Clinical Nurse Leader CCU/ICU

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 156161-1A
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Lahey believes that the nurse-patient relationship, continuity of care and personal accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.Our exceptional nurses provide extraordinary care to our patients.

As Lahey continues to grow, we are seeking experienced and qualified Clinical Nurse Leader for r our Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The CCU/ICU is a 16-bed acute critical care area that focuses on the care of patients with cardiac disorders, hemodynamic challenges, cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and hepato-renal failure.

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:

  • Clinical Practice and Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • System Coordination
  • Quality Improvement
  • Resource management
    • Human
    • Fiscal
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Professional Growth/Lifelong learner

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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: 

  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Life Support Certification: BLS

 

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.

 

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