Family Beginnings Program Coordinator
Wishard Health Services - Indianapolis, IN

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The Family Beginnings Program Coordinator is responsible for the following essential job functions:
  • Maintains newborn screening log - ensures every newborn at Wishard receives a newborn screen, hearing screen and pre/post ductal screen
  • Provides monthly summary report to Department of Health, and report all infants that failed a screen or did not receive a screen
  • Ensures follow-up communication regarding all screening to Department of Health, public health nurse, physicians, Newborn Screen Lab and other agencies
  • Sends referrals for failed hearing screens
  • Performs hearing screens on infants after their second failure
  • Ensures maintenance of hearing screening equipment, communicates to Bio-Med when problems arise
  • Maintains Wishard's delivery log - completes OB stats, completes stats for NAS infants, assists with collection of data for NICU stats
  • Completes/maintains entry of birth certificate/paternity affidavit information for SDOH and runs statistical reports
  • Maintains entry of vaccine data information via CHIRP
  • Performs all functions of Staff Nurse II, providing professional nursing care to patients
  • Supports and promotes departmental and organization-wide programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, coordination, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Functions independently and exercises good judgment based on comprehensive knowledge of medical services/course of treatment and hospitalization requirements
  • Demonstrates concise, accurate, legible documentation
  • Performs internal audits of medical records to determine quality of documentation, compliance to regulatory standards and accordance with principles outlined by Core Measures standards.
  • Performs internal audits of nursing practices to determine quality of patient care and compliance with regulatory standards, policies, procedures and evidence based practices
  • Completes audits as requested by other departments such as Infection Control
  • Facilitates timely completion of audits with written documentation of findings, recommendations and implementation of processes for improvements
  • Continues to pursue educational and/or professional growth opportunities pertinent to clinical and professional development
  • Supports consistent regulatory readiness of unit/area via rounding, counseling/coaching and monitoring. Is aware of standards and regulations applicable to clinical unit
  • Serves as a resource to clinicians to optimize patient care processes to promote optimal care and patient safety
  • Participates in improvement projects and on assigned committees to provide content expertise
  • Assists with the collection and reporting of quality metrics
  • Monitors and evaluates care and practice for self and others; collects data to ensure effectiveness of interventions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of rules and regulations and reporting procedures required by federal/state regulatory agencies
  • Works independently with little supervision; establishes care/work priorities, displays good judgment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fundamental nursing theories and current clinical concepts of care; disease processes and related treatments/care/medications; department/hospital procedures and protocols; infection prevention/control procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret multiple variables, prioritize, make decisions, work independently, exercise tact, delegate appropriately
  • Demonstrates the ability to creatively problem-solve and produce innovative alternatives to established practices
  • Identifies quality/processes/clinical concerns and works towards resolution
  • Performs clinical nursing practice, use of equipment/instruments relevant to unit/care according to policies, procedures, monitoring, standards including assessment and reassessment in accordance to unit and hospital policies
  • Active RN license in the State of Indiana, or the ability to obtain active licensure through application
  • At least 5 years of clinical nursing experience
  • Bachelor's of Nursing Degree preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • CPR and NRP certification required

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