Clinical Nursing Coordinator Salary
Women account for the majority of Clinical Nursing Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $33.37 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Clinical Nursing Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Clinical Nursing Coordinator
Clinical nursing coordinators work primarily for hospitals, and a bachelor's degree in nursing is generally required for this position. Applicants must have graduated from an approved school of nursing and hold national certification, and should also be licensed by the state in which they practice. They are also responsible for re-certification as necessary and maintaining working knowledge of clinical skills.Read More...
Flexibility is important in this position, as they may work at night, on weekends or holidays, or on a rotating basis, and strong verbal and written communication skills are important in this position. Because clinical nursing coordinators may communicate directly with patients and their families, interpersonal skills are also important and they must support positive working relationships.The ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary team members is highly beneficial to provide excellent care for all patients, and they must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team environment.
This job may involve potential exposure to chemicals and infectious environmental hazards, and clinical nursing coordinators must follow their company's procedures and guidelines at all times and perform effectively in stressful situations. Some employers require candidates to be able to lift or move weight up to 50 pounds and keep their skills up-to-date by attending training classes and conferences. They may also call alternate nurses when scheduled nurses are absent and train new or younger clinical nurses.
Clinical Nursing Coordinator Tasks
- Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
- Institute emergency procedures as necessary.
- Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
- Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
- Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nursing Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Clinical Nursing Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $67K. Clinical Nursing Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.