Oct 23, 2020


  • Hospital for Special Care
  • Hartford, CT, USA

Job Description

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

    • Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut.
    • Required: 3-5 years recent clinical experience in related setting.
    • Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting.
    • Required: Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team, critical thinking, and leadership skills.
    • Preferred: BSN
    • Preferred: Valid/Current CPR
    • The Registered Nurse Shift Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and oversight of patient care activities for a designated group of patients on their respective shift. The principal domains of the role are patient care, leadership, care management, and education. The Shift Clinical Coordinator is directly responsible for facilitating patient care by coordinating the activities of the nursing team and collaborating with other disciplines.
    • This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to push/pull up to 60 pound to assist with patient transfers. Position occasionally requires lifting patients and carrying items up to and over 75 pounds. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care.
    • Job requires independent problem identification abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary.
    • Job requires a written proficiency in English, including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style, and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required.
    • Job requires a high-degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Must be able to teach and assess skills of staff members.
    • Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary.
    • Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, and percent and perform arithmetic operations involving units of weights, measures, and volume.
    • Performs comprehensive patient assessments/reassessments. Facilitates and assures continuity from shift to shift, the plan of care for each patient that is goal-directed, patient outcome based and reflects the physician’s orders.
    • Directs and supervises the patient care activities of the patient care team. Coordinating patient centered patient care activities in collaboration with treatment team to facilitate attainment of patient care outcomes. Demonstrating continual oversight and follow through for a designated cohort of patients.e Nursing Team.
    • Facilitates and mentors staff related to all patient assessments, plan of care, interventions, education of patient, family/significant other, interdisciplinary communication and patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates expert clinical skills through provision of direct patient care in area of focus, including critical thinking, knowledge of disease processes, complications and interventions, and advanced assessment skills.
    • Collaborates with other frontline leaders, Clinical Managers, Assistant Clinical Manager and other discipline team members to determine effective resource utilization and management of patient care issues.
    • Provides performance feedback to manager for all team members through assessing competence and observing performance.
    • Coordinates/Participates in the Team Review process in collaboration with the team members. Assures that communication occurs with families regarding patient status and plan of care when clinical changes occur, after team meetings, and/or per family request.
    • Collects, analyzes, and evaluates patient experience in order to anticipate and mitigate potential patient risk and to enhance the professional practice environment at the unit level.
    • Initiates and participates in quality improvements, applying knowledge gathered from tracking nursing and unit indicators, national benchmark data, and evidence-based research findings to foster improvements in the quality of care and enhanced performance methodology
    • Fosters effective delegation, teamwork and supports the clinical and professional development of colleagues through mentoring and role modeling.
    • Facilitates orientation of new employees in collaboration with preceptor and Clinical Resource Consultant.

At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.

We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.