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Labor & Delivery - Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Company: Community Medical Center
Location: Clinton
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

This is a full time (0.6 - 0.8 Status), day shift Clinical Nurse Coordinator position in the Labor & Delivery Department.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Clinical Nurse Coordinator is a competent professional nurse who possesses advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in management and leadership as well as in the teaching-learning process. Under the supervision of the Department Director, the Clinical Nurse Coordinator manages day to day functions of the unit including scheduling, delegation of tasks, policy management, and education (in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Educator). The role includes responsibilities for the functional area of patient care services and that of a resource person, consultant, collaborator, facilitator-instructor, role model, and evaluator. This individual assists in communication of organizational and division-level vision and goals, educates a team of skilled staff, and ensures cost effective and efficient use of allocated resources for optimum outcomes.
The Clinical Coordinator is accountable for compliance with the Montana Nurse Practice Act, Nursing Code of Ethics, and all other applicable regulatory standards.
PRIMARY (ESSENTIAL) DUTIES


  • Knowledgeable in leadership and management principles and is able to readily apply those to the day-to-day operations of the assigned department, to include staffing, scheduling, accurate time keeping, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assists the Clinical Nurse Educator with needs assessments, gap analyses, planning, implementation, and evaluation of learning activities. Participates in designated departments' briefs, huddles, and debriefs as applicable and appropriate.
  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, develops, and evaluates appropriate competency-based orientation and continuing education programs that will enhance the knowledge base and skill levels of orientees and experienced clinical care providers in the adult women's/newborns care practice areas. Rounds in departments to ensure education outcomes are achieved.
  • Maintains clinical expertise through hands-on, in-unit demonstrations of skills and competencies and maintaining knowledge currency of women/newborns evidence-based practice. Meets the job requirements of the Clinical Practice RN. -
  • Maintains a mechanism for staff members on all shifts to solicit assistance for problem solving patient care issues through in-house resources, on-line learning and nurse practice resources, and other appropriate mechanisms of communications.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and rapport with Medical Staff members in a manner that is receptive to their needs and concerns, thus providing for collaborative working relationships, especially as pertains to staff development. Encourages and seeks out the assistance of the Medical Staff in participating with educational endeavors for staff members.
  • Participates in hospital committees as assigned.
  • Actively participates in continuing education. Participates in required certifications (ie. BLS) applicable to assigned department. Demonstrates high level computer skills for research, utilizes the learning management system, and maintains proficiency of the electronic medical record. Assists the Department Director in maintaining currency of department-level policies.
  • Maintains membership in appropriate/applicable professional organizations as well as networks with peers to keep abreast of the current professional practice and quality-driven environment as it affects clinicians and the Medical Center.
  • Utilizes quality data to identify and define concerns/problems and develops appropriate in-services or continuing education programs to address. Collaborates with IT and Quality professionals to assure nursing documentation systems lend to evidence-based best practices.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, complies with the policies and procedures of the Medical Center and the Division of Nursing, and demonstrates a commitment to the key values and philosophy of the hospital.
  • Promotes evidence-based nursing practice, which is grounded in the organization's nursing philosophy, involves the patient and caregivers/significant others with respect to their values, cultural differences, preferences and expressed needs.
  • Functions as the department leader in the absence of the Director.
  • The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
    Maintains availability as a resource person to the director as well as staff. Maintains effective and open communications and acts as a liaison with regard to educational and professional practice activities of assigned departments and the Medical Center. - Maintains open lines of communications with the medical staff and other health professionals.
    DEPARTMENT RELATIONSHIPS
    This position reports directly to the Department Director. Collaborates closely with the Clinical Nurse Educator to meet organizational learning needs.
    EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree in nursing required.
    • Master's degree in nursing or education preferred.
    • RN Licensed to practice in the State of Montana.
    • NCC clinical specialty certification preferred, if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 3 years of hire.
    • BLS and NRP required.
    • Persons not meeting the requirements will be evaluated for eligibility on an individual basis.

      PUBLIC CONTACT
      Demonstrates a commitment to the hospital's mission, vision, and values.
      WORKING CONDITIONS
      Medium workload, frequent standing/walking. - Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of the RN job description.

      • Maybe exposed to loud noises.
      • May be exposed to blood and body fluids, including those with tuberculosis, HIV positive, hepatitis, body infestations and cytotoxic agents.
      • Must be able to work under stressful conditions which may occur in emergency situations or with a heavy workload.

        Weekend Requirements: -Per department needs.
        Work - Life Balance
        Benefits Summary:

        • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits
        • 401K w/ Match
        • Health Insurance
        • Life Insurance
        • Dental Insurance
        • Vision Insurance
        • Disability Insurance
        • Employee Wellness Programs
        • Employee Discounts
        • Health Savings Account w/ Match
        • Flexible Spending Account
        • Identity Protection

          Generous Education Benefits that include:

          • Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to pursue your education goals.
          • Student Loan Repayment for your prior education expenses.
          • Continuing Education benefits that cover qualifying education programs.

            Culture & Perks
            Community Medical Center is a licensed 150 bed hospital comprising adult and pediatric health care delivery systems and is part of Lifepoint Health and Billings Clinic. Our Guiding Principles and Core Values are:
            Employees at Community Medical Center embrace our vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians and providers want to practice, and employees want to work. - We do this through living our core values and using them as a foundation for our behaviors, decisions, and guiding us into the future.

            • Champion Patient Care -- Demonstrate unwavering passion for delivering high-quality patient care by supporting and adhering to all policy, compliance, and regulatory requirements and understanding how your role directly supports and impacts patient care, resulting in the best outcomes.
            • Do the Right Thing -- Act with integrity and honesty in every decision, taking accountability for your role and actions.
            • Embrace Individuality -- Appreciate and draw upon the diverse skills and perspectives of all people, actively listening to understand and seeking common ground with peers, patients, and families.
            • Act With Kindness -- Act with humility, compassion, and empathy, lifting others by making every moment matter through meaningful recognition and feedback.
            • Make a Difference Together -- Celebrate the success of building strong relationships and fostering trust through collaborative teamwork that produces innovative solutions.

              -Community Medical Center - Leading the Way in Patient Care

              • We are proud to be the only hospital in Montana to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care; to have Western Montana's only Chest Pain Accreditation, and our Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer in advanced clinical care, scientific research, and technological inventions. We have also been named the #1 Rehab Hospital in Montana by U.S. News & World Report, ranking care of patients recovering from events such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and severe burns.


                • Lifepoint Health is among "America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity" for 2024. Lifepoint earned a full five-star rating by Newsweek on the list of large companies "recognized by their employees for genuinely respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life." This is an incredibly meaningful recognition for our organization that shines a light on all of our core values - especially Embrace Individuality.

                  For more information about Community Medical Center, please call (406) 728-4100 or visit: -
                  For more information about Lifepoint Health, visit: -
                  Missoula Welcomes You Home

                  • -CMC is located on a 45-acre campus in Missoula, Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Our diverse community serves as western Montana's hub for education and healthcare and offers the perfect blend of four-season outdoor recreation, small town charm and big city amenities.
                  • Missoula has been named #1 for "fun" for young adults by Smart Asset, the personal finance website, that compiles U.S. Census data and Missoula ranks second in the country for the number of entertainment venues per capita and is close behind when it comes to restaurants and bars. On any given day you can enjoy one of Missoula's concert venues, restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, ski resorts, and more!

                    For more information about living in the great community that makes us Missoula, please visit: -
                    Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the responsibilities, assigned with or without notice.
                    COVID-19 Update:
                    Community Medical Center is hiring top talent, but we also have a mission of Making Communities Healthier, which means keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our conditions of employment to include COVID-19 vaccination unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved.
                    This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing according to MT Law -39-2-205-39-2-211.

Keywords: Community Medical Center, Missoula , Labor & Delivery - Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Healthcare , Clinton, Montana

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