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Weekend Clinical Coordinator VNA Hospice

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. JOB SUMMARY . The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for maintaining clinical practice standards, utilizing and promoting evidence based practice and guiding the VNA interdisciplinary team. Acts as a staff resource and liaison to facilitate staff development. Works collaboratively with Patient Care Manager to maintain standards of professional nursing practice. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position . WORK PERFORMED JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Demonstrates expertise in areas of clinical practice. - Supports Patient care Manager in maintaining and supervising daily operations, clinical oversight, training and competency. - Assists Patient Care Manager in developing, evaluating and adjusting current and future staffing based upon patient care needs; initiates adjustments as needed. - Uses Nursing Process as framework for patient care delivery. - Acts as a liaison between interdisciplinary team to facilitate optimal case management and discharge planning. - Assigns responsibility for patient care. - Assists with staff education activities (i.e. orientation, competency, skill reviews, mandatory in servicing, and evaluation of student clinical placements.) - Provides input to annual performance reviews of assigned staff. - Maintains awareness of unit budget. - Consistently fosters a positive work environment. - Takes active role in program performance improvement initiatives. - Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs. - Participates in identifying departmental needs and supports departmental goals and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Program. - Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers. - Complies with established chain of command for work-related problems. - Assists with maintenance of departmental records for administrative and regulatory issues. - Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/Entity as well as the proper release of information - Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. - Demonstrates/models the Networks Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). - Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. - Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. - Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. - Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated OTHER FUNCTIONS: - Other related duties as assigned. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands: Heavy Work Exertional activity - Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs - Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs - Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day Nonexertional activity - Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) required frequently - Handling (grasping) required frequently - Fingering (fine manipulation) required only occasionally Important: The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary work. Good physical and mental health. Neat, clean, free from body odors, conforms to the uniform code. Constant standing and walking during work periods. Turning, stooping, bending, climbing, stretching and lifting in the provision of nursing care Finger and hand dexterity necessary to handle delicate instruments and other equipment Visual and auditory acuity required to provide comprehensive nursing care. Environmental Conditions: Inside Office environment and patient homes Outside - Traveling to cases and/or clinics in extreme cold and heat, wet and/or humid conditions, snow, ice and/or fog Hazards - Exposure to contagious disease road and driving domestic pets POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator. SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Gloves, gown, mask, goggles MOST COMPLEX DUTY: - Coordination of care utilizing critical thinking skills . SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Supervised by the Patient Care Manager Provides supervisions for the department based team. COMMUNICATIONS: Must be able to communicate with other departments, patients, families, the community and medical staff. QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program. Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or seeking licensure through endorsement. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Two years experience in home health or hospice. Evidence of successful completion of BLS. WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time preferred. Must be able to work flexible hours on all shifts to meet position requirements. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Weekend Clinical Coordinator VNA Hospice, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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