Inpatient Direct Care Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R20542
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), the region’s only level 1 trauma center and pediatric trauma center is looking for a Nurse Coordinator to join our Adult Emergency Department!

Clinical (nurse) Coordinator: Develops/facilitates systems approach to care delivery for a given patient population across care continuum. Assumes leadership role in planning and implementing clinical initiatives that improve quality, efficiency and cost of care delivery. Partners closely with multidisciplinary team and identified physician leaders to optimize patient outcomes and evidenced based practice. Reports to nursing or service line director.

Job Responsibilities: 

  •  Partners with identified medical leaders to develop and implement expert clinical care delivery systems for a defined patient population or service.
  • Demonstrates outstanding clinical and service delivery and utilizes critical thinking, problem solving and expert knowledge to identify and facilitate systems improvements with a strong focus on health promotion, risk reduction and population-based health care.
  • Assumes leadership role in planning and implementing clinical initiatives and quality improvements that demonstrate effective positive progress in key performance metrics such as patient satisfaction, LOS, cost/case and staff engagement or others as defined by program goals
  • Collaborates with inter-professional team members to enhance outcomes across the continuum of care by utilizing, critiquing and/or conducting research to promote evidenced based practice.
  • Identifies high risk patient care issues and trends and implements interventions to achieve optimal/benchmark quality outcomes.
  • Assumes leadership role in population based clinical strategic planning and participates on key committees related to that planning
  •  Establishes collaborative relationships with regional providers ( primary care, post acute) and local community organizations to advance population health across region
  • Develops and provides clinical education to direct care clinical staff, cross continuum inter-professional team members as well as patients and families.
  • Participates in community education and awareness campaigns to advance population based health initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable about health care /payment reform and its impact on given population. Participates in creating novel delivery models to meet changing regulations and mandates.
  •  Provides concurrent chart review, coordination of care/testing, patient/family education for inpatient stroke population
  • Partners with regional EMS and non BH hospitals to facilitiate stroke protocols and timely transfers
  • Provides post discharge follow up and education through telephone/telemedicine
  • Coordinates and runs Stroke Support Group
  • Coordinates and runs multidicisplinary Stroke committee meetings to study performance, and improve patient care/flow processes
  • Assists with support of Telestroke network
  • Participates and assists in development of community education for stroke education and prevention
  • Partners with Neuroscience Outcomes Manager in data collection and analysis for stroke program quality and performance improvement initiatives. Participates on and reports PI to neurosciences PI team and stroke model of care/quality team.
  • Participates in the development and management of policies, procedures and regulatory requirements to maintain certification/accreditation
  • Participates in stroke related research projects


  • Location: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA

  • Dept: Adult Emergency Department

  • Hours: Full Time, 40 hours

  • Evening Shift


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts

  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification

  • Experience in a critical care setting

  • Minimum 5 years of experience

  • Bachelors required, Masters preferred

All correspondence can be directed to:

Jessica Morse

Healthcare Recruiter

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Bachelor of Arts (Required)


Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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