Oversees the work of the team members in a patient care or business area. Has responsibility for daily clinical operations and people management.
- RN License - NH or Compact State License
- BSN required
- 2 to 5 years clinical experience
- Certification in clinical area or nursing management within 18 months
- (ED only) ACLS, PALS & TNCC within 6 months
Coordinates the daily work of the unit team members, as delegated by the manager, to ensure proper clinical care/care delivery, policy compliance, quality outcomes and customer satisfaction. Serves as steward of resources: fiscal, personnel, materials and time.
Demonstrates clinical and operational leadership skills and is able to organize, manage, and evaluate the function of the team and foster a safe environment for staff and patients.
Supports staff in autonomous problem solving regarding unit based and patient care issues including the application of evidence based information. Role models interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.
Collaborates with team members, unit based practice council, manager and physicians to review nurse sensitive quality indicators, and participates in the process improvement activities of the unit/ department.
Eencourages the clinical and professional development of nursing colleagues. Engages the staff in clinical rounds and provides formal and informal educational opportunities on the unit.
Provides input to the direct care nurses and the manager/ director on the performance and competency of direct care nurses. Participates in the performance reviews of the support staff as appropriate.
Communicates organizational information to all staff on a regular and timely basis; may lead daily dashboard.
Facilitates capacity management/patient throughput.
In collaboration with the manager/ director, addresses clinical practice and/or behavioral issues on the unit.
As assigned, will participate in the development of staff schedules and collect and report on quality data.