Lexington Medical Center
Published
April 12, 2022
Location
United States
Category
Other  
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

Provides operational shift oversight, delegates care to staff and facilitates timely patient admission, transfer, and discharge. Provides ongoing leadership, support, and guidance to all staff and presents a positive image and attitude. Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process and collaborating with other healthcare team members. Uses a systematic critical-thinking approach to guide data gathering, assessment, nursing judgment, intervention, and evaluation of human responses to actual and potential health problems through activities such as health teaching and the provision of care, supportive and restorative care, and or support of a peaceful death. All responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the mission, vision, strategic imperatives, and standards of Lexington Medical Center (LMC), American Nurses Association Standards, and in accordance with the provisions/statues set forth by the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act.

Minimum Qualifications 

Minimum Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Minimum Years of Experience: 2 Years of experience in areas of specialty within the past 5 years
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): Consideration will be given to those with an ADN or Diploma nursing degree who are presently enrolled in an RN to BS in Nursing or RN to MS in nursing program with the expectation that the degree is completed within 12 months of hire/promotion into the Clinical Coordinator role.
Required Certifications/Licensure: National nursing certification in the specialty at the time of hire/promotion or must obtain within 6 months of hire/promotion into the role;

Current RN license to practice in the State of South Carolina;

**Refer to Mandatory Certification Requirements P&P for required education/certification for various nursing specialties.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Establishes positive rapport with patient and family.
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; provides education to patient and family in a manner they can understand their condition, medications, self-care skills, etc. and provides them ample opportunity to ask questions.
  • Serves as patient/family advocate.
  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting accurately and timely; communicating actions, irregularities, and ongoing needs.
  • Uses a systematic critical-thinking approach to guide data gathering, assessment, nursing judgment, intervention, and evaluation of human responses to actual and potential health problems.
  • Identifies, synthesizes, and interprets sources of data using reasonable clinical judgment to respond to dynamic situations in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Uses ethical decision-making processes and advocates for acceptable patient outcomes.
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards, making or recommending necessary adjustments, following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Participates in process/performance improvement activities and initiatives utilizing evidence-based practice to maintain and/or improve quality of care and safe patient care systems and processes.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calls for healthcare support personnel assistance.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Documents all patient care activities accurately and timely.
  • Provides safe, appropriate, quality care and support to patients and family members.
  • Holds team members accountable for standards of care, policy and procedures, bedside reporting, etc.
  • Serves as a teacher, coach, and mentor to staff.
  • Contributes to the development and revision of unit standards.
  • Efficient conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Serves as staff leader related to process/performance improvement activities/initiatives utilizing evidence-based practice to maintain and improve quality of care and safe patient care systems and processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.
  • Supports shared governance activities by serving on a unit or hospital-based committee.
  • Positive rapport with the health care team and demonstrates strong collaboration skills.
  • Collaborates with instructors from affiliating agencies to assure continuity of patient care as well as positive learning experiences for students.
  • Provides feedback and insight regarding unit operations and employee performance to the Nurse Manager.
  • Serves as a resource and role model to all members of the patient care team for patient care and professionalism.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to complex situations.
  • Participates in and provides input for patient care conferences and discharge planning conferences.
  • Coordinates timely patient throughput (admissions, discharges, transfers) and facilitates smooth transitions of care throughout hospitalization.
  • Negotiates for nursing resources to adequately meet the patient care needs.
  • Ensures patient care assignments are based on the acuity of patients and the skill level of nurses.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Appropriately utilizes all nursing supplies and equipment.
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork skills and maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Promptly responds to all communication devices in order to meet patient needs.
  • Assists in performing and documenting environmental checks as required by LMC policy and regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains required certifications. Earns a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education annually within the specialty.
  • L&D Only: A nurse must have documented competency and completion of department orientation to complete a medical screening exam (EMTALA). Nurses will have three consecutive medical screenings reviewed and signed off by their preceptor before independently completing screenings.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental, and life insurance benefits
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan on day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer-paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employees may elect supplemental life insurance with low-cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer-paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness
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