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Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Salt Lake City, Utah
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Open Date 07/26/2022

Requisition Number PRN12741N

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Working Title Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, variable hours during business operating hours.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00858 - Pediatric Rheumatology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $34.19 to $43.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a part-time clinical nurse coordinator. The team consists of 7 physicians, 2 advanced practice clinicians, 1 nurse, 1 MA and 3 research staff. As part of the patient care team, this position is responsible for providing optimal patient care through effective clinical practice; educating the patient, patients family, and others; consulting with healthcare providers; and maintaining and continually updating knowledge regarding rheumatic diseases.


Essential Functions
  • Assists with the oversight of the division medical assistant which involves input in performance evaluations, interviewing, hiring, counseling employees
  • Supports and facilitates operational alignment with organization goals and strategies under the supervision of the division leadership
  • Responsible for the coordination of quality improvement initiatives
  • Coordinates staff education and development in coordination with the division manager and/or educator as appropriate. This may include conducting in-services, staff development programs and orientation
  • May be responsible for the scheduling of division staff
  • Investigates incident reports on patient care safety and counsels staff accordingly
  • May function as a preceptor
  • Serves as a resource to external contacts and hospital staff in coordinating the repair and replacement of instruments and equipment
  • Maintains inventory of specialized items and ensures items are available
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment
  • Performs professional staff nursing functions
  • Performs professional staff nursing functions to maintain clinical expertise to support departmental operations. A minimum of 2 clinical staff nurse shifts per month is required but may be greater based upon the needs of the department
  • May be required to take weekend/night/holiday administrative call on a regularly scheduled basis as mutually determined with the nurse manager
  • Identifies, assess and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions, and evaluates actual or potential, patient health problems
  • Performs phone management with patients patents, chart review, care coordination, triage, and problem management
  • Discusses patient and family concerns over the phone and/or via EMR
  • Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patients record
  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals. Communicates adjustments or changes in treatment plan to patient/family
  • Develops and participates in education patients and their families about programs ( RTU infusions, medications, specialty pharmacies, and foundations to get free medication)
  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patients condition warrants
  • Communicates lab and other test results to families
  • Provides medication refills
  • Assists providers and staff with patient-related paperwork such as school forms, DMV forms, and medication
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment
  • Works closely with triage team to provide high quality, efficient care to patients and their families
  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs
  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and division procedures
  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians orders
  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution, and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations
  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care
  • Care coordination with chronic patients
  • Help transition families from inpatient to outpatient and coordinates medications
  • Take escalation calls
  • Helps with education for families including the process for getting medications from specialty pharmacies, joint injection education, medications, and RTU handout
  • Make template for triage
  • Update 504 and create new 504s for diagnosis
  • Create information folder on S drive
  • Oversee, train and educate division medical assistant
  • Help with education for triage
  • Help with education for hospital staff

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patients status and provide care as described in the departments policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

Two years general nursing experience.


Bachelors degree in Nursing.

One year of directly related experience in an area of specialty is preferred.

Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS ), Pediatric Advanced Life Support ( PALS ), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program ( NRP ) within one year of hire.


Department Specific Preferences

Pediatric rheumatology experience is preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veterans status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:..... click apply for full job details
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  • Job Reference: 707243078-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: University of Utah
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent