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Working As A Clinical Care Coordinator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $76,060

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Care Coordinator Do

A Clinical Care Coordinator manages the day-to-day clinical operations of the facility. They are responsible for ensuring the provision of quality care services that meet the needs of the patients.

How To Become A Clinical Care Coordinator

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Education

In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.

Advancement

Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Clinical Care Coordinator Career Paths

Clinical Care Coordinator
Clinical Manager Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Nursing Director Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager Nursing Director
Chief Nursing Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Registered Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Nursing Director Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Family Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Case Manager Social Worker
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Clinical Coordinator Registered Nurse Supervisor Career Manager
Managed Care Director
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Manager Program Director Specialist
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Patient Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Services Director Career Manager Patient Care Manager
Patient Relations Director
10 Yearsyrs
Clinical Services Director Chief Executive Officer Practice Manager
Patient Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Clinical Coordinator Nurse Manager
Registered Nurse Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Coordinator Clinician Speech Language Pathologist
Rehab Director
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Patient Care Technician Licensed Practical Nurse
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Clinical Care Coordinator Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    80.6%
  • Male

    16.9%
  • Unknown

    2.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.9%
  • Asian

    8.7%
  • Unknown

    2.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    58.2%
  • French

    6.4%
  • Mandarin

    3.6%
  • Hindi

    2.7%
  • Vietnamese

    2.7%
  • Armenian

    2.7%
  • Russian

    2.7%
  • Dakota

    2.7%
  • Swedish

    1.8%
  • Korean

    1.8%
  • Navajo

    1.8%
  • Portuguese

    1.8%
  • Chinese

    1.8%
  • German

    1.8%
  • Urdu

    1.8%
  • Polish

    1.8%
  • Turkish

    0.9%
  • Gujarati

    0.9%
  • Hebrew

    0.9%
  • Khmer

    0.9%
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Real Clinical Care Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Clinical Care Coordinator Providence Rest New York, NY Jul 12, 2010 $87,654
Clinical Care Coordinator/Rn Providence Rest New York, NY Jul 12, 2010 $87,654
Clinical Care Coordinator Universal Medical Records Information Network Corp New York, NY Aug 20, 2014 $78,075
Clinical Care Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry, LLC New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $76,092
Clinical Care Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry, LLC New York, NY Jun 20, 2011 $73,902
Clinical Care Coordinators Caregivers Home Health Services, Inc. Falls Church, VA Sep 30, 2010 $63,779
Clinical Care Coordinator La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. DBA La Casa Family He Roswell, NM Aug 06, 2012 $60,000
Clinical Resident In Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jun 26, 2011 $59,473
Clinical Resident In Pulmonary and Critical Care M Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jul 02, 2011 $59,473
Clinical Care Coordinator Pike Creek Healthcare Services Wilmington, DE May 27, 2010 $59,259
Clinical Care Coordinator Pike Creek Healthcare Services Wilmington, DE Jun 10, 2010 $59,259
Clinical Resident In Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jul 02, 2011 $54,925
Clinical Resident In Critical Care Medicine-Anes Mayo Clinic Rochester Rochester, MN Jun 26, 2010 $54,912
Clinical Resident In Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester Rochester, MN Jun 26, 2010 $52,641
Clinical Resident In Critical Care Internal Medici Mayo Clinic Rochester Rochester, MN Jun 26, 2010 $52,641
Clinical Care Coordinator Seminole Hospital District of Gaines County Seminole, TX Feb 15, 2011 $47,187
Clinical Care Coordinator Covenant House Missouri Saint Louis, MO Jan 09, 2016 $37,000
Resident In Emergency & Clinical Care Tufts University Grafton, MA Jul 15, 2016 $34,184

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Top Skills for A Clinical Care Coordinator

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Top Clinical Care Coordinator Skills

  1. Care Coordinator
  2. Patient Care Plans
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and advanced the role and responsibilities of the clinical care coordinator within the company to assist and enhance physician efficiency.
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Case managed facility based infusion therapy patients.
  • Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the Clinical Nurse Liaison on a primary health care team.
  • Facilitate placement of patients from community emergency rooms and medical units to inpatient psychiatric treatment.

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