Nov 29, 2021

Shift Coordinator-WIP Surgical Care Unit

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Shift Coordinator-WIP Surgical Care Unit - (2100028Q)


All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Shift Coordinator, on a shift to shift basis, will direct the activities of and/or participate as a member of the patient care delivery team. In collaboration with unit leadership, participate to plan, manage and evaluate unit-based clinical care and ensure continuity of care is maintained.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years Nursing experience (Required)
1 year Recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
The Shift Coordinator, will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC.
Displays strong leadership in a team environment through example.
Demonstrates initiatives and leadership through involvement in projects and committee work.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia .

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice/Research
  • Participate / support Shared Leadership.
  • Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  • Ensure nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
  • Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process.
  • Participate in community activities.
  • Assess and modify skill mix and staff levels using manager or clinical coordinator for complex issues.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cost containment strategies by efficiently planning staffing patterns, level and mix to meet patient care needs.
  • Ensure staff adherence to unit/hospital policies.
  • Effectively manage conflict resolution.
Patient Services
  • Continuously perform patient/family assessments as necessary to ensure needs are met.
  • Ensure patient/family educational needs are met.
  • Serve as consumer's advocate for patient/family concerns.
  • Utilize multidisciplinary approach to meeting patient care needs.
  • Function as a resource to plan patient discharge and all clinical issues.
Human Resources
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process for all staff.
  • Implement change with a positive impact.
  • Facilitate learning opportunities for all staff.
  • Provide performance feedback to all staff in a constructive, timely manner.
  • Lead by example to secure a team environment.
  • Initiative leadership through involvement in projects and committee work.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things
  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Nursing


: Patient ServicesRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: PT - Part-TimeShift: WeekendWork Schedule: D/N rotation; 12 hour shifts; every weekend

Job Posting

: Aug 23, 2021, 1:58:37 PM