Are you looking for a health care career that extends beyond patient care without excluding it entirely? Do you want a career that allows you to use your management skills, your communication skills and your creativity? Then a career as a clinical coordinator may just be the right choice for you.
What is a clinical coordinator?
A clinical coordinator is to a hospital or clinic what an office manager is to a bank or an insurance company. At a hospital or clinic, the clinical coordinator organizes and oversees the daily activities and duties of the facility, managing staff; communicating with staff, patients and family; and ensuring that the facility offers the highest level of patient care. Some facilities may have a single clinical coordinator, whereas larger facilities will likely have several clinical coordinators, one for every department.
Clinical coordinator job description
The clinical coordinator performs a variety of clinical and managerial duties in a hospital or other large health care facility. He or she coordinates care for patients, acting as a liaison between departments as well as between patients and their families and health care professionals. He or she also trains and supervises staff; creates policies for clinic employees and sees that these policies are followed.
Another aspect of a clinical coordinator’s job is to create and implement a budget and make sure the facility has all of the supplies it needs.
Depending on the size of the health care facility, the facility may have more than one clinical coordinator. Often hospitals will have at least one clinical nurse coordinator who supervises the nurses in their department, trains new nurses and ensures that patient procedures are being followed.
What are the requirements to be a clinical coordinator?
To be considered for a job as a clinical coordinator, a candidate must have a degree in nursing or health care administration and experience working in a hospital or clinic. A bachelor’s degree is preferred and many clinical coordinators have masters degrees. It’s also helpful to have good time-management skills, organizational skills, communication skills and good working knowledge of medical terminology, medical coding and HIPAA regulations. A good clinical coordinator needs to be a good leader, so past managerial or other leadership experience is helpful. Most health care facilities also require that all staff have a current CPR certification, so they can administer aid to patients in the event of an emergency.
Why should I be a clinical coordinator?
A career as a clinical coordinator gives you the freedom to make your mark on how health care is practiced at your facility. From sourcing top health care professionals to communicating effectively with families during a time of stress, this career allows you to make a difference in your community.
Clinical Coordinator Jobs in California Continue to Rise
Eisenhower Health is offering up to a $15k sign-on bonus for RNs in California. Relocation is a major career decision, and we want to help our nurses achieve a healthy work-life balance. Apply today to receive great benefits and jumpstart your career at Eisenhower Health.
Where are clinical coordinator jobs near me?
Eisenhower Health, located in Southern California’s sunny Coachella Valley, is a world-class medical center where top health care professionals can be a part of an outstanding team that’s dedicated to providing outstanding patient care. As a clinical coordinator, you can be instrumental in shaping the policies that meet and exceed those high standards. We invite you to see what the Eisenhower Health difference is all about. Apply for our available clinical coordinator jobs.
Originally posted on 8/3/2022