WellStar Health Systems RN Coordinator of Patient Flow - Emergency Room in douglasville, Georgia
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The RN Coordinator of Patient Flow in the Emergency Department at Douglas is a registered professional nurse who functions under the direction of the E.D. Clinical Nurse Manager or the Assistant Nurse Manager and is responsible for shift operations which includes: lead staffing, patient flow activities and services, patient care for a department within the nursing division of WellStar. Has responsibility for implementing standards of practice, interpreting system and department policies and procedures, and ensuring quality patient care and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Is responsible for the efficiency and safety of patient flow through the Emergency Department (adult, pediatric, fast track, triage, behavioral health). Responsible for monitoring and maintaining sound financial performance, staff efficiency and productivity, materials and supplies management, patient/customer satisfaction and appropriate reporting. Responsible for coordinating department functions with the operations of other hospital departments to maximize patient flow and inter-departmental efficiency. Managing physician efficiency and flow and physician relationships. Contributes to team retention and promote and environment of trust as well as a leadership sponsor of E.D. patient throughput metrics.
Based on expanded educational knowledge, clinical expertise and experience, he/she is responsible for the safe delivery of care that adjusts to needs of the patient while considering population, age and cultural diversity. These competent nursing care practices address the biological, developmental, psychosocial, cultural and clinical needs of the patient, family member and support system. Contributes to the vision of Emergency Services, the strategic planning process, and department goals by leading and prioritizing operations to fulfill the mission, vision and strategic goals. Is responsible for employee development as it relates to critical thinking skills interfaced with patient flow principles and patient safety with an emphasis on evidence-based practice supported by the Shared Decision Making Model.
Required Minimum Education : Minimum of an Associate’s degree in nursing, Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
Required Minimum Certification : Georgia RN license required. TNCC and ENPC required or obtained within 6 months of hire.
Required Minimum Experience : Minimum of 3 year of nursing practice in an Emergency Department.
Required Minimum Skills : Strong interpersonal, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Works well with others including providers from a collaborative, team-focused, patient centered perspective. Communicates effectively both or. ally and in written form with all levels of internal and external resources. Analytical skills necessary to solve technical, clinical and managerial challenges. Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure competence and credibility to lead others.
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Department Emergency Department
Facility WellStar Douglas Hospital
Category Nursing: Direct Care