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Working As A Nurse 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 Nurse Coordinator Do At Columbia University

* establish, implement, and monitor patient care standards; direct, coordinate, and monitor research protocol and research team activities.
* Responsible for monitoring Arterial line on the Research participants if needed.
* Collaborates with MRI Center staff and faculty to ensure proper communication.
* Ensures that all patient, patient's family, as well as coworkers receive prompt attention and are treated with respect no matter how limited the contact.
* Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, OSHA, Billing Compliance and safety guidelines.
* Ensures service excellence by becoming familiar with "Seven Principles of Behavior" and putting them into practice in carrying out job responsibilities.
* Provide coverage in other practice sites, as needed.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Nurse Coordinator Do At Brookdale Senior Living

* Manage the day-to-day healthcare operations of the community to ensure residents" healthcare needs are met, and assist in supervision of community staff
* Ensure residents are treated with respect and dignity, and ensuring quality care as residents healthcare needs change
* Ensure and conduct Personal Service Plan reviews and updates, according to Brookdale and state requirements, to ensure residents" service needs are met
* Oversee medication training, pharmacy management and medication supervision and or administration in the community
* Assist in the scheduling and follow through of physician visits

What Does A Nurse Coordinator Do At City of Hope

* Nurses Coordinators are characterized by their passion and compassion.
* They will plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate patient care in assigned department or program.
* They will perform all duties within the scope of licensure utilizing the nursing process.
* They will act as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects.
* Responsibilities include planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating allogeneic patient care.
* Collaborates with medical & nursing personnel, case management, social services, the HLA lab and the Allogeneic Financial Coordinator.
* This position requires a significant degree of independence & the ability to make professional decisions

What Does A Nurse Coordinator Do At Northwell Health

* Ensures optimal quality of care for all patients in the Division.
* Reviews all protocols to maintain quality control and patient safety, and to assist Physicians with patient's compliance.
* Assists staff with assessing patient needs and developing a plan of care and assures proper documentation of all treatments, Nursing assessments and patient reactions.
* Monitors study patient status and compiles clinical research data to determine effectiveness of treatments for the health system and affiliates.
* Reviews all protocol patient charts including physical exams, lab reports, radiographic films/scans surgery and reports for relevant information.
* Verifies that proper drug dosage and schedules have been followed and tests necessary for optimal evaluations are completed on a timely fashion.
* Evaluates, extracts and summarizes necessary data, accurately recording it on study forms and flow sheets for computer analysis.
* Submits all required data in a timely manner.
* Obtains follow-up information on patients according to a set schedule and recognizes and reports problems with protocol compliance to ensure prompt resolution.
* Instructs Department staff of appropriate Nursing techniques therefore ensuring that patients are eligible for a particular treatment.
* Collaborates with the Physicians in evaluation of all patients for programs.
* Ensures that appropriate baseline studies have been completed and the Physician has followed informed consent procedure and obtained necessary signatures.
* Oversees, orients and instructs Department staff to provide quality patient care and perform accurate research.
* Provides instruction in various protocols, necessary procedures, and possible complications.
* Ensures adequate staffing to meet program needs and provides a detailed orientation about the specific tasks relevant to research studies.
* Evaluates staff competence performance according to policy.
* Participates in the hiring and supervising of the staff.
* Assists in the hiring, training, disciplining, and supervision of staff.
* Assists in ensuring that performance appraisals are completed on a timely basis.
* Qualifications
* Bachelors Degree in Nursing, required.
* Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
* Minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience, required.
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), required.
* Our Culture
* Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore
* LIJ each and every day.
* As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork.
* It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do.
* Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow.
* Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals

What Does A Nurse Coordinator Do At New Hanover Regional Medical Center

* NHRMC Standards of Performance Ownership – responsible for all outcomes of efforts and actions Teamwork – demonstrates a willingness to assist co-workers and to accept additional assignments as requested to support the department efficiently by acting as a team player and working well with others Communication – acknowledge patients and co-workers, listen attentively while maintaining eye contact and speaking to them directly and respectfully Compassion – Be an advocate for patients, families and teammates.
* Show them you care and always follow up.
* Responsibility II: Patient Care Assumes responsibility for cardiac program clinic patient flow within the office setting Review cardiac program clinic patient schedule in advance to identify patients at higher risk for readmission with education needs with physician and plan for clinical day When applicable, escort patient to treatment room and perform basic routine testing Inform patients of results of testing and ongoing treatment plan after review with physician Answer / triage all clinical issues as deemed appropriate by the physician Ensures that patients have follow up testing and appointment with physician Develops a working relationship with referring physicians Responsibility III: Clinical Performs nursing assessments to gather data and identify the patient's needs for each episode of care Coordinates and communicates patient care needs for discharge planning in patient care conferences and with members of the health care team.
* Develop and implement an individualized plan of nursing care with the patient and family that will address the patient and family identified needs and concerns Collaborates with physicians and other health team members in coordinating the plan of care and facilitating patient outcomes Implements and evaluates the patient's response to care through assessment and reassessment and updates the plan of care Provides care based on established standards of practice, policies and protocols Demonstrates leadership by providing information as a resource nurse, mentor and coach Demonstrates critical thinking skills for problem solving and anticipating patient care needs.
* Documents assessments, delivery of care and patient's response to care in the medical record Provide information and facilitates patient/family teaching Assisting the physician with exams and minor office surgery Maintaining supplies, equipment, stocking and sterilizing instruments Recording accurate refrigerator temperature logs daily, as well as spore testing on Autoclave's Disposing of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards Performing accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times Maintains compliancy within regulatory agencies such as HIPAA, OSHA and CLIA and JCAHO if applicable Responsibility IV: Accountability of Patient Care Ensures that patients have all information and questions answered about their health and treatments received, to include future treatment plans Completes all documentation for observation, planning and evaluation of care provided to patients Assumes responsibility for tracking patient through radiology, laboratory and all other referrals Assists physician with History and Physical Logs and tracks outbound patient referrals to be reported to Site Manager Works with pharmacies and insurance companies on prior authorizations as needed Responsible for inventory of all sample medications, perform monthly inventory on expired medications, reports and disposes of accordingly Responsibility V: General Practice Duties Must maintain a current state license, including CPR Must have physical exam and annual TB skin testing Provide telephone coverage / daily patient call backs Assist front office staff with filing and other clerical needs PHI – refrain from discussing Patient Health Information in public in accordance with HIPAA guidelines and policies Ability and flexibility to cover various medical offices when needed Adheres to departmental dress codes as observed by director and wears picture identification badge, 100% of the time.
* Maintains continuing education requirements as required.

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How To Become A Nurse 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.


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.


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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Nurse Coordinator Career Paths

Nurse Coordinator
Registered Nurse Supervisor Nurse Manager
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager Nursing Director
Chief Nursing Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Director Of Clinical Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Registered Nurse Supervisor Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Clinical Manager Service Director Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Case Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Nurse Case Manager Career Manager
Managed Care Director
8 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Adjunct Instructor Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Nurse Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Unit Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Patient Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Manager Nursing Director Patient Care Manager
Patient Relations Director
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager General Manager
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Registered Nurse Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Case Manager Clinical Coordinator
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator
Senior Clinical Research Associate
10 Yearsyrs
Family Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse Nursing Director
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Nurse Coordinator Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

  • Tagalog

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Gujarati

  • Somali

  • Igbo

  • Armenian

  • Filipino

  • Malayalam

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Real Nurse Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
MDS Nurse/Coordinator Beverly West Healthcare LLC Los Angeles, CA Mar 31, 2016 $102,263
Nursing Coordinator The New York and Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY May 17, 2010 $97,000
Nursing Coordinator The New York and Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY Aug 30, 2010 $97,000
Transplant Nurse Coordinator Emory Healthcare Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 16, 2014 $78,832
Nurse Coordinator Housing Works Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2014 $77,813
Nurse Coordinator Housing Works Inc. New York, NY Jul 01, 2013 $73,507
Fertility RN Research Nurse Coordinator Integramed America, Inc. Rockville, MD Oct 14, 2011 $68,952
Nursing Coordinator Charles B. Wang Community Health Center NY Sep 29, 2010 $68,464
Nurse Coordinator St. Barnabas Nursing Home New York, NY Feb 15, 2013 $67,000
Nurse Coordinator St. Barnabas Nursing Home New York, NY Jul 01, 2012 $66,159
Nurse Coordinator St. Barnabas Nursing Home New York, NY Feb 15, 2010 $66,159
Fertility Registered Nurse Coordinator Integramed America, Inc. Washington, DC May 18, 2015 $65,000
Nursing Coordinator 2Carefor Pittsburgh, PA Jan 01, 2010 $65,000
Nursing Coordinator 2Carefor Pittsburgh, PA Jan 10, 2010 $65,000
Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinator Bluff Enterprises Folsom, CA Sep 08, 2013 $64,875
Registered Nurse Coordinator Flushing Endoscopy Center, LLC NY Sep 30, 2013 $64,572
Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinator Glencrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Ltd. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $64,000
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 14, 2013 $63,987
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 03, 2016 $63,654
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 09, 2016 $63,654
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 08, 2014 $61,754
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 12, 2012 $60,836
Nurse Coordinator Caring Professional Health Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 26, 2011 $60,836
RN Coordinator II (Registered Nurse) Intermountain Healthcare Park City, UT Jul 15, 2014 $56,119

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Top Nurse Coordinator Skills

  1. RN
  2. Telephone Triage
  3. Health Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Use government credit card to purchase office supplies from outside officer suppliers.
  • Performed telephone triage for busy psychiatric residency training program.
  • Work collaboratively with patients, their families and health care providers to facilitate Stroke Care and prevention throughout patient care.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.
  • Work w/safety committee, infection control committee attending monthly meetings and report as needed on employee health.

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