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Patient Care Coordinator 8878

Category:

RN  Opportunities

Department:

Nursing Administration

Primary Duties:

The Nursing/Patient Care Coordinator reports to the V.P. of Nursing. It is this individual’s responsibility to assure that holistic patient care is delivered, which is in compliance with standards of professional nursing practice in a safe, respectful, individualized manner. It is the Patient Care Coordinator’s responsibility to:

  • Leads and support change through role modeling behavior.
  • Creates a work environment that encourages and supports creativity and innovation.
  • Identifies and keeps up to date on key national and international policies and economic, political, and social trends that affect healthcare.
  • Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution whether it is patient, guest, or staff related.
  • Deals effectively with pressure; maintains focus and intensity while remaining optimistic and persistent, even under adverse conditions.
  • Effectively balances personal life and work.
  • Enables those they supervise to acquire the tools, experience, knowledge, support, and mentoring they need to perform well.
  • Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations through effective conflict resolution.
  • Values cultural diversity and other individual differences in the workforce and assures that employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; instills mutual trust and confidence by demonstrating honesty and trustworthiness.
  • Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and guiding staff.
  • Fosters team spirit, pride, and trust between co-workers, ancillary staff and leadership.
  • Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions; provides solutions to individual and organizational problems.
  • Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to patient care.
  • Assesses current and future staffing needs based on patient acuity, census, and skill level and experience of staff.
  • Influences, persuades others by building consensus through give and take; gains cooperation to accomplish goals; facilitates “win-win” situations.
  • Facilitates an open exchange of ideas through effective listening and fostering an atmosphere of open communication.

Education Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, 2 years acute hospital experience preferred. Current State of Illinois registered nurse license, current CPR certification; ACLS; PALS; NRP; TNS OR TNCC; ECRN and any other certification appropriate to specialty required.

Opportunity Type:

FULL-TIME

Shift:

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM x 2 shifts per week, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM x 1 shift per week

Schedule:

32 HRS/WK

Phone Contact:

815-664-1353

E-mail Contact:

mailto:cknudson@aboutsmh.org