The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the overall planning, organizing, coordination and directing of all functions on the Medical Unit

WORK HOURS:  40 hours/week; sometimes more; sometimes less, or as required to provide departmental services as needed. 

WORKERS SUPERVISED:  Registered nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Assistance, Unit Secretaries

SUPERVISED BY:  Medical Unit Manager 

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Nursing school graduate, BSN preferred

Licensure/Certification: Current RN license in State of Louisiana

Current CPR certification

Current ACLS Certification preferred


Training and Experience: 

Two (2) years prior managerial experience preferred

Good verbal and written skills

Demonstrates customer relation skills

Two (2) years Medical/Surgical Nursing required



Coordinates all staff, scheduling and monitoring of personnel to ensure appropriate staffing on a daily basis.

Assures quality patient care and ensures that sufficient and properly trained persons carry out the functions of the department.

Is fiscally responsible for the cost effectiveness of care provided and for administration of the departmental budget.

Is responsible for providing leadership and promoting effective relationships between departmental staff, physicians and other departments.

Ensures the provision of safe, financially sound and efficient patient care.

Consistently demonstrates job performance, which reflects commitment to the core values and standards of care of IMC; actively promotes the hospital and supports the mission and vision at IMC.

Plans and assists in patient teaching as necessary.

Acts a liaison between patient, family, staff and physician.

Ensures the continuity of care and discharge planning.

Ensures that physician’s orders are transcribed appropriately and carried out.

Sets specific standards and objectives for the Medical Unit in collaboration with the manager and physicians.

Communicates changes in policy, procedures and other appropriate communication to staff and provides feedback from staff.  Participates in policy/procedure review, update, and implementation.

Conducts staff meetings on a regularly scheduled basis.

Directs and participates in orientation and clinical learning experiences for staff.  Schedules staff/self to attend education programs and annual updates.

Seeks assistance form appropriate resource person as necessary in solving clinical and management problems.

Maintains required records and reports and submits in a timely fashion (budgetary, training, performance improvement, productivity, etc.).

Coaches and counsels employees, as needed, to ensure optimal patient care and maximum efficiency in department fashion.  Evaluates staff performance, recommends wage increases, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, and separation of service.

Promotes an environment in which the Patient Care Team can work cooperatively toward objectives.  Maintains communication and promotes cooperation with other departments.

Delegates responsibilities within scope of personnel abilities.

Actively participates in hospital-wide performance improvement activities; ensures participation by employees.  Demonstrates development of effective performance improvement programs and quality control programs.


The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


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