Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 177895-1A
Date Posted: Aug 2, 2022
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager and in collaboration with Nursing Education, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) practices within the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Professional Practice Model, MA State Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s core values that reflect its mission. The CNL role provides horizontal leadership accountable for the management of care and the care environment through knowing the patient, communication and lateral integration of care. The CNL serves as a change agent to translate and integrate evidence into practice; to design and evaluate care and improve outcomes. Implements change and willingness to challenge established ways of doing things in a constructive way. Exemplifies a strong, positive attitude toward internal and external customers and continuous service improvement.
Areas of responsibility include:
The CNL provides care indirectly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members. The CNL works productively and effectively within a complex environment, handling multiple/changing priorities and dealing with demands associated with a tertiary patient care environment such as, varying patient needs and staffing resources.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
I. Clinical Practice and Leadership: In collaboration with the Nurse Manager (NM), the CNL delegates and manages the clinical nursing team resources and serves as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary health care team. Coordinates the delivery of care of multiple disciplines actively involved in the patient’s care. Serves as an advocate for the professional and the interdisciplinary health care team.
II. Staff Development: In collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and/or Clinical Educator, uses appropriate teaching principles and strategies as well as current information, materials, and technologies to teach nursing staff. Provides opportunities for less experienced nursing staff to observe experts in clinical practice and fosters mentoring relationship in the patient care environment. Provides formal and informal educational opportunities on the unit to improve clinical skills of all staff based upon education needs assessment of nursing team members.
III. SYSTEM COORDINATION: Able to participate in systems review using LEAN and other tools to improve quality of patient care delivery and at the individual level to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to patient safety with the aim of preventing medical error; incorporates standards from regulatory agencies related to patient safety including JC, OSHA, CMS, and others into daily care to improve care outcomes within the micro system of care.
In collaboration with the Nurse Manager:
IV. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: In collaboration with the NM synthesizes data, information and knowledge to evaluate and achieve optimal client outcomes; Collects data on patient outcomes on the unit i.e. pressure ulcers, medication errors, falls, etc. Maintains population/ unit level metrics and dashboards; Uses metrics with work team to identify areas of opportunity and facilitates process and patient outcome improvements.
V. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Under the direction of the Nurse Manager:
VI. Clinical Data and Informatics: Uses knowledge at the point of care to improve health care outcomes and to obtain evidence based practices and the latest research to provide current best practice information to care providers on the unit
VII. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH/Lifelong learning: Accountable for the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and skill to effect change in healthcare practice and outcomes and in the profession.
Maintains extensive clinical knowledge of the patient population and possesses current clinical and leadership skills as defined by nursing specialty organizations and in compliance with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required. Masters of Science, Nursing or equivalent advanced degree in health related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in order to have full understanding of Nursing leadership and Education functions is preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Possesses analytical ability to define unit or service procedures, to independently oversee the application of methods guides and processes, to apply sound judgment in choosing proper course of action among multiple options, to interpret policies to assists in planning short to mid-range goals and determining measures and to assess and monitor progress toward unit goal attainment. Advanced critical-thinking skills, and the ability to identify improvement in clinical operations. Conflict resolution skills, including diplomacy, tact and listening skills, are required. Ability to prioritize in order to optimize time most effectively and efficiently and problem solve various situations. Must exhibit advanced interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. Ability to lead, teach, mentor and develop staff. Ability to motivate others. Ability to present information that is easily understood by learner and able to select and modify materials provided to patient and other health care staff based on the learners ability. Computer competency: Shows how to use a standard desktop and windows based computer system, including a basic understanding of email, e-learning, intranet and computer navigation. Competency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and functions of the job.
Experience: Progressive experience in health care including involvement in direct patient care, staff education, and problem solving of unit or organizational issues. 5 years current, relevant nursing experience is required. An additional 1-3 years of training and education experience is required, preferrably in a healthcare setting.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.