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RN Coordinator-Independent Living

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We are looking for an RN to oversee our RCAC program in our Independent Living!

Assumes twenty-four hour accountability for management of resident clinical care in the Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC).  Serves as liaison between the RCAC, nursing administration and case management.  Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of activities that directly affect resident care.  Takes all department call.


Standard I: The Clinical Coordinator plans appropriately to facilitate quality resident care.

  1. Collaborates in establishing nursing department and RCAC goals and objectives.
  2. Makes resident visits to assess physical and emotional status to determine nursing care needs.
  3. Monitor implementation of appropriate nursing intervention
  4. Make recommendations regarding most appropriate living arrangements.
  5. Maintains flexibility in self-scheduling in order to assess twenty-four hour nursing care delivery.
  6. Functions in staff nurse role in the RCAC on an as needed basis. 

Standard II:    The Clinical Coordinator organizes appropriately to meet clinical needs of the RCAC.

  1. Conducts monthly staff meetings.
  2. Attends management meetings promptly and on a regular basis.
  3. Participates in budget preparation.  Monitors and controls expenses against approved plans.

Standard III:   The Clinical Coordinator provides direction and leadership to immediate staff.

  1. Acts in accordance with administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  2. Gives clear directives and constructive feedback.
  3. Supervises performance of employees through:
  4. Orientation.
  5. Discipline when necessary.
  6. Probation and annual performance evaluations.
  7. Utilizes clinical and managerial expertise to develop and educate staff.
  8. Interviews and selects new employees.
  9. Demonstrates effective problem solving techniques.
  10. Reviews/investigates incident and injury reports.
  11. Evaluates cause and effect.
  12. Assures appropriate follow through.
  13. Makes preventive recommendations.

Standard IV:   The Clinical Coordinator demonstrates adequate skills to meet needs of the facility.

  1. Facilitates communication with/between: Departments, Nursing Administration, Physicians, Residents/Families.
  2. Keeps Director of Independent Living informed of:
    • Staffing needs.
    • Personnel concerns.
    • Environmental/equipment needs.
    • Unusual or critical events involving patients, residents, staff or families.
  3. Establishes environment in which staff, resident and visitor relations are fostered.
  4. Readily shares ideas for improved services.

Standard V:    The Clinical Coordinator assists the ED WP in maintenance of standards of practice.

  1. Reviews documentation to ensure adherence to policies and procedures, State and Federal guidelines.
  2. Participates in policy and procedure development and all survey processes.
  3. Evaluates levels of resident care.
  4. Performs chart audits, including monitoring  physical and nursing orders to ensure they are carried out correctly and documented properly.
  5. Participates in quality improvement programs.

Standard VI:   The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for knowing and understanding State and Federal codes affecting RCAC/assisted living arrangements and standards of nursing practice.

  1. Takes responsibility for ongoing self-development.
  2. Keeps current in health care issues.
  3. Maintains current CPR certification.
  4. Remains current with State/Federal required training.
  5. Passes competency tests according to policies.
  6. Maintains a minimum of 12 hours of CEUs.

Standard VII: The Clinical Coordinator maintains acceptable work standards.

  1. Maintains appearance to meet department standards
  2. Maintains acceptable record of attendance and promptness according to facility policy.
  3. Uses proper lines of communication.
  4. Maintains safety standards and institutes safety precautions as appropriate.
  5. Supports and participates in changes involving the department.
  6. Attends mandatory in-house education, including skills review and competency testing.

Directly supervises up to twenty employees in the RCAC.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning,  directing work and staffing and schedules; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Valid RN license in good standing with the State of Wisconsin.