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Clinical Coordinator Rapid Response (RN)

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 10957

Position Title:

External Description:


Provides critical care support to the nursing staff in all areas of the hospital to include transport of critically ill patients, member of the code team, rapid response team, and acute stroke team. Educates staff and provides team member development. Reports to Patient Care Director.





  1. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria A: Adheres to established Nursing Standards of Practice to include: Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria B: Participates in a committee as designated by Patient Care Director. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria C: Administers medication/IV solution according to Norwalk Hospital policy/procedure and consults appropriate resources for information as needed. Care Delivery/Therapeutic Interventions Criteria D: Develop, plan, initiate and evaluate patient care interventions within the scope of practice for the unit and the organization.
  2. - Crisis Management Criteria A: Responds to cardiac arrest/trauma alerts/stroke alerts/rapid response team in a timely manner and is supportive of team efforts. - Crisis Management Criteria B: Specific duties may include providing nursing care of the patient from resuscitation through inpatient admission. Assists the staff nurse with the patient that has a change in status warranting immediate intervention and potential transfer to critical care areas, as a member of the rapid response team. - Crisis Management Criteria C: Transports critically ill patients to procedures and tests as requested. - Crisis Management Criteria D: Direct staff member and independently assign responsibilities as needed during an emergent situation.
  3. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria A: Is a resource and supports staff with clinical problems that may arise and assures standards and protocols are followed. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria B: Facilitates interdisciplinary patient care to provide quality outcomes. Clinical Resource / Support Criteria C: Responds to the needs of the unit in a timely manner.
  4. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria A: Pursues professional education to meet the needs of current position and professional goals. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria B: Participates in Nursing/Hospital committees. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria C: Participates in professional organizations, maintains and updates educational records and attends annual required reviews. Professional & Personal Responsibilities Criteria D: Hold self and others accountable for actions and outcomes.
  5. Coordination / Consultation Criteria A: Maintains contact with the clinical nurse manager throughout the shift. Coordination / Consultation Criteria B: Shares expertise with nursing / hospital personnel as requested. Coordination / Consultation Criteria C: Serves as a resource and support person to nursing / hospital staff. patients and their families. Coordination / Consultation Criteria D: When involved in a clinical situation that requires decision making and prioritization of needs, independently and appropriately directs other staff members in care of the patient to meet the needs of the patient and the clinical area.
  6. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria A: Participates in the development of team members during clinical calls and consistently teaches staff members during the event , by among other means during their work. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria B: Coordinates and facilitates interdisciplinary patient care to provide quality outcomes. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria C: Observes and identifies staff learning need / competencies and provides an environment for learning. Educates staff utilizing various modes of teaching consistent with adult learning. - Team Building / Staff Development Criteria D: Facilitates critical thinking of staff members in caring for patients. Identifies opportunities for teaching and encourages staff to include all pertinent information related to patient care when decisions are made.
  7. Human Resources Management Criteria A: Assists with staff development. Human Resources Management Criteria B: Promotes continuing education by encouraging staff to participate in educational offerings within or outside the institution. Human Resources Management Criteria C: Participates in the interviewing process for new staff and makes recommendation for hiring. Assists with completion of unit based competencies in collaboration with the manager and educator. Human Resources Management Criteria D: Provides staff development concerning diagnostic studies, disease entities, policy or procedural changes and other areas leading to an enhancement of knowledge or skills.
  8. Leadership Criteria A: Serves as a change agent assisting others in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and process of change. Leadership Criteria B: Demonstrates the value of life long learning through one's own example. Leadership Criteria C: Is a positive example and promotes a positive and creative work environment. Promotes positive working relationships between units.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.
  10. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Other information:

Bachelor's Level Degree or within two years

Required: RN License in Connecticut;

Minimum of 2 years experience in a critical care setting.

Minimum Experience: three years

ACLS certification, BLS (HCP) certification, NIHSS certification, IV certified, CPI certification, and PALS certification within 1 year, TNCC within 1 year.


Prefer: Desired: CCRN Certified to conscious sedation standards and SCRN certified

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St


Work Type: PT




FTE: 0.900000





Org Unit: 380


Department: Nursing Rapid Response Team




Exempt: Yes




Grade: S12




* Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

* Basic Life Support

* Intravenous Therapy

* Registered Nurse

* NIH Stroke Scale

* Crisis Prevention Institute Certification




* Bachelor's Level Degree

Working conditions:


* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity

* Significant occupational risk

* Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force

* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.




EOE, including disability/vets.

City: Norwalk

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Clinical Coordinator Rapid Response (RN)

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Norwalk, Connecticut US

Job Number: 33280