Jan 26, 2023

Clinical Coordinator - Medical Respiratory ICU Night Shift

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond is the health hub of an amazing community. As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer access to the most advanced treatments and technologies in the area. Our physicians, nurses, and staff are committed to providing exceptional care. We are the only comprehensive Level I trauma center in Virginia verified in adult, pediatric, and burn trauma care.
From our very first years to our most recent advancements, we are driven to learn more, dig deeper, teach passionately and never rest. We are inventing better care, one discovery at a time.

Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
Located in Critical Care Hospital - 4th floor

• 28-bed adult ICU, caring for complex medical and pulmonary patients, including post-codes, sepsis, GI bleeds, DKA, renal and liver failure, and those requiring various bedside procedures and advanced pulmonary and invasive interventions
• Nurse-to-patient ratios are 1:1 and 1:2, with charge nurse, unlicensed assistive personnel and unit secretary support 24/7

Our Medicine Units:
• Practice evidence-based care for patients with complex medical and surgical diagnoses
• Serve patients through the continuum of care
• Provide 24-hour accessibility to hospitalists and teaching physician services
• Offer access to multiple Watson rooms, a unique space for team members to practice mindfulness
• Create a supportive and nurturing environment for experienced and new graduate nurses with an emphasis on work-life balance
• Promote nursing autonomy, professional development and advancement
• Deliver exceptional care through Interprofessional collaboration

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

Experience REQUIRED:
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience
Charge Nurse experience or supervisory experience

Experience PREFERRED:
Academic Health Care experience
Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
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.

Education/training PREFERRED:
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

Workday Night (United States of America)

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