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RN: Nurse Coordinator - IV THERAPY Full Time; D/E

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

1. Clinical Practice1 .1 Manages incoming referrals, coordinates initial patient contact, and complies list of presented patientsin collaboration with attending physicians, fellows, and Advanced Practice Provider, (APP's).1 .2 - -Facilitates collaboration and a team approach in the development and implementation of each patients - - - - -plan of care.1 .3 Performs ongoing assessment and management of care.1 .4 Maintains ongoing communication with team members; in collaboration with the attending physicians - - - -and fellows conveys pertinent medical information to primary and referring physicians.1 .5 Supports patients in the ambulatory setting.1 .6 Assists with management and education related to devices, pleural drains, and dressings.1 .7 - Conveys information pertaining to hospital policy and procedure to resident staff faculty and other - - - -members of the service team.1 .8 Coaches patient/family through diagnostic and therapeutic experiences to minimize anxiety and ensure - - - -adherence to medical plan; provides warm handoffs as appropriate and maintains contact with - - - -patient/family and point of care managers as patients move along the continuum.1 .9 Responds to patient/family telephone contacts according to assessment findings, physician direction - - - -and/or established standards of care; prescription renewal or initiation requires a physician signature.1 .10 Functions as a clinical resource for staff and patients.1 .11 Assumes all other duties as requested.1 .12 Data collection and analysis for IV related data, blood transfusions and central line care1 .13 CLABSI education and prevention. Involvement in nurse shared leadership council.2. Clinical Program2 .1 Assists in the coordination of the IV and PICC program.2 .2 Interacts with internal and external contacts regarding the clinical program.2 .3 As requested, communicates results with patients and referring physicians.2 .4 Responds to patient questions and telephone inquiries.2 .5 Provides education and instructions to patients and families as appropriate.2 .6 Follows program guidelines related to triaging, scheduling, patient calls, and follow up.2 .7 - As requested, assists with scheduling and coordination of diagnostic testing, consultations, andprocedures.2 .8 Facilitates the integration of documentation and information systems.2 .9 Serves as the primary contact for patients and families.2 .10 Coordinates care of multiple providers across the continuum of care.2 .11 Improves patient preparedness for care/treatment through education and psychosocial support.2 .12 Facilitates interactions between patients, their physicians, and referrals as appropriate.2 .13 Assists in the development of appropriate educational materials and program monitoring to promote - - - - coordination of care and patient satisfaction.2 .14 Assists the clinical and leadership team with program development, expansion, and successful - - - - -achievement of programmatic goals.3. Patient Safety, Quality, and Research3 .1 Creates and supports a culture and environment of safety.3 .2 Role models service excellence CHAMP behaviors, identifies and takes action to resolve demonstrated - - - -discrepancies; manages patient complaints in a timely manner and in collaboration with Patient - - - -Relations, Program Manager, and Medical Director. Accurately identifies, and as appropriate follows up - - - - on complex issues with Manager and Medical Director.3 .3 Participates in and/or facilitates safety and quality improvement efforts3 .4 Fosters academic and clinical investigation through participation in research projects in the specialty - - - practice area and related fields of study. Participates in literature review, data collection and data entry.4. Professional Development and Education4.1 Participates in enhancing the professional development of the nursing staff and other health care - - -providers involved in the care of IV patients.4 .2 Assesses educational needs of staff and provides in-service education as required.4.3 Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Specialists and nursing staff on the development of Patient Care - - Standards and Clinical Pathways related to the care of IV patients.4 .4 Collaborates with the nurse in assessing the learning needs of patients and their families; provides - - - -education and support as appropriate.4 .5 Provides information to patients and families pertaining to disease processes and/or procedures; - - - -develops teaching tools as required.4 .6 Provides patient/family instruction related to disease, treatment, potential adverse effects, symptom - - -identification and management.4 .7 Functions as a resource to staff nurses and other health care members providing education and clinical - - support.4.8 Collaborates with physicians and nursing on the development of disease specific patient care standards - - -and protocols. -

EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. Connecticut RN licenseEXPERIENCE(number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):A minimum of three (3) years' experience in IV therapy; PICC preferred. Certification also preferred.SPECIAL SKILLS:Knowledge of IV access physiology and disease processes. Excellent collaborative, communication, andinterpersonal skills required. Ability to triage non-urgent and emergent situations.ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, orother areas of accountability):Understands the importance of careful and thoughtful follow through on issues related to IV therapy and PICC care. .The coordinator is accountable for collaboration and consultation with the program 's faculty, providers, and clinicalstaff. Is responsible for the ongoing education and support of patients and families that receive care through the IVteam.COMPLEXITY(describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factorsinherent in the responsibilities of this position):In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the rightthing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).Demonstrates exceptional critical thinking skills, independent decision making, and problem solving. Exercisesindependent judgment in determining needs of patients and families receiving care through the IV and PICC teamprogram.LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:RN license in the State of Connecticut
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Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich , RN: Nurse Coordinator - IV THERAPY Full Time; D/E, Healthcare , Greenwich, Connecticut

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