Intermountain Healthcare RN Coordinator I (Charge Nurse)- Tele Critical Care in Midvale, Utah
Greater Salt Lake area
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The Tele Critical Care (TCC) Unit is a remote monitoring and response center located in Salt Lake City, Utah where intensivist physicians and critical care nurses will continuously monitor data on critical care patients and act as real-time clinical decision support, in collaboration with the bedside staff, on conditions that require emergent and non-emergent intervention. Registered nurses will monitor between 40-45 patients per shift in Critical Care units across the Intermountain system and will support bedside staff in providing care that is compliant with established best practices.
The rationale for the TCCM program at Intermountain Healthcare is founded on a desire to deliver extraordinary care to Intermountain critical care patients regardless of location within the Intermountain system. With 263 critical care beds across eleven facilities ranging from southwest Utah to southern Idaho, TCC staff will use the electronic medical record, electronic alerts and audio visual technology to extend clinical expertise across the system and support critical care staff in optimizing care delivery.
TCC RN’s will have direct impact on Intermountain patients through the following mechanisms:
- Clinicians caring for critical care patients in the hospital will have immediate access to consult with an ICU physician and/or seasoned critical care nurses regardless of day or time.
- Care plan and quality bundles will be routinely monitored to provide highly reliable compliance and timing in critical care delivery.
- Patients with mild critical illness will be able to remain in their community and receive the level of sophisticated expertise and care they need, limiting transfers to a tertiary facility to the right patients at the right time.
- Facilitation and coordination of transfers out of critical care, leading to improved facility throughput
- Improved patient satisfaction as patient feels safer through enhanced team coordination
Essential Job Duties
This position will serve as a leader and mentor to RN staff in the TCC unit, working closely with the manager and director to support staffing assignments, training of new staff, escalation of issues and other duties as assigned by manager. In addition to taking a patient assignment, the RN coordinator is responsible for maintaining an ongoing record of issues and their resolution during assigned shifts, ensuring adequate staffing based on patient census and being a general resource to both RN and MD staff who will all be working in a part time capacity. The successful TCC RN coordinator is someone who can effectively navigate complex patient care issues utilizing chain of command, established policies and procedures and conflict management skills. These skills are typically demonstrated through ability to lead a team of clinical professionals through the successful resolution of conflicts and/or emergent patient care issues. Basic computer skills with high level of comfort in utilizing Intermountain Healthcare’s EMR with expectation to learn other software applications for TCCM patient care activities.
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
- Shift Details: Full Time, 36 hrs/week. Straight Nights. The TCC unit operates 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- Department: Tele Critical Care
- Current RN License in state of practice.
- Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
- 5 or more years of ICU Registered Nursing experience.
- Mentoring experience.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
- Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
- Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
- Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
- Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
- May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution.
- 5 years recent (within one year) critical care experience
- 2 years leadership and/or mentoring experience on a critical care unit
- Willingness to maintain clinical competence through prn status on critical care unit
All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Working Hours 36
Primary Work Location Supply Chain Center
Job Type Full Time