The RN- Clinical Care Leader reports to the Nurse Manager and is responsible for developing and sustaining an environment that promotes excellence in clinical practice and patient / family satisfaction, while striving for optimal efficiency and productivity of all resources. Works to coordinate daily clinical activities for assigned patient group. The RN - Clinical Care Leader utilizes the nursing process, leadership skills and current evidence based clinical knowledge to assess the health needs of patients, collaborate with health team members to coordinate patient care, anticipate outcomes of nursing interventions, and set criteria for the quality of patient care. Provides patient and staff education, clinical oversight / supervision, and participates in unit based activities to include but not limited to quality assessment, shared governance, scheduling, quality review, and staff development in-services. Provides direct patient care services to assigned patient population. Serves as a resource for clinical expertise and insight. Utilize evidence-based practice to develop and implement standards of practice that guide practice improvement initiatives.Provides assistance to department leadership on planning and goal setting for the unit. Serves as a champion for organizational and departmental change as well as policy adherence. Works collaboratively with key professionals within the organization on human resources, performance improvement and fiscal management activities. May assume responsibility and accountability for 24-hour management of the assigned department(s) in the absence of the manager / director. Performs other duties as assigned. The position involves direct patient care and clinical care coordination duties during the shift. Weekend and holiday call may be required. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Current Virginia state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse holding a valid Compact State License. Bachelors of Science in Nursing required or actively enrolled in BSN program with graduation within three years. Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Two to three years of progressively more responsible neonatal/pediatric nursing experience required. Demonstrated leadership skills, excellent communication skills and strong critical thinking skills necessary. Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility in order to assist in the planning and implementation of department activities. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to assign work to subordinates. CPR training required within 90 days of hire. 8B – PALS and APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider required. 8C – PALS and knowledge of telemetry required. 7C – PALS required. TCU – PALS required. RN certification preferred.