Clinical Leader - Telemetry - FT
Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by Southeast Georgia Health System
Summary: Supervises and provides direct care on a patient care unit to the unit's specific patient population. Has accountability for the daily coordination of patient flow and care delivery. All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, and adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, the Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety goals.
The Clinical Leader performs the following essential responsibilities:
- Clinical Leader serves a pivotal role in creating a culture of safety and reducing risks to patients by coordinating and facilitating unit activities to deliver quality care based on standards and evidence based practice.
- Performs daily tasks of the unit, as delegated, including appropriate staffing and scheduling, daily communications, materials management, and patient/bed control. As the leader in charge of daily patient flow, expedites pro-active and anticipatory triaging of patients to include communication with House Manager/Bed Board Nurse Manager, Emergency Department and Unit Secretary with regard to bed availability and assignments.
- Fulfills all the duties of the Registered Nurse job description, to include an appropriate patient assignment that allows for assisting other team members.
- Demonstrates a global vision of the unit(s) that addresses staffing issues, patient conditions, and environmental issues that impinge on patient safety and care. Plans for staffing needs based on patient acuity. Assists in planning staffing requirements for next shift, day and week and corrects noted deficiencies based on the unit(s) specific staffing efficiency patterns. Utilizes process improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient care.
- Develops collaborative relationships with physicians to enhance quality practice. Develops and maintains sound intradepartmental and interdepartmental working relationships with team members, and management. Acts to resolve issues in a timely manner. Investigates unusual occurrences and follows appropriate reporting procedure.
- Assists with the implementation of unit plans and programs as well as staff education. Participates in clinical leadership development and performance advancement of unit staff through appropriate mentoring, and coaching.
- Facilitates and monitors compliance with established standards, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Serves as the unit resource for policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements: National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, State and Joint Commission.
- Participates in financial management and maintenance within prescribed budget parameters.
- Monitors workflow, productivity and daily resource utilization.
- Role models professional growth and development through participation in educational programs. Identifies needs and sets goals for own professional growth and development, meets all mandatory system/departmental educational requirements. Assimilates knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, seminars, and professional literature into practice. Develops mechanisms that facilitate transmission of new knowledge to other team members.
- Participates in the development of, and assists with implementation of an education plan that addresses individual team member and unit needs.
- Assists Nurse Manager with team member interviewing and selection, development/mentoring, coaching, corrective actions, and performance evaluations. In the absence of the Nurse Manager, assumes clinical and managerial accountability for the unit(s).
The ideal Clinical Leader candidate will possess the following minimal qualifications:
- 3 years RN experience. Supervisory experience preferred. National certification as clinically appropriate preferred.
- Current RN License to practice in the State of Georgia. BLS required. ACLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) if applicable to area within 6 months of hire.
- Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures both organizational and departmental; regulatory standards (JC, OSHA, NPSG); demonstration of leadership skills and empowerment principles. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; clear and effective verbal and written communications. Establish and maintain effective working relationships; works independently; maintains flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.
- Current American Heart Association BLS Certification required; ACLS, PALS, NRP as appropriate to patient population. Training in safety; infection control; TB precautions for healthcare workers and age specific training; attends mandatory in-service education
Service Excellence: All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V