The RN Specialty Coordinator, Critical Care provides care and education for the critically ill patient based on their illness, symptoms, and courses of treatment. Manages individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. The RN Specialty Coordinator contributes to the department’s operational excellence by ensuring the nursing professionals deliver quality care that is evidence based nursing practice and in accordance with established policies and professional standards.
He/she is responsible for assisting with patient flow through the critical care units. Assures timely and safe transfer of patients and engages in decision making for bed assignment. The RN Specialty Coordinator provides relief to the critical care nurses as needed and will be assigned direct patient care as necessary. The RN Specialty Coordinator oversees the Critical Assessment Team (Rapid Response Team) initiative involving calls for critical assessments, stroke alerts, stemi alerts, sepsis alerts, and code blue calls. He/she provides initial and ongoing training of rapid response nurses and assigns team members to respond to emergency codes. The RN Specialty Coordinator is expected to follow up with patients, families and team members post emergency situation to ensure plan of care is implemented and to provide teaching as indicated. He/she also assists with scheduling; procuring needed equipment and supplies, trouble shooting, and in-service training as appropriate.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.