Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 168026-1A
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2021
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
The SICU is a 24-bed acute intensive care area specializing in the care of patients following major trauma, postoperative multi-system failure and liver or kidney transplants. The experienced and highly skilled nurses in the SICU also provide care to patients following surgery in the CT PACU. The patient-to-nurse ratio is 1:1 or 2:1 throughout all shifts. Using the latest technologies, nursing staff provide care to patients requiring ventilatory support, hemodynamic monitoring, ICP monitoring, CRRT, IABP and BIVADS, in addition to providing support and comfort to the families of these patients.
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 PThe roleractice 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.
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:
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.