Nursing Administration - RN Sepsis Coordinator, Decatur

Location
Decatur, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with Experience + Benefits
Posted
Jan 29, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • The Sepsis Coordinator is a health care professional who works in collaboration with the medical and hospital staff to provide multidisciplinary care to the septic patient. The Coordinator provides clinical, professional expertise for patients, families, and staff members. The Coordinator also functions as an educator and coordinates care in critical care / sepsis patient care management, ensuring optimal patient care management and outcomes. The Coordinator will collect and analyze data surrounding the sepsis patient to assist with documentation, coding, clinical care, and outcomes. Facilitates development and refines the sepsis protocol to become the standard of care within the facility, while providing and participating in the quality improvement process. Collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve productive movement of the best practices within the organization. Additionally, assists with education, data collection and data submission as related to Quality/Risk/Infection Prevention initiatives, as well as clinical projects and processes as assigned.   Also, carries out other duties as assigned. Must exercise safe clinical judgments according to the standards of nursing practice and Nurse Practice Act.  These functions are carried out according to Wise Health System policy, mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing.

 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Operationally, reports to the Nursing Services Coordinator and Administratively to the Chief Nursing Officer.

 
REQUIREMENTS:   

  • 1) Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Texas   
  • 2) 1-2 years recent clinical experience preferred.    
  • 3) BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.  
  • 4) Advanced specialty certification preferred. 

 
Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS) required for the job).
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must able to, with adequate help, transport and transfer all patients within Departments, as necessary.

 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:

  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job.  Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.

 
EMPLOYEE STATUS: 

  • Non-exempt hourly

 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.

 

EOE