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Company: AtlantiCare
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

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POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for overseeing the facility's sepsis program and is accountable for assessing and coordinating the management of potential sepsis patients or those who have been diagnosed with sepsis. The Sepsis Coordinator serves as a role model and works collaboratively with the medical and hospital staff to provide multidisciplinary care to sepsis patients which includes the following: researches and drives implementation of evidence-based practices as related to sepsis care; provides clinical and professional expertise for patients, families and staff members; collects, analyzes, makes recommendations and reports sepsis related data; and, provides sepsis education at the bedside and in the classroom. Assesses barriers and implements Bundle Compliance Strategies.
* Influence patient outcomes and promote evidence-based nursing care by applying specialty knowledge and expert clinical practice across the client, nurse, and system spheres of influence.
* Advance the practice of nursing by implementing innovative solutions that address complex system problems and/ or patient care issues.
* Skilled in interpersonal dynamics to foster positive working relationships within a fast-paced environment that embraces diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
* Serves as clinical expert in the delivery of patient care with a focus on sepsis bundles.
* Prepare periodic reports on sepsis care processes and sepsis patient outcomes.
* Work with coding to identify opportunities for improved documentation and education in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
* Works collaboratively with the Department of Nursing to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate educational programs for Sepsis for patients and their families, staff and communities.
* As part of a multi-disciplinary team, acts as a change agent to develop system performance standards to improve sepsis care processes, patient sepsis outcomes and patient experience.
* Empowers nursing and interdisciplinary sepsis team through creating and supporting environments which embrace continuous quality improvement and are hallmarked by collaboration, ethical-decision making, caring, and implementation of evidence-based practices.
* Participates in rounding ensuring timely sepsis recognition and compliance with the sepsis bundle; pro-actively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes overall patient experience.   QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.
LICENSE: Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey. BLS required. ACLS required.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years clinical experience in an acute care hospital setting required; Critical care experience preferred; Demonstrated experience providing training, education, team facilitation, and coaching required; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills required; Experience with performance improvement methods such as Lean, PDCA, data collection and analysis, and report writing preferred; Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Incumbents in this role must be able to cope with death and dying. They must be able to work with little supervision, have advanced problem solving and teamwork skills, and possess the flexibility to intervene on a moment's notice.   PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.  
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, blood borne pathogens, including exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances, and potential injury.
The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.     REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position reports to department leaderhip.


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