Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Sepsis Coordinator is a key member of the UWMC Sepsis Committee which is responsible for developing, implementing, and analyzing system-wide, interdepartmental, multi-disciplinary care processes for early detection and treatment of septic patients. The Sepsis Coordinator works in collaboration with all members of the healthcare team through consistent daily clinical patient rounds to ensure that patients receive comprehensive and timely treatment interventions consistent with hospital best practice recommendations and to assist in the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of care delivery for sepsis patients. The Coordinator also functions as an educator for patients, families and hospital staff providing care to septic or potentially septic patients.
Serve as a consultant and advisor to personnel at all levels for management of sepsis within the University of Washington Medical Center.
Facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the Sepsis program including all systems necessary for the multidisciplinary approach throughout the continuum of care.
Make regular rounds on sepsis patients to evaluate appropriateness of orders, treatment plans, nursing intervention, physician documentation and compliance with the Sepsis bundle to assure that all patients receive comprehensive and timely treatment interventions that are consistent with best practice guidelines.
Develop and maintain relationships with unit and department staff and managers, faculty, and administrative staff to ensure coordination of infection prevention and sepsis care management related activities, programs and policies.
Collaborate with hospital leaders, faculty and staff to identify ongoing care concerns and quality of care issues for complex problems and develop strategies for improvement.
Review quality and safety indicators to facilitate implementation of continuous improvement based on new developments in theory and practice of quality improvement processes.
Develop sepsis related educational materials and resources for faculty and staff.
Collaborate with other members of the Sepsis Committee, Center for Clinical Excellence staff, Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship to identify improvement opportunities and interventions.
Current WA State RN license. Baccalaureate of Science in nursing, microbiology or a related field. 5 years of clinical acute care experience. 2 years clinical leadership experience; e.g. nurse manager/assistant nurse manager, charge, preceptor. Strong customer service / project management focus. Strong interpersonal skills.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Flexibility in meeting workload demands, some evening/night and weekend rotation required.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.