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Rapid Response Nurse Coordinator (RN)

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:


Rapid Response Nurse Coordinator

VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award--- for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.

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The Rapid Response RN Coordinator is responsible for data collection, maintaining of statistical data for review and outcomes measurement. The Rapid Response RN Coordinator coordinates and tracks the care of patients throughout the hospital stay, while maintaining patient safety and satisfaction with care. The Rapid Response RN Coordinator is responsible for development, planning, organizing, implementation and performance improvement. The Rapid Response RN Coordinator is also responsible for staff education, public education and prevention programs in the community.Rapid Response Nurse will perform as a clinical expert and resource to maintain and improve patient care. S/He will provide clinical expertise and intervention during rapid response to codes including code blue, code brain and rapid responses. The Rapid Response Nurse is a professional RN who provides clinical assistance to staff members and demonstrates the use of organizational safety tools and education/mentorship of staff working directly with clinical staff and unit directors to promptly identify patient at risk for clinical deterioration and make recommendation aimed at improving overall clinical outcomes. Supervises the implementation and compliance with standards of nursing practice that promote optimum health care delivery.


* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.
* 2 years of experience in critical care required or 3 years of nursing experience with at least 2 years being in critical care.
* Demonstrated Leadership Ability required.
* Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Virginia Department of Health Professions or Compact State Licensure in Nursing required.
* American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Certification required.
* CCRN Certification preferred.


* Responsible for oversight of the daily operations, coordination, and evaluation of the Rapid Response Team.
* Acts as liaison with hospital departments to help ensure effective communication between Rapid Response and other hospital services.
* Serves as a liaison with and advocate for the patient/family throughout the course of treatment.
* 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.
* Implements and monitors compliance with clinical and research protocols, and is responsible and accountable for compliance and knowledge of protocols and regulatory affairs.
* Monitors and ensures nursing practice is in accordance with the guidelines set by the regulatory agencies, i.e., OSHA and The Joint Commission.
* Participates in the ongoing review of the quality and appropriateness of care provided at hospital.
* Provides evaluation, ongoing assessment and recommendations for management of patients.
* Utilize current literature and professional standards to guide clinical practice development.
* Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates new methods and practices for delivery of care.
* Collects data and coordinates other hospital staff to maintain requirements for TJC and other Regulatory Bodies.
* Collects and effectively analyze patient data resulting in quality service
* Tracks outcome data related to patient care.
* Develops a system to track and report clinical outcomes of the Rapid Response program
* Submit all reports to PCD or AVP on time.
* In collaboration with Associate Vice President, Patient Care Director and Staff Development, identifies staff learning needs and strategies for improving competencies.
* Provides staff development concerning diagnostic studies, disease entities, policy or procedural changes and other areas leading to an enhancement of knowledge or skills.
* 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.
* Support the Hospital in activities to promote health care and nursing.
* Conducts in-service education for hospital staff members on Rapid Response.
* Coordinate/conduct: Patient care conferences.
* Complete annual review and revision of programs goals and objectives.
* Serves as a clinical role model for nursing staff.
* Coordinates, supervises, and implements a variety of clinical and research protocols in support of Rapid Response care and research.
* Collects data and specimens from patients enrolled in research studies
* Coordinates evaluations of patients enrolled in clinical research studies.
* Works collaboratively with colleagues from all disciplines to identify Rapid Response patients.
* Supports and collaborates with each patient's primary nurse to provide individualized treatment plans.
* Employs a team approach to provide consistent care for all patients
* Emphasizes and supports continuity of care for patients.
* Access patient satisfaction through date reports and feedback from patients, families, staff and physicians.
* Plans and implements activities based on these results.
* Keeps Patient Care Director informed activities, needs, and problems.
* Collaborates with pertinent department heads to promote physical and equipment safety.
* Handle problems in a timely and appropriate manner, and report to the appropriate department head and Associate Vice President
* Provides consultation to healthcare providers and others to influence care plans, enhance ability to provide health care and affect change
* Defines the overall philosophy and objectives of nursing service in accordance with those of the hospital and interprets same to nursing personnel.
* Counsels, offers support and instructs staff in the integration of nursing and medical care of the patient.
* Serves as a leader and role model for staff and colleagues, providing consistent and effective direction and guidance.
* Responds effectively to changing circumstances to maximize opportunities or minimize problems.
* Coordinates and notifies administrative personnel when emergency situations develop. Refers non-emergency problems to the appropriate source.
* Explains and reinforces hospital and nursing policy when questions arise.
* Identifies proper action in the event of an emergency
* Serves as a member of the Rapid Response Team for identified emergency codes (Code Blue, Code Brain and Rapid Response Codes), to include assessment and intervention
* Maintains and promotes positive physician relationships.
* Collaborates with the medical staff to ensure the delivery of quality patient care.
* Advises, coordinates and/or refers problems of physicians to appropriate persons.
* Assists in the implementation of the medical therapeutic regime.


* Paid Major Holidays
* Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
* Sick Time
* Health Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
* Health Savings Account (HSA)
* Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
* Employee Wellness Benefits
* Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
* VHC Retirement Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Free onsite parking
* Commuter Benefits
* Career Coaching
* Family Leave
* 401(k) + Match
* and much more!

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , Rapid Response Nurse Coordinator (RN), Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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