Missouri State University

6030 Nursing Coordinator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Nursing Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6030

GRADE 44

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Health and Wellness Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Student Affairs 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Within the scope of practice as defined by the Missouri Nurse Practice Act requiring substantial specialized education, judgment, and skill based on knowledge and the application of principles derived from the biological, physical, social, and nursing sciences, the Nursing Coordinator provides direction and supervision to the nursing staff of Taylor Health and Wellness Center by coordinating the delivery of patient care, maintaining quality assurance by ensuring the implementation of nursing policy and procedures, and working as a liaison between nursing staff, physicians, administration, and others at Taylor Health and Wellness Center. The college health nurse is directed toward enhancing the patient’s educational experience by decreasing or eliminating health-related barriers and encouraging optimal wellness aiding the patient to make fact-based decisions about health-related issues, as well as helping the patient to be a directed and informed consumer of health care services.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of a recognized training program in nursing for registration as a Professional Registered Nurse in Missouri is required.   A Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in a health-related field is preferred. College Health Nursing Certification is preferred.

Experience: Five years of nursing experience is required. Two years of supervisory experience required.

Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. Organizational and management skills, specifically in directing the activities of nursing staff, are required.

Effort: Must be able to lift fifteen to twenty-five pounds and endure extended periods of standing on a daily basis.

License: Must be actively licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Supervises and coordinates the delivery of patient care by the nursing staff by making hiring decisions, establishing professional licensure at hire, orienting new staff, making merit recommendations, developing policies and procedures, assuring that CPR and AED certification of all staff is current, scheduling, and making the daily assessment of priorities and emergencies.

2. Provides ongoing advice and consultation to the nursing staff about proper procedures, problem solving, and patient safety as well as evaluating the quality and appropriateness of nursing care and documentation of care provided.

3. Facilitates the team approach by recognizing each nurse as an important part of the Taylor Health and Wellness care team, serving as a liaison for the nursing staff by conducting appropriate meetings to communicate policy and planning decisions, operational requirements, and related matters, and keeping the Coordinator of Medical Services and others updated on operational issues.

4. Assists in preparing budgetary recommendations of medical supplies and treatment room charges by maintaining a biannual report for the Coordinator of Medical Services.

5. Helps to assure excellent patient care for Taylor Health and Wellness Center patients by determining nursing staff strengths and weaknesses by performing periodic audits of nursing procedures and analyzing the data.

6. Ensures that staff of Taylor Health and Wellness Center follow the Infection Control policy by making periodic quality assurance audits.

7.  Promotes quality patient care by overseeing that necessary equipment and supplies are available.

8. Provides nursing triage, counsel, and care of patients who are ill, injured, or experiencing alteration in the normal health process by gathering and evaluating the past and present health history, vital signs, and the performing nursing assessment. 

9. Provides quality patient care by observing, monitoring, assessing, reporting, reporting and recording patient concerns, conditions, and responses.

10. Evaluates, schedules, and determines the appropriate administration of allergy injections, immunizations, and tuberculin skin tests and administers medications (PO, SQ, IM, IV, SL), nebulizer therapy, EKG’s and other treatments as prescribed by a provider licensed by a state regulatory board to prescribe medications and treatments.

11. Provides education in health care and the prevention of illness to the patient and his or her family.

12. Coordinates and assists in the delivery of a plan of health care with all members of the health team.

13. Collaborates with Human Resources, Counseling & Testing, allied health services, and physician offices in regards to pre-employment health screening, drug screens, and the patient’s well-being.

14. Performs pre-employment screens under the direction of Taylor Health and Wellness physicians.

15.  Works effectively as a team member of the Taylor Health and Wellness Center’s health care team by following the Center’s Infection Control policy, performing all duties in full compliance with the Center’s Nursing policies and procedures, demonstrating professionalism and awareness of the issues of confidentiality, and demonstrating respect and understanding of the rights and safety of the patient.

16. Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Coordinator of Medical Services.

17. Contributes to the successful operation of the Health and Wellness Center by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Nursing Coordinator is supervised by the Director of the Health and Wellness Services and functions under the direction of the physicians. The Nursing Coordinator supervises the nursing staff.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED JUNE 2007

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 5 - 730 Points: Supervision of (a) several work teams or work team leaders, (b) a rather large group of operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees, (c) a work group involving direction of skilled technical employees, (d) professionals in technical and skilled areas, and/or (e) subordinate supervisory personnel. The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including the authority to hire, train, transfer, promote, reward, or discipline others. Supervision will likely be general rather than close supervision of others. At this level, supervisory responsibilities consume significant amounts of work time and include substantial responsibility for work planning activities, staffing, and performance management as well as budgeting and planning functions.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.