Registered Nurse Sepsis Coordinator Full Time Days Ocala at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/17/2022


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    Ocala, FL
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Job Description


Registered Nurse Sepsis Coordinator AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Ocala

  • Horse Capital of the World
  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
  • Spectacular springs throughout the county 

Work Hours/Shift: 

  • Full Time/ Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Evaluates delivery of care system.
  • Assure compliance with quality measures through concurrent and retrospective review, identification of deficiencies, and implementing corrective actions through education of staff.
  • Assists in providing staff education related to sepsis.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of research protocols
  • Will serve as co-chair of the monthly sepsis meeting, draft the meeting agenda/meeting minutes.
  • Coaches and mentors staff and communicate information to Team members
  • Acts as a resource to the Education Team
  • Liaison to ED; participates and provide reports to the ED staff, provides support
  • Liaison to ICU (and any department) house wide re: any information related to Sepsis and the care of patients


  • The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies.  Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative associations along with management and supervisory skills are inherent in the position.  The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential.  Written, computer, telephone skills and manual dexterity are required. 
  • The Sepsis Coordinator coordinates the Sepsis Program by working with the Medical Staff through professional relationships with Physician Champions, Intensivists, Emergency Physicians and other medical/support staff for maintenance and growth of the program. The Sepsis Coordinator attends/ supports Sepsis Program meetings and is responsible for the evaluation of outcomes, policy and protocol development, review of coding practices, review and implementation of current best practices through networking and ongoing education, and to provide input into enhancement of current Sepsis Program.  The Coordinator will facilitate process improvement activities which includes assignment to various departments for required follow up on outcomes. The Coordinator is responsible to track, report and submit hospital sepsis data to the Quality Department and national benchmarking agency(s) and tracks/encourages the utilization of sepsis order sets. The Coordinator will consult with the multidisciplinary healthcare team and patients during hospitalization.  The Coordinator is responsible for the collaboration and development of patient teaching materials. The Coordinator will collaborate with Staff Development regarding care of the sepsis patient in the development of related materials. 
  • Role essentials:
    • This person(s) will be a nurse and an employee of FHO, with a background of the following areas: Emergency Nursing, Critical Care, Quality Management or Process Improvement.  Interpersonal and management skills in order to deal with complex management problems a must. Communicates effectively with unit and administrative personnel, physicians, a variety of other hospital staff and persons within the community.  Advanced knowledge and expertise in providing care in order to oversee others and serve as effective resource at a level normally acquired through two or three years of progressive experience.   A high level of critical thinking and analytical skills to make management decisions that impact the Program. Ability to make recommendations for consideration on departmental issues. 
    • Ability to integrate the knowledge of teaching principles and counseling techniques in order to direct the growth of the unit staff. Requires a high level of organizational skills, effective time management and delegation strategies that include the ability to rapidly prioritize and adjust work flow according to changing unit needs. Demonstrate innovativeness in application of current evidence based practice.
    • Possesses a strong clinical acumen in sepsis and emergency care and the requisite level of technical and professional knowledge in nursing. 
    • Ability to multi-task is essential. 
    • Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations. 
    • Possess orientation to detail
    • Be proficient in computer skills
    • Be adept as a change agent.  


  • BSN required/MSN preferred
  • Minimum of 2yrs Critical Care experience
  • Strong knowledge base of Sepsis a must as well as a strong understanding of ICU patients


  • Florida State License as a RN
  • Current BCLS, ACLS


The Sepsis Coordinator is a health care professional who works in collaboration with the medical and hospital staff to provide multidisciplinary care to the septic patient. The Sepsis Coordinator provides clinical, professional expertise for patients, families, staff members and to healthcare providers. The scope of practice includes ensuring organized care is provided to the patient with sepsis with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The Coordinator also functions as a resource and coordinates in critical care/sepsis patient care management and outcomes.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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