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Central Staffing Coordinator - Central Staffing Office

at Sheppard Pratt Health System

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 107077

Job Description


Central Staffing Office

Full Time (benefits eligible)

Evenings with rotating weekends



High School/GED

2 years of experience required

As a Central Staffing Coordinator, you will:

· Assist in coordinating the schedules and assignments of nursing staff, including per diem/float pool and regular personnel on units and Central Staffing Office Drivers.

· Follow Clinical Services policies and practices to make staffing adjustments in response to employee call outs and changes in staffing needs.

· Delegate duties and communicates staffing changes, either directly or through Central Staffing Assistants.

· Make staffing decisions based on specified polices/practices, which include consideration of the planned staffing guidelines for units; unit acuity and needs specific to the shift; knowledge, skills and competencies of staff; and unit staffing budgets.

· Maintain documentation of unit staffing changes and patterns; compiles data for reports as needed.

· Prepare and modify nursing schedules as needed.

· Administer on-call rotation for after-hours call-outs and scheduling changes.

· Orient and train new department and nurse managers/unit staff to central staffing policies and practices.


· High school diploma and 2-3 years' administrative/clinical work experience in a clinical setting, including at least one year of staffing experience. Must demonstrate:

o understanding of patient acuity and staffing needs to address it;

o hours of care standards;

o experience with clinical/administrative policy administration;

o strong verbal and written communication skills;

o ability to perform arithmetic computation and maintain accurate data;

o ability to manage a high call volume;

o ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

· Effective interpersonal skills to efficiently collect critical information for recommending changes in nursing staff schedules; to interact effectively with nursing management and staff at all levels; and to clearly communicate staffing changes (51-80% of work time).

· Problem-solving abilities sufficient to effectively follow established policy that requires multiple considerations: patient acuity, use of qualified staff, most efficient use of resources, and fair treatment of employees.

· Constant (more than 80% of work time) adaptation to multiple demands for the individual's time and energy and produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue.

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