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Sepsis Coordinator (RN)

Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the TriCounty area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ERPediatric ER and Destin ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are also the parent company of the Rehabilitation Institute, both located in Destin.



The RN Sepsis Coordinator will collect and analyze data surrounding the sepsis patients to assist with documentation, coding, clinical care, and outcomes. Primary responsibility is coordination of the Sepsis Program and to ensure Early Goal Directed Therapy requirements are met.


The RN 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 Coordinator provides clinical, professional expertise for patients, families and staff members. Scope of practice includes providing organized care to the patient with sepsis with focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The Coordinator also functions as an educator and coordinates care in critical care/sepsis patient care management, ensuring optimal patient care management and outcomes. Provides on going education in both the clinical and community settings.


Facilitates development and refines the sepsis protocol to become the standard of care within the facility, while providing and participating in the quality improvement process. Participates in monthly critical care and sepsis meetings for the evaluation of outcomes, policy and protocol development, review of current best practice through networking and ongoing education, and to provide input into enhancement of current Sepsis Program.

Coordinates process improvement activities, which include assignment to various departments for required follow up to improve performance outcomes. Works to develop and maintain certification with Joint Commission for DSC Sepsis. Applies good verbal and nonverbal skills to achieve service goals of customer service and satisfaction. Collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve productive movement of the best practices within the organization. Maintains active involvement in nursing and hospital committees as necessary.



  • Associates Degree or diploma in Nursing required, BSN or MSN preferred
  • State of Florida RN License and/or Multistate license required
  • BCLS-AHA Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire
  • Acute care experience required
  • ICU, ED or critical care experience preferred



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills in both oral and written format
  • Flexibility to intervene on a moment’s notice
  • Ability to problem-solve, and seek assistance from team members when necessary
  • Ability to cope with death and dying; Ability to work with little direct supervision



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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Facility: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Job ID: 01307-8598
Category: Nursing - Professional
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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