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Dublin South City
Overall Purpose of Job
Our client hospital provides exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all they do.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit. The Clinical Coordinator will work closely with the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Cardiology multidisciplinary team to deliver a high quality Cardiology Service.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
? Coordinate and direct the daily patient care operations of the unit.
? Analyse workloads and skill requirements to meet patient care needs.
? Assess staff competencies and makes patient care assignments.
? Delegate appropriate tasks to appropriate personnel, consistent with legal and professional guidelines and departmental standards.
? Maintain clear communications with the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs and incidents.
? Serve as a resource person on the unit.
? Assist with patient care as needed.
? Identify appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
? Perform related duties as required.
? Adhere to internal controls established for department.
? Perform related duties as required.
The post holder will be familiar with and adhere to The Professional Scope of Practice Framework (Nursing & Midwife Board 2000).
? The timely identification and communication of any issues to the Nurse Manager.
? Demonstrate a confidence & competence in all hospital policies and guidelines.
? Efficient recording of all necessary documentation.
? Effective management of complaints.
? Monitoring of all risk management processes.
? Maintaining an effective interdisciplinary communication processes.
? Efficient utilisation of pay and non-pay resources.
? Participate in all unit and hospital nursing communication processes.
? Responsible for assignment of patient load taking into account the skill mix of staff.
? Responsible for the direct and indirect patient care activities of Staff Nurses, HCA’s and unit receptionist.
The post holder will partake in the Total Quality Management processes thereby contributing to:
? The identification of quality, policy & guideline issues.
? The evaluation of current practices to best practice.
? The setting of standards utilising structure, process and outcome.
? All hospital, regional and national audit processes.
? The Hospital Wide Accreditation Cycle.
? Health Promotion initiatives.
Personal & Professional Responsibilities
The post holder is expected to
? Attend in a timely manner all mandatory education sessions.
? Maintain a professional portfolio.
? Ensure their professional and personal persona positively reflects the profession of nursing and the Hospital.
? Identify potential and beneficial topics for nursing research.
? Utilise all practical opportunities to educate the patient and their families.
? Attend appropriate study days & courses.
? Be a preceptor and or supervisor to students & newly appointed staff.
? Participate in their performance review with their Nurse Manager.
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager the post holder will:
? Develop teaching skills and participate in the planning implementation of orientation and teaching programmes for student nurses in the clinical setting.
? Provide feedback to Nurse Managers in the compilation of proficiency assessments for student nurses in the clinical setting.
? Contribute to the identification of training needs pertinent to the clinical area.
? Nursing & Midwife Board of Ireland (NMBI) Registered General Nurse license in good standing.
? Prefer to have relevant post graduate course. Willing to undertake post graduate course within 18months of commencement of clinical coordinator role.
? Two years’ clinical experience in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory preferred.
? Candidates must possess teaching abilities, leadership qualities, professional judgment, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and a sense of professional development.
? Must demonstrate multi-tasking ability.
? The employee, must speak, read and write grammatically correct English.
? Utilises effective time management
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Ref: BEACON CATH LAB