Provides competent, compassionate patient- and family-centered nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of the nursing process and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Identifies, facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients.
Coordinates the patient/procedure schedule to effectively utilize resources inclusive of staff, material, and fiscal resources.
Develops, implements, and monitors compliance of standard of practice for patient care.
Provides input to management in preparation and justification of annual operating and capital budget requests. This input will be based on physician/nurse dialogues, plans for new, or revision of existing programs, and departmental policies and organizational goals.
Assigns nursing personnel on a daily basis within the team. Collaborates with other Specialty Coordinators to ensure adequate coverage for patient care.
Coordinates, conducts, and assures the orientation of team members to the cluster. Identifies team learning needs. Collaborates with educators and management to develop and implement plans to meet those needs.
Contributes to the continuous quality improvement process of the Department. Coordinates the quality improvement efforts of the team, including patient care reviews.
Demonstrates effective leadership in implementing and maintaining the team model.
Establishes direct and open communication patterns within the team. Develops beginning group problem solving skills.
Coordinates team members in revising and maintaining surgeon's preference cards, instrument books, nursing care plans, and technical procedure manuals.
Establishes and maintains professional rapport with Medical Staff, Section Chief, and Department Chairperson. Communicates clearly, accurately, and effectively through attendance at section meetings, and through the use of written and verbal skills.
Accepts responsibilities for professional growth.
Completes Associate assessments in a timely fashion. Resolves issues, assists in coordinating Associate concerns and/or administering discipline, under the direction of management.
Performs any other duties as assigned.