HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Coord Clinical Nurse (Neuro Ortho) in Nashville, Tennessee

TriStar Skyline Medical Center is Tennessee's first comprehensive stroke center and a national leader in neuroscience. The facility is equipped with 233 beds and offers a full array of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics/spine, rehabilitation and emergency services. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, TriStar Skyline is a leading provider of emergency heart care. There are more than 400 physicians on staff, many of whom have offices located right next door in the TriStar Skyline Medical Plaza.

Position Summary : Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Excellence, the Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) primarily serves as a frontline resource for staff to ensure that our patients receive current evidence-based quality care. To accomplish this they are responsible for concurrent staff education and training competencies as well as annual competency review at the bedside. They shall facilitate communication between patients, families and staff using our ICARE values while communicating with customer service skills. Areas of focus include: Clinical Care, Outcomes Performance, Patient Advocacy, Staff Development, Information Management, Risk Analysis, Team Building, and Professional Citizenship. The CNC must exhibit the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

Position Responsibilities : * Serves as a clinical resource. Provides/Assists in direct care when appropriate to complex patients. Consults with physicians and other healthcare providers to communicate patient progress.

  • Promotes and holds all staff accountable for positive customer service behaviors (HCAHPS). Collaborates with staff, physicians, patients, and families to promote a positive patient experience.

  • Leads and participates with the interdisciplinary team in planning delivery and evaluation of patient-focused care. Participates in interdisciplinary rounds. Ensures that individualized patient goals are agreed upon between patient, family and caregiver involvement.

  • Engages staff through clinical rounds, review patients’ progression of care and promote positive patient experience.

  • Provides formal and informal education opportunities on the unit to improve clinical skills of all staff. Disseminates and coaches staff to implement latest evidence-based practices.

  • Delegates, supervises and evaluates nursing care provided by others while retaining accountability for the quality of care provided on unit.

  • Mentors and supports onboarding of new staff through the preceptor program. Consciously provides opportunities for less experienced nursing staff to observe and participate in physical assessment, data review and evaluation of outcomes.

  • May carry a caseload of patients dependent upon the setting and nature of patients in order to ensure we maintain the flexibility to meet the needs of our patients.

  • Collects unit data on patient outcomes i.e. pressure ulcers, medication errors, falls, risk reduction strategies, etc. Communicates patient care needs, outcome measures and opportunities for improvement to staff. Conducts unit-based performance improvement initiatives.

  • Serves as a representative on hospital quality committees and workgroups. Provides inputs as committee member or clinician to patient education material development.

  • Creates or coordinates the development of patient educational pathways and patient educational material. Promotes understanding of illness, hospitalization, discharge and self-care concepts.

  • Assists and coordinates annual competencies. Provides input to nursing leadership on the evaluation and competency of nursing staff.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment, and care of patients appropriate to ages of patients served.

    Qualifications :

  • Current state license in Tennessee or appropriate compact state

  • BSN and MSN preferred

  • Minimum of 2-4 years experience Medical Surgical.

  • Previous leadership experience preferred.

  • BLS and ACLS.(PALS as appropriate)

  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills.

  • Certifications in specialty areas.

Title: Coord Clinical Nurse (Neuro Ortho)

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Skyline Medical Center

Requisition ID: 06020-58940