Nurse Coordinator - Clinic-Onc-Bass Ctr (1.0 FTE, Days)
Company: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2021
Nursing Staff1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Day ShiftAt Stanford Children's
Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring.
That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough
discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our
caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art
facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's
Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on
our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one
child and family at a time.Nurse Coordinator describes a variety of
specialized nursing positions that provide assistance in planning,
coordinating, and delivering patient care for selected patient
populations across the continuum of care using the nursing process,
ensuring compliance with physician orders and established policies
and procedures. Nurse Coordinators provide coordination and care of
patients requiring assistance and support in accessing and managing
their health care needs (e.g., cardiac and cancer patients). They
collaborate with other health care providers to ensure continuity
of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services.
They will use performance improvement methodology to design data
collection systems / processes and identify opportunities to
improve care / service for patients. Responsibilities include
coordinating patient contact, patient education, and preparing
patients/families for procedures/tests in collaboration with the
health care team; collaborating with others to ensure continuity of
care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services;
identifying opportunities to improve patient care services;
assisting clinic management to identify and develop operational
needs for the clinic and to improve patient care services; and they
may provide direct patient care.Essential Functions
- Collaborates with inpatient and other Clinic staff to develop
informational/educational materials appropriate for the patient
population. Develops, plans, and evaluates workshops, staff
training/orientation and conferences. Assesses learning needs of
patient populations and develops curriculum accordingly.
Participates in formal and informal evaluation of staff
- Communicates with patients and their relatives to explain
diagnostic and therapeutic measures related to condition, provide
instruction, and promote participation in patient care.
- Coordinates activities of nursing staff with other personnel
and services engaged in caring for patients. Schedules physicians
to ensure efficient use of time. Develops and implements processes
/ procedures to promote effective and efficient use of resources.
Assists with implementation of new programs and assists with
efforts to promote the service to other health care professionals
and to the public.
- Coordinates and participates in the delivery of safe,
competent, compassionate age and specialty appropriate nursing care
to a specified patient popution. Serves as a liaison between groups
of providers and/or care settings to ensure continuity of patient
care. Facilitates access and communication when multiple services /
agencies are involved. Collaborates with case managers and others
to provide patient care. Serves as a consultant to nursing staffs,
medical staff, and other health care providers in care of the
specified patient population.
- Coordinates operations, develops and implements
process/procedures to promote effective and efficient use of
resources. Assists in implementation of new programs and assists
with efforts to promote the service to other health care
professionals and to the public.
- Demonstrates leadership by inspiring others to achieve their
best and acknowledging the positive contributions of staff in the
manner they wish to receive it. Promotes team building.
- Develops project plans including major tasks, resources and
time lines. Revises project plan when required and documents
progress of project. Provides pertinent information on projects to
key stakeholders and others.
- Establishes/interprets Standards of Care and protocols. Applies
organization's methodology to Performance Improvement projects.
Utilizes results of quality assurance and research to identify
opportunities for performance improvement. Keeps staff informed
about Clinic Performance Improvement and Service Improvement
- Identifies and defines problem situations considering all
perspectives in terms of scope and consequences. Develops ideas and
evaluates solutions to identified problems.
- Interprets and enforces Infection Prevention and Safety
policies. Reports unsafe conditions immediately.
- Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic
systems. Maintains confidentiality and documents clinical
information accurately and completely and within the specified
time. Designs system for data collection to be used for clinical or
operations performance measurements and/or research projects.
Prepare for patient visit by collecting test results, old records
and other reports and provides telephone triage for patient
- Maximizes productivity by focusing on goals, purpose and
priorities. Completes written reports and projects within
appropriate time frames. Reviews tasks, sets priorities, and
revises plans for effective time management.Minimum
QualificationsAny combination of education and experience that
would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities
as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is
qualifying.Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an
accredited college or universityExperience: Three (3) years of
progressively responsible and directly related work
experienceLicense/Certification: Current American Heart Association
(AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers, CA Registered Nurse (RN)Knowledge, Skills, and
- Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical,
psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver
and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance.
- Ability to apply a professional nursing code of ethics and
professional guidelines to clinical practice.
- Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of
- Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary,
modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual
- Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the
interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or
guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of
responsibility to ensure quality care.
- Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients
and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff
members and physicians.
- Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care
to all patients through the nursing process and standards of
nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of
- Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective
performance of the job.
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional
- Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices,
standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the
nursing profession, and the health care system, and the
responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.
- Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and
guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and
department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures
governing the provision of nursing care in the area of
- Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and
patient privacy rights.
- Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse
reactions.Equal Opportunity EmployerLucile Packard Children's
Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to
equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and
practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does
not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color,
sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national
or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical
condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or
the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members
of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with
criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized
assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where
applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance
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