SAFTeam Nurse Coordinator (1.0FTE, Evenings)

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Category: Nursing Staff
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Evenings
Req: 13816
FTE: 1

Nursing Staff

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Evening Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The SAFTeam Nurse Coordinator provides support to the Strengthening Alliances with Families Team (SAFTeam).  The SAFTeam assists care teams with management of disruptive patients and family members and is an important element of the Organization's approach to addressing workplace violence.  The Nurse Coordinator provides assessments and management of situations where a parent or other family member's behavior is impacting the ability of the care team to provide care safely. In addition, the Nurse Coordinator provides assessment and coordination of behavioral care for patients with developmental impairment or psychiatric conditions who are at risk for aggressive behavior.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital's policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

* Assesses patients at risk of aggressive behavior secondary to primary diagnosis to psychiatric disorders and autism spectrum or other developmental disorders and develops behavioral safety plans to reduce risk of patient and staff injury by reviewing charts, observing patientcare interactions, discussing issues with providers and family members.

* Reviews reports to determine if there are any new concerns regarding patients or their families.

* Participates in rounding with care teams with patients and/or families that have needs for behavioral interventions.

* Collaborates with care teams to ensure patients and families understand a unified message and a clear delivery of behavioral goals.

* Develops behavioral plans and strategies for patient care with the care team.

* Provides consultation to teams working with family member(s) whose behavior is disruptive to care. Potential interventions range from providing guidance to care teams regarding effective communication approaches in difficult situations, to direct interventions with family members who are displaying a range of behaviors that are disruptive.

* Collaborates with social workers, administrative nursing supervisors, psychiatry, and security services on implementation of safety plans for the management of disruptive and aggressive behavior in patients and/or family members.

* Provides education and training to Stanford Children's Health's team members on workplace violence, including training on de-escalation skills and management of disruptive behavior. 

* Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.

* Participates in quality improvement initiatives by being involved in various workplace improvement and safety committees.

* Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two (2) years of relevant work experience.

License/Certification: Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

* Ability to recognize and considers age-specific needs of patients.

* Ability to effectively communicate and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.

* Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

* Knowledge of naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions.

* Ability to be culturally competent and clinically sensitive for treatment of families from diverse backgrounds with high levels of stress.

* Knowledge of functional assessment for treatment of patients displaying severe challenging behaviors.

* Ability to work closely with medical teams in a multidisciplinary approach.

* Ability to conduct functional behavioral assessments and design, implement and monitor behavior intervention plans.

* Ability to assist patients and their parents in acquiring academic, social, and adaptive life skills.

Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.