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OP Nurse Coordinator I

  • Job ID: 383007236
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight shifts Monday - Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 64851 POP28 Thoracic Surgery
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.42 to $44.67 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring Nurse Coordinator for the Thoracis Surgery Team located at UPMC Mercy. This role is Monday - Friday daylight shifts. The Professional Nurse Coordinator is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the care of the patient in a global view, accountable for multiple aspects of the patient care package even when patient contact is minimized. The Professional Nurse Coordinator uses independent judgment and continued communication with the patient, family, physician and community resources to assist the patient in attaining a measure of outpatient health. The Professional Nurse Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in practice-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. Provides oversight and supervision to the overall practice environment, assisting all other disciplines and directing clinical/administrative activity as need arises. Demonstrates leadership capabilities with new nursing staff, patient information coordinators, medical assistants, and office assistant staff in the daily management of the patient process.
  • Formulates goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physician. Assist physician with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation, and education. Provides care for patients in a global, holistic method-responsibility for the patient is viewed in a continual manner, not simply at the time of office/procedural visit. Accountable for outpatient treatment follow up necessary for patient to maintain health in between outpatient visits. Serves as primary nursing resource to patient caseload. Facilitates necessary services outside of the healthcare facility, interacts with homecare and other support services.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace. Assists the departmental manager (Practice Coordinator or Practice Manager) in patient care planning, operations, and innovations.
  • Manage heavy volume of patient calls, assess issues, reorder prescriptions if appropriate and triage calls as needed. Address home care, wound care, diet questions and medical questions. Complete all forms in a timely manner.
  • Attend all expanded hour clinics, meet with patients, discuss surgery dates and schedule patients for preoperative testing
  • Review final radiology reports for all surgical patients prior to OR and clinic patients after clinic visit. Report and discuss abnormalities with mid-level provider and/or attending physician. Arrange additional testing/ consults as needed
  • Coordinate patient care from preoperative evaluation through surgery and postoperative follow-up.
  • Review all surgical patient charts for abnormalities and schedule additional diagnostic testing and/or consultations as indicated by either a Mid-Level Practitioner and/or Attending Physician.
  • Provide cross coverage for team members during scheduled days off, vacations, illnesses, etc.

Qualifications

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients' requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures
  • Minimum 3 years nursing experience
  • BSN preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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