Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Flexible Hours and/or Flexible Schedule Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80
Shift Time: Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Summary: Responsible for collaborating in the development, implementation and maintenance of an effective program that promotes safe care for infants requiring neonatal intensive care at Lakeland Regional Medical Center by keeping patient safety at the center of all unit operations and clinical practice. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical Level III NICU expertise in areas of evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, evaluation and assessment of complex patients, education, mentoring, and change leadership. The NICU Coordinator intervenes on an individual patient/family level, a nurse-nurse level, and a systems level to coordinate and guide clinical activities/projects to improve outcomes and to promote integrated health care that is safe, equitable, timely, effective and efficient. In cooperation with the AVP of Nursing, Women's and Services; Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patient Care Managers and their staffs; Neonatal and OB/Gyn Medical Directors; and Nursing Professional Practice; collects, evaluates, analyzes and reports data required for clinical service quality evaluation.
Detailed responsibilities: * People At The Heart Of All We Do - Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration. - Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care. - Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created. * Stewardship - Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities. - Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures. * Safety And Performance Improvement - Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety. - Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work. - Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work. * Standard Work: 4175 - Keeps abreast of changing national standards of clinical practice and safety science literature. Disseminates pertinent safety and specialty related information and contributes to the development and implementation of best practice guidelines for Neonatal Services. - ta and educate medical and nursing staff regarding strategies for performance improvement pertaining to designated indicators. Reviews patient related documentation, medical records, and other sources to identify and prevent unsafe practices that could result in sentinel events and potential adverse events. - Through participation, fosters and promotes clinician engagement with clinical drills for high-risk situations (e.g., neonatal resuscitation, assessment and stabilization of critically ill infants, therapeutic hypothermia). - Provides regular patient quality and safety educational programs for staff development. - Coordinates, facilitates and supports teamwork-training program for all department members. Promotes ongoing reinforcement of teamwork skills. NCC certification. Facilitates staff preparation and administration of the test.
Qualifications & Experience
Education: Nonessential: * Master Degree
Other information: Experience Essential: -Minimucm 5 years related clinical experience -Level III NICU experience
Certifications Essential: RNC-NIC
Certifications Preferred: NRP, STABLE
Licensure Essential: Active Florida Registered Nurse licensure