The Surgery Trauma Progressive Care Unit is the primary unit for trauma patients at VCU. We are the only Level I Trauma Center in the Richmond area certified by the American College of Surgeons. Our patients have sustained complex traumatic injuries such as gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, falls, and assaults. Grow your knowledge in the care of patients with chest tubes, tracheostomies, multiple drains, and complex wound care.
The Clinical Coordinator facilitates patient flow, coordinates activities and communication for the clinical area nursing unit during his/her assigned shift. This person serves as a resource and leader for patients, staff, health care providers, administration and other disciplines.
The Clinical Coordinator ensures that patient care is delivered to all patients in an efficient, caring and courteous manner.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience
Charge Nurse experience or supervisory experience
Academic Health Care experience
Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Diploma or Associates Degree from a professional nursing program recognized and/or approved by the corresponding state’s Board of Nursing.
All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an approved RN to BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.
Certification in specialty area. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Nursing from an accredited program
Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards.
All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
Organizes and plans work with input from the patient/family with specific outcomes and demonstrated use of sound clinical judgment and resources.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Organizes work and delegates and supervises others (RN’s, LPNs, Care Partners, Unit Secretaries, etc) in carrying out assignments
Additional position requirements:
Clinical Coordinators work designated shifts, days of the week, and/or holidays based on work area.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your supervisor.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet clinical care area unit requirements and/or as needed.
Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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