ED COORDINATOR (PCN 170)
Work Hours: Days
The ED Coordinator is fundamental to South Peninsula Hospital’s (SPH) Emergency Department program development, implementation, and evaluation as a Level IV Trauma designated hospital. The ED Coordinator functions as a resource and assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies, forms, and practice standards for the Emergency Department. The ED Coordinator works in conjunction with the Trauma and Medical Directors as well as the Trauma Coordinator and Director of Acute Care Services. The ED Coordinator is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to addressing patient care needs throughout the continuum of care. This position serves as a resource for clinical practice and nursing skills in the Emergency Department and Acute Care. The ED Coordinator, in conjunction with the SPH Quality Department, develops and reports quality assurance activities in the Emergency Department. The incumbent serves as a liaison to other SPH departments, local agencies, and EMS providers. The ED Coordinator assists the Director of Acute Care Services in the creation, implementation, monitoring, and upgrading of electronic charting and medical records in the Emergency Department.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Requires a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska.
- A minimum of 2 years experienced in an ER setting is required.
- A BSN and experience with The Alaska Trauma Registry is preferred, but not required.
- Incumbent must possess and maintain current certifications in BLS, ACLS with TNCC and ENPC completion with one year from date of hire.
- Speaking, listening, accurate writing skills, and computer literacy are required to communicate with professional staff, to direct the work flow within the Emergency Department, and to communicate with personnel at all levels.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22-bed acute care hospital and 28 bed long-term care facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The ED is a nine bed unit which provides emergency services 24 hours per day. There are nine exam rooms, including one large room with two beds set up for trauma and CODE situations. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained with most work being performed inside the facility. This position requires walking, standing for extended periods of time, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, and the ability to lift 50 pounds without injury to self or others. This position has a Category, I Risk of exposure to bio-hazardous materials. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, falls and muscle strains. Scheduled hours and days may fluctuate based upon the demands on the department and hospital.