Childrens Hospital Surgical Clinical Program Coordinator
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-11
The CPCCS is fundamental to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the children’s surgical program. The CPCCS works in close collaboration with the MDCS and complements the director’s efforts. A constructive, mutually supportive relationship among these key leaders is important to the success of the program.
The CPCCS, a full-time registered nurse, is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to providing care to children with surgical needs. The CPCCS must play an active role in the administration and review of children’s surgical care from admission through discharge (CD 4–20). The CPCCS assumes day-to-day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing and ancillary personnel and assists the MDCS in carrying out the same functions for the physicians. Accountability for all activities of the surgical program resides with the medical director. The role of the CPCCS in the educational, clinical, research, administrative, and outreach activities of the surgical program is determined by the needs of the MDCS and the institution.
The administrative and budgetary support needed for the CPCCS depends on the size of the program. Relevant data collection and analysis is required and must be appropriately staffed. A comparable level of administrative assistant and clinical nursing personnel helps fulfill needs for outreach, concurrent case review, and discharge planning. The data-collection personnel, administrative assistant, and surgical nurse clinician(s) should be supervised by the CPCCS.
Coordinate management across the continuum of children’s surgical care, which includes planning and implementation of clinical protocols and practice-management guidelines, monitoring care of in hospital patients, and serving as a resource for clinical practice.
Provide intra-facility and regional professional staff development, participate in case review, implement practice guidelines, and direct community-education programs.
Monitor clinical processes and outcomes and system issues related to the quality of care provided; develop quality filters, audits, and case reviews; identify trends and sentinel events; and help outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality.
Manage, as appropriate, the operational, and financial aspects of the children’s surgical program. Serve as a liaison to administration and represent the children’s surgical program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal care management.
Supervision of data collection
Supervise collection, coding, and developing processes for validation and analysis of data. Design and oversee the data collection to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, and research while protecting confidentiality.
Consulting and liaison
Stabilize the complex network of many disciplines that work in concert to provide high-quality children’s surgical care. Serve as an internal resource for staff in all departments, and act as an extended liaison for other system entities.
Be involved in research projects, analysis, and distribution of findings. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, feedback, and analysis, and understand the requirements of research oversight.
Community and national engagement in children’s surgical care systems
Participate in the development of children’s surgical care systems at the community, state, provincial, or national levels.Position Compensation Range: $67,849.60 - $108,555.20 Annual
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from accredited nursing program.
Experience: In addition to administrative ability, must show evidence of educational preparation and three years of clinical experience in the care of patients with surgical needs (CD 4–19), with a minimum of 16 hours of pediatric continuing education per year (or 48 hours over the 3-year period prior to application).
Licensure: Must be a registered nurse and currently licensed to practice in the State of Virginia
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.