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Nursing Administration - RN Sepsis Coordinator, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 12-13-2017
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • The Sepsis Coordinator is a health care professional who works in collaboration with the medical and hospital staff to provide multidisciplinary care to the septic patient.
  • The Coordinator provides clinical, professional expertise for patients, families, and staff members.
  • The Coordinator also functions as an educator and coordinates care in critical care / sepsis patient care management, ensuring optimal patient care management and outcomes.
  • The Coordinator will collect and analyze data surrounding the sepsis patient to assist with documentation, coding, clinical care, and outcomes.
  • Facilitates development and refines the sepsis protocol to become the standard of care within the facility, while providing and participating in the quality improvement process.
  • Collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve productive movement of the best practices within the organization.
  • Additionally, assists with education, data collection and data submission as related to Quality/Risk/Infection Prevention initiatives, as well as clinical projects and processes as assigned.  
  • Also, carries out other duties as assigned.
  • Must exercise safe clinical judgments according to the standards of nursing practice and Nurse Practice Act. 
  • These functions are carried out according to Wise Health System policy, mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 
  • Operationally, reports to the Nursing Services Coordinator and Administratively to the Chief Nursing Officer.
 
REQUIREMENTS:   
  • 1) Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Texas   
  • 2) 1-2 years recent clinical experience preferred.    
  • 3) BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.  
  • 4) Advanced specialty certification preferred. 
 
Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS) required for the job).
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Must able to, with adequate help, transport and transfer all patients within Departments, as necessary.
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS: 
  • Non-exempt hourly
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
 
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