Nurse Coordinator Clinical/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Patient Transfer Facilitator coordinates the placement of all admissions and transfers to UK
Chandler / Good Samaritan in accordance with the clinical
standard guidelines. Is responsible for ensuring that the patient is
admitted to the most appropriate bed available using current admission criteria.
Follows protocols for direct acceptance of specific patient population.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total,comprehensive, continuous patient centered care which includes:
assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and
evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient
care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing
Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies
and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore,
this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and
the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected
patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in
conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring
patient satisfaction.
The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship
between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK
HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting
a positive image while adhering to the following UK HealthCare Behavioral
Expectations and Standards:
• Customer Centered - A customer is every person we come into
contact with during our workday.
• Service Focused - Being flexible, courteous and respectful while
anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers.
• Quality Driven - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our
desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer
we serve.
• Resource Wise - Careful, efficient and responsible management of
our resources is vital to our success.
• Growth Oriented - Attract, develop and retain highly skilled and
competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and
promote the growth of UK HealthCare.

Job Title
Nurse Coordinator Clinical/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Patient Transfer Facilitator

Department Name
H3280:Command Center

Work Location
Chandler Hospital

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds occasionally and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


Day/Evening shifts with Holidays and Weekends as required by the department


Microsoft Access, Excel
Clinical Judgement
Conflict Resolution
Management of resources
Customer Service
Problem Solving
Manage work flow
Patient through put
The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslow's eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordon's Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swanson's Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Strongly prefer a candidate with BSN and 5-6 years RN experience. Prior coordination experience and a minimum of 18 months of critical care experience also preferred

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your current Nursing Educational Level.
    • New Graduate
    • Diploma
    • ADN
    • BSN
    • MSN
    • PhD or DNP
  2. * Are you currently employed as a registered nurse at UK HealthCare Chandler/UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your current licensure status.
    • None
    • Current KY RN License
    • Current compact state RN licensure
    • Current non-compact state RN licensure
    • New Graduate within 6 months or Provisional License
    • Valid KY Temporary Work Permit
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Careerbuilder
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter


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