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Providence RN Sepsis Program Nurse Coordinator in Mission Hills, California


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Sepsis Program Nurse Coordinator (Full-Time/Day 8 hour Shifts) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Sepsis Program who will be accountable for the overall management, leadership, and direction of the clinical and operational activities of the Sepsis program in accordance with Providence Holy Cross's Health Mission and Core Values. The Coordinator will work to create an environment that fosters a multidisciplinary team and collaborative approach to care, treatment and follow-up that achieves operational and clinical "Best Practice." The Coordinator works with department directors, leaders, and caregivers and oversees the daily operations of the Sepsis program; assisting nursing, medical and ancillary staff in providing quality care outcomes for the care of patients with sepsis. The Coordinator sustains excellent performance and tracks and reports impact of sepsis care delivery on patients' quality of life; always striving to improve, in partnership with all departments. They will also support efforts in error reduction, physician and nurse enrichment/satisfaction, length of stay measures and patient care resource management. Other responsibilities as assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Project an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.

  • Collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer and appropriate physician directors/leadership to address practice concerns relating to practice.

  • Collaborate with: Information Technology and Clinical Informatics on the functionality and content for sepsis order sets; and Business Intelligence on accuracy and usability of dashboards.

  • Maintain active involvement in additional committees and performance improvement teams as necessary

  • Other

  • Participate in Southern California Regional Sepsis Collaborative for improved outcomes for our broader population with Providence St. Joseph’s Health.

  • Present updates on the sepsis program to Senior Leadership/Board as appropriate.

  • Engage in research opportunities and facilitates submission of professional abstracts/poster presentations and journal articles to professional affiliates.

  • Establish and maintains relationships with the multidisciplinary team.

  • Co-leads the sepsis committee with the quality department: provides feedback to the multidisciplinary team on current state data and quality metrics as well as provides the group with updates regarding progress on process improvement initiatives. Directs small group work to promote continuous improvement among the various areas hospital-wide.

  • Leadership/Regional and National Presence

  • Review and develop Patient Care Services policies, procedures, and protocols as appropriate.

  • Support the mission and Vision of the Department of Patient Care Services and Saint John’s Health Center.

  • Perform detailed case reviews and root cause analyses for major deviations from protocol.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with sepsis protocol hospital-wide. Extracts and drills down on sepsis data from protocol variances to identify opportunities for process improvement.

  • Provide leadership, management, and accountability across the network of Sepsis/Infection Certification process through the Joint Commission or DNV. This includes survey readiness, ongoing standards, reporting, and application.

  • Work collaboratively with patients and families across the entire continuum of care, providing support, education, and resources to meet their individual needs.

  • Patient Tracking and Compliance Monitoring

  • Facilitatescontinual development and refinement of the sepsis protocol and promotes adoption of national standards and best practices in the management of sepsis patients.

  • Collaborate with performance improvement on major organization initiatives surrounding the value index, including readmission and mortality reduction efforts.

  • Monitor local, national and global trends in Sepsis Management and makes appropriate recommendations for the development of performance improvement initiatives.

  • Process/Performance Improvement

  • Maintain detailed records for potential CMS validation.

  • Abstract sepsis charts and monitors compliance with CMS core measure bundle elements. Identifies opportunities for improvement and develops action plans to maximize measure compliance.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data surrounding the sepsis patients to close gaps between documentation, coding, clinical care, and outcomes.

  • Data Collection and Analysis

  • Develop and maintain content for an in-depth sepsis course regarding the pathophysiology of sepsis, screening tools, and PSJHC’s protocol for treatment. Educates all new-hire nurses. Provides customized education to specialized units including ED, OR, and critical-care

  • Collaborate with nursing services and medical staff in identifying educational needs, providing education, and ensuring competency of the clinicians caring for patients with sepsis.

  • Function ad a patient advocate by performing real-time patient tracking, intervening when appropriate to ensure best patient outcomes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Current California Registered Nurse License

  • Current BLS Certificate

  • Current ACLS Certificate

  • Current nursing specialty board certification as a CNS, CNL, NPD-BC, RN-BC, CCRN, CEN, or equivalent. If not certified, board certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

  • 3 years Inpatient clinical nursing practice or

  • 5 years Inpatient clinical nursing practice if candidate possesses a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with specialty training as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), or Nursing Education.

  • Experienced in use of desktop software such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and AccessProficient in project management or database management and competent in problem solving, listening, providing feedback and organizational skills

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

  • Independent judgment and responsible decision-making skills.

  • Effective public relations skills.

  • Ability to do intense activity over a prolonged period of time.

  • Demonstrates ability to work in conflict situations with calm and ease.

  • Can deal with multiple priorities.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience as a program coordinator, nursing leadership position or educator

  • Experience in statistical analysis

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 281866