As a Central Staffing Coordinator, you will:
· Assist in coordinating the schedules and assignments of nursing staff, including per diem/float pool and regular personnel on units and Central Staffing Office Drivers.
· Follow Clinical Services policies and practices to make staffing adjustments in response to employee call outs and changes in staffing needs.
· Delegate duties and communicates staffing changes, either directly or through Central Staffing Assistants.
· Make staffing decisions based on specified polices/practices, which include consideration of the planned staffing guidelines for units; unit acuity and needs specific to the shift; knowledge, skills and competencies of staff; and unit staffing budgets.
· Maintain documentation of unit staffing changes and patterns; compiles data for reports as needed.
· Prepare and modify nursing schedules as needed.
· Administer on-call rotation for after-hours call-outs and scheduling changes.
· Orient and train new department and nurse managers/unit staff to central staffing policies and practices.
· High school diploma and 2-3 years' administrative/clinical work experience in a clinical setting, including at least one year of staffing experience.
· Understanding of patient acuity and staffing needs to address it
· Hours of care standards
· Experience with clinical/administrative policy administration
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to perform arithmetic computation and maintain accurate data
· Ability to manage a high call volume
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
· Effective interpersonal skills to efficiently collect critical information for recommending changes in nursing staff schedules; to interact effectively with nursing management and staff at all levels; and to clearly communicate staffing changes (51-80% of work time).
· Problem-solving abilities sufficient to effectively follow established policy that requires multiple considerations: patient acuity, use of qualified staff, most efficient use of resources, and fair treatment of employees.
· Constant (more than 80% of work time) adaptation to multiple demands for the individual's time and energy and produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue.