The Clinical Coordinator RN is responsible for coordinating the clinical practice of staff and following up on areas of concern to assure holistic care is provided to each resident. Serves as liaison between resident, family, physician, and Loretto staff. Provides daily assessment of each resident and communicates changing needs to appropriate personnel. Serves as a liaison between clinic staff and reports to a Director of Site Operations, Program Director or Nurse Manager.
Directly oversees nursing care provided to patients or participants in a department, function or site. Assigns and directs staff’s daily work and all day to day activities. Follows up to ensure duties are carried out.
Functions as a staff RN when necessary. May support the Director of Site Operations, Program Director or Nurse Manager in providing adequate coverage of nursing personnel for vacations, absences, holidays, etc.
Facilitates communication of vital information to all staff as necessary; reviews changes/adjustments to schedule.
May work with a scheduler to ensure patients are scheduled/rescheduled for appointments and tests as necessary.
On a daily basis, reviews all required documentation for completion and accuracy.
Monitors and ensures the proper use of equipment in assigned area. Provides instruction or obtains maintenance and repairs as needed.
Monitors medication and other patient related errors. Takes action to minimize occurrence and follows up appropriately per policy and/or regulations.
Monitors follow through on provider’s verbal and written orders to ensure completion including lab work, consults, appointment scheduling, rescheduling and follow up etc.
In working with the team, ensures the unit is in compliance with NY State Department of Health regulations and in compliance with corporate and regulatory policies and procedures; addresses issues appropriately.
Orients and trains new clinical staff, ensuring all clinical and regulatory requirements are met and the orientation and competency paperwork has been completed.
Provides health training to participants, family and caregivers as required; assesses participant abilities and suggests interventions to maximize independence and quality of life.
Assists in data gathering for QA/QI reporting as required; assists in evaluation of QA/QI trends and participates in plan of correction development, implementation, and compliance rechecks.
Ensures environment is clean and safe for patients by conducting rounds. Initiates corrective actions as required. Assists in the monitoring of compliance with QA checks (refrigerator, code cart, etc.) and works with the nurse manager to ensure policy adherence.
Leads or participates in staff in-service and meetings; fulfills in-service requirements and oversees compliance of department, function or site staff in this regard.
Acts as primary liaison for team and contracted providers; provides direct input into patients’ care plans as appropriate, communicates changes for treatments/medication to interdisciplinary team and contracted providers and care givers as appropriate.
Completes own tasks promptly and ensures staff completes tasks in a timely manner.
Identifies systems/processes in need of improvement and makes recommendations to Director of Site Operations, Program Director or Nurse Manager.