Registered Nurse - RN - Nursing Project Coordinator
Intermountain Healthcare - Salt Lake City, UT

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The Nursing Projects Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Nursing, and provides consultation, education, and guidance related to professional nursing. The incumbent has responsibility to provide accurate, timely and relevant information and support related to professional nursing. Key responsibilities will be to lead the development, coordination, and monitoring of programs designed to meet the mission, vision, and goals of Intermountain Healthcare. The Nursing Projects Coordinator may be assigned specialty areas of focus, but is expected to demonstrate high-level performance in all job functions.

Create and lead effective teams to meet the goals and objectives of the projects. Facilitate time-efficient utilization of resources. Provide strategic leadership for assigned projects. Act as role model in the organization, demonstrating behaviors consistent with Intermountain Healthcare's mission and vision, and the principles of Extraordinary Care.

Environment of Care
Assess and respond to needs identified through external regulatory agencies or internal reporting mechanisms to ensure a safe and consistent care environment throughout the system. Assists Nursing Leadership to ensure effective nursing communications, collaboration and relationships within all regions and divisions of Intermountain Healthcare. Implement continuous improvement of nursing practice through Clinical Practice Guidelines/team and through Nursing Practice Council leadership and the System-wide Patient Classification Council to assure high quality nursing care. Collaborate with Select Health and the Medical Group in the standardization of nursing practice.

Participates in Intermountain system-wide nursing excellence activities and the Nursing Research Council to ensure that nursing standards and practices are integrated into clinical programs and collaborates with clinical services to provide multidisciplinary best practices. Partners with clinical education on improving care through simulation. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and Intermountain University to develop, implement, and evaluate system-based educational tools/programs to meet identified needs. Provides orientation and education as needed to diverse departments and disciplines related to nursing practice, regulatory compliance, patient safety, environment of care and policy/procedure.

Practice Standardization and Policies
Supports the development of ECIS and nursing documentation, by collaborating with IS leadership in developing, implementing, and sustaining nursing practice guidelines. Develops and writes clinical policies and forms that are based on current national standards, recent literature, regulatory, and legal requirements. Solicits and integrates feedback from clinical experts and clinical sites and assists with implementation of clinical forms and policies. Ensures that policies related to focus area are developed, implemented, reviewed, and revised (as indicated) on a system-wide basis. Collaborates with subject matter experts to provide focus area expertise and input for development of forms.

Patient Safety
Chairs the Med/Surg Council and partners with the Intensive Medicine operations director to support the goals of the hospitalist development team, works with communications to facilitate appropriate system wide messages to our nursing staff and with Patient Safety and Quality on nursing practice issues. Maintains current knowledge of national, local, and system patient safety trends. Engages staff at all levels to promote accountability, ownership, and implementation of patient safety initiatives.

Regulatory Compliance
Works closely with nursing leaders to ensure system-wide compliance with applicable laws and regulations affecting nursing services and maintains a positive working relationship with the Utah State Board of Nursing Executive Director. Participates in the system-wide Bioethics Council, the system-wide glucose management council, the system-wide Communication/Language Compliance Council and Chairs and collaborates with leaders of the system-wide infusion services. Maintains awareness and understanding of professional nursing regulations as appropriate. Provides support to assigned region(s) and/or facilities for continuous regulatory survey readiness, including but not limited to: Developing plans and methods to comply with regulatory standards, conducting assessment and consultative site visits, and participating in internal and external regulatory or accreditation surveys. Collaborates with other teams and departments to interpret policies, guidelines, practices, and procedures established by both internal and external agencies.

Minimum Requirements
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Utah.
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution (degree will be verified). Either the Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree must be in Nursing.
  • 5 years of clinical experience.
  • 2 years project management experience.
  • Experience and understanding of all aspects of professional nursing and nursing care delivery.
  • Ability to effectively use computer tools including: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, e-mail, calendaring and internet applications.
  • Group facilitation and strong leadership skills
Physical Requirements
  • Speaking, hearing/listening, seeing, manual dexterity
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Nursing .
Please Note
All positions subject to close without notice
Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

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