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NURSE COORDINATOR

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NURSE COORDINATOR
285R
Abolished Date: 2012-08-10

Definition

Supervise nursing personnel in a hospital nursing unit on a twenty-four hour basis. Act as a consultant for Nurse Coordinator 1 and act as a relief Administrative Supervisor in his/her absence.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a nursing management level class. Incumbents act as consultants to Nurse Coordinator 1; conduct research activities and complete reports; teach classes in nursing procedures and techniques; and act in relief capacity for the Administrative Supervisor.

Typical Work

Able to perform all the duties of the Nurse Coordinator 1; 

Act as a consultant to Nurse Coordinator 1 in helping them organize and manage a nursing unit; 

In the absence of a Nurse Coordinator 1, assume responsibility for another unit. Work with the Nurse Practitioner 3 on the unit to help maintain the working of the unit; 

Conduct organization research projects and help introduce ideas to other units, e.g., experiments with walking rounds, or problem-oriented charting, or 4/40 work week; 

Supervise three or more units in the absence of the Administrative Supervisor such as days off or vacation; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Current Washington State license to practice as a registered nurse 

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. B.S. Degree in Nursing. Master's Degree highly desirable.
  2. Four years experience in nursing including one year's experience as a Nurse Coordinator I or Team Leader.
  3. Qualified for faculty appointment in the School of Nursing. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

Examination Requirements: 

  • A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6233) effective July 1, 2007
Title change (formerly Nurse Coordinator 2); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.

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