Clinical Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    I'm back, Can anyone explain the Clinical Coordinator position? What's the job class or Grade vs a Staff RN?

    Just got voluntold that I'll become the Clinical Coordinator, new title,
    and as you guessed it, with no extra pay.

    I guess I'll have to take this or I'll not be a good team player.

    So many titles with no extra pay.

    Why is there a posting for this position if there is no increase in wages? Are they just going through the motion, and voluntolding RN on the floor that they will now become the Clinical Coordinator? Is this happening in other facilities?

    Has anyone been hired just for this position only?

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  2. 16 Comments...

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    A Clinical Coordinator is a huge responsibility. I'd have a very difficult time accepting it without extra compensation. You are in charge of all the patients. You have to keep reports of the trending of lab values, anemia management, new admissions, quality control reports, teammate schedules, quarterly reports, and oh so much more.
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    Have you watched the Suze Orman show on television, the guru financial counselor? I don't recall everything she said about women and asking for a salary increase ... But the gist of it was that women should value their time, skills and contributions, and ask for a salary increase. I'm not sure what a clinical coordinator is, but suspect the non clinical coordinator, MBA or administrator sharing job responsibilities is getting paid well. Perhaps, you are being volunteered for the job, because you have been doing it without the title or the pay. It's time to ask for a salary increase if you are offered title. (I'm guessing you are female, if not disregard message).
    NDXUFan likes this.
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    Well, just today, I did agree to this position and I was told this is a (lateral) position meaning no pay increase.
    I did ask for a raise and the management told me no, no pay increase because I was already doing it.

    I was also told that if I didn't accept this title, that the other nurse who is in line to take my job, will be offered this position. I should have told her she could have it, now I feel like emailing my FA and telling her I thought about it and really don't feel right about this position it's not right for me. What are they going to do, but make my life miserable, and send me to another unit that's managed horrible.
    Do I feel like I have been taken advantage of? YES

    Do I feel like a loser? YES

    Am I a female? YES

    I was told that when my evaluation comes up in Sept. that they'll adjust my wage, to reflect a nurse of my experience. I'm not holding my breath. I'm sure it will be a whopping 48 cents, 2% increase and they'll think I should be so greatful for that since times are tough.
    Seriously thinking of emailing my FA to cancel this position.
    Now I don't know how long a person has to decline a position.
    NDXUFan likes this.
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    Times are not that tough anymore, especially for experienced nurses. The Clinical Coordinator position is a another position with more responsibility and is not the same as being a Staff or Charge, and as such, you should be compensated appropriately. Management is taking advantage of the situation and using scare tactics (eg "other nurse will do it") to enforce compliance. Although dialysis is a small world, there are many opportunities. You have to follow your instinct and ultimately, do what is best for you and what you can live with.
    NDXUFan likes this.
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    They mentioned that they need that title on the paycheck in case they get checked up from the state or other entities that indeed there is a clinical coordinator at this facility. Again they both said I will be doing nothing different than what I have been doing such as monitoring lab trends, vital signs, weight and such, I am the anemia manager, infection control manager, adequacy manager, back up FA, head nurse and more that I can't remember.
    I already agreed to this position on Friday, don't know if I can refuse anymore.

    I guess it will look good on my resume.

    Yes I do know that management is taking advantage of me, since this position was posted. I did get in touch with the recruiter,the one that called me at the facility, but one of the managers got in touch with him first and he would only say I needed to talk with R and B and why was I not talking with R and B, I told him R said that this position would not pay anymore and that she said I was already doing this job so why would I receive an increase in wage. I asked him if he could at least tell me the job class or grade and he again said I needed to talk with R and B about that. So no help from him. I asked if R contacted him and he did say yes.
    I don't know where to go from here, except I agreed to this position.
    Thanks for responding
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    I just can't imagine working for an FA, having a large load of clinical responsibilities, and not getting compensated for it. I don't know what the FA responsibilities are, never having worked with one. However the, facility administrator, non nursing, position appears like a way to take advantage of an RN. If you are mostly happy in your present position and already performing the job, you may want to continue working with the coordinator title for awhile, so you can use it if you decide to apply for another position in the future. Working for Corporate America today, is almost like swimming with the sharks. I was asked to train my replacement for a position once. Of course, I refused to do it. Too bad it didn't work out for the company or my replacement.
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    That's what I thought just continue working with the Clinical Coordinator title for awhile and I plan on applying elsewhere d/t the fact that I can't take too much more titles with no pay. Who can be happy when you know that your being taken advantage of.
    I am told over and over again that this is not the way this company is suppose to run, but there is no one that I can turn to. Why is there such a tight budget for some facilities, and others can have a larger budget where they can hire a separate Clinical Coordinator which is suppose to make there own 60,000 to 70,000 per year, and why do they even have a recruiter if he is not there to protect the employee.
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    As an Economics major, I would not take the position, if there was not a big jump in compensation. Tons of extra work for no money, no way. This sounds like a company that only cares about what you can do for them, not vice versa. If you cannot tell these people to fly to the moon, right away, do the job while looking for another one. Yes, I have been in management and once, the higher ups wanted me to take a higher position as Head Supervisor of 7 locations, for a very small increase in pay. I knew the guy that was leaving and he told me it was not worth it, so I told them, "forget it." I do have a life and I was not going to tolerate being called, 24/7, for a small increase in salary, not going to happen. Yes, I could have done the job, but, the small increase in pay was not worth the major hassles. Yes, it was a great title, but, not worth it in the end.
    Last edit by NDXUFan on Apr 2, '13
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    The recruiter and HR are there to protect the company, not the employees. Trust me.

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