ACUTE CARE/ICU COORDINATOR (PCN 336)
Work Hours: Flexible
WORK SCHEDULE: Hours will be a combination of patient care and department administrative work.
Overall coordination of nursing activities within the Acute Care/ICU department directed toward providing a healthy, supportive environment for the delivery of quality patient care. Functions as a resource person and supervisor for staff working in the area of the Acute Care/ICU department. Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and practice standards. Serves as a liaison with all other hospital departments, as well as community agencies where appropriate.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The AC/ICU Coordinator is a first-line supervisor operating within the parameters established by this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been set by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The AC/ICU Coordinator assures that care is provided to the patients of SPH in accordance with established practice standards and state and federal regulations. The AC/ICU Coordinator reports to the Acute Care Director and the Chief Nursing Officer.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in AC and/or ICU setting is required.
- The individual in this position must possess and maintain current certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with professional staff, to direct the work activity within the department, and to communicate with personnel at all levels.
- Mathematical ability is required to calculate drug dosages.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed acute care hospital that includes 2 ICU beds. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. A mechanical lift is available for lifting patients when needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Work hours may fluctuate based on patient census and required meetings. This position will be a 1.0 FTE requiring a combination of patient care and administration shifts.