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CLINICAL LEAD RN - PACU
Requisition Number 400684649
Auto req ID 50717BR
Duke Entity DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Department Name DRH-POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Job Description Primarily day shift with rotation to evenings as needed by department.
Prior PACU or Critical Care
The Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordination with
the nursing leadership in an
assigned unit or department to ensure the work is accomplished
effectively. The Clinical Lead RN is
the first line support for staff, physicians and other related
providers on service- specific clinical
issues. The Clinical Lead RN is generally a long-term role, requiring
clinical and interpersonal skills. The
Clinical Lead RN collaborates with the manager on clinical and
non-clinical issues (employee relations,
individual behaviors, physician relationships, etc.). The Clinical Lead
RN is the support for the
unit/department/service when the manager is unavailable. The Clinical
Team Leader is responsible for
supervising, directing, coaching and mentoring their assigned core
group of staff.
Duties and responsibilities include all those required of the CN IV as
Plan and coordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that all
CBO and CBE requirements for
staff are current.
Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit
for manager approval.
Coordinate clinical requirements with staff regarding equipment and
Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to provide
support and determine how
orientation should proceed on an individual
Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects to
improve work flow processes
throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.
Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,
registration) to resolve issues and
improve work flow processes throughout the department.
Collaborate with the nurse managers in the interview process for new
Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.
Assesses the performance of assigned new hires and orientees including
entry level nurses, nursing
care assistants and health unit coordinators; provides ongoing feedback
Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply
issues to appropriate team
members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing,
Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.
Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staff
on a regular basis.
Provides immediate support and education on policy, procedures,
equipment and supplies.
Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching new
Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan for all
patients within assigned area.
Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitate
Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality
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 validated
competencies in order to meet the
workload demands of the shift.
Facilitates assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurse
Promotes an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staff
input into decision-making,
resolution of conflict, and collegiality among all health team members.
Communicates in an effective, professional manner.
Facilitates staff performance audits related to attitude, team
performance, 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 and
hospital committee and council
Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.
Coordinates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental
projects with follow-through and
Other projects and duties as directed bythe department managers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse
and nursing care assistant
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients
and their families
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,
healthcare team, physicians,
administrators, leadership and others
Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan
Able to use sensoryand cognitive functions toprocess and prioritize
information, treatment, and
Able to use fine motor skills
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements
designated by work area
Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,
interventions, evaluation and re-
evaluation of patient status
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to
move or lift at least fifty pounds
Able to remain focused and organized
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in
administering routine and special
treatments to patients
Work requires graduation from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program Note: If the selected candidate does not have a Bachelor�s degree in Nursing, they must begin the course of study within one year of appointment.
Must have five years of experience in nursing practice. Note: In addition to the education and experience described above, incumbents must meet all requirements set forth by the Clinical Ladder Committee in Nursing for Clinical Nurse IV by June 30, 2013.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have an unencumbered current or compact licensure in the state of North Carolina