CLINICAL LEAD RN - Inpatient Med/Surg/Oncology

  • Requisition Number: 401518942
  • Department: DUKE RALEIGH HOSPITAL
  • Location: Raleigh
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Second/Evening
  • Specialty: Oncology
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CLINICAL LEAD RN - Inpatient Med/Surg/Oncology

Occupational Summary

The Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordination withthe nursing leadership in an assigned unit or department to ensure thework is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RN is the first linesupport for staff, physicians and other related providers on service-specific clinical issues. The Clinical Lead RN is generally a long-termrole, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. The Clinical Lead RNcollaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical issues(employee relations, individual behaviors, physician relationships,etc.). The Clinical Lead RN is the support for theunit/department/service when the manager is unavailable. The ClinicalTeam Leader is responsible for supervising, directing, coaching andmentoring their assigned core group of staff.

Work Performed

Duties and responsibilities include all those required of the CN IV aswell as:Plan and coordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requirements for staff are current.Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical requirements with staff regarding equipment andsupplies.Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine how orientation should proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects toimprove work flow processes throughout the department utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processesthroughout the department.Collaborate with the nurse managers in the interview process for newapplicants.Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.Assesses the performance of assigned new hires and orientees includingentry level nurses, nursing care assistants and health unitcoordinators; provides ongoing feedback and coaching.Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issuesto appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing,etc).Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staffon a regular basis.Provides immediate support and education on policy, procedures,equipment and supplies.Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching newtechnology/procedures.Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan for allpatients within assigned area.Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitatepatient care.Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patientflow.Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff competency; Re-assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.Delegates responsibilities within the scope of practice and validatedcompetencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.Facilitates assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurselearner.Promotes an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staffinput into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegialityamong all health team members.Communicates in an effective, professional manner.Facilitates staff performance audits related to attitude, teamperformance, The Joint Commission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.Reviews and comments on forwarded SRSs related to their team or shift.Facilitates and encourages staff participation in departmental andhospital committee and council meetings.Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.Coordinates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental projectswith follow-through and appropriate follow-up.Other projects and duties as directed by the department managers.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andnursing care assistantKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAble to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAble to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAble to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing planof careAble to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAble to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAble to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAble to use computer and learn new software programsAble to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAble to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAble to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patients<

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Level Characteristics

N/A Oncology