Clinical Team Lead, RN - Duke University Hospital - Orthopedic Surgery Operating Room
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 188331
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Clinical Team Lead – Duke University Hospital – Orthopedic Surgery Operating Room
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a nurse leader who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.
The Orthopedic Surgery Unit at Duke University Hospital is a cohesive 40-person team active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. We have 10 rooms, providing trauma, total joint, spine, oncology, pediatric and general orthopedics including hand, foot and ankle. We operate with advanced technology including CT and Brainlab.
Job Summary: 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 of 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 well as: Plan and coordinating clinical requirements for staff and ensuring 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 supplies.
* Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to provide support and determine how orientation should proceed on an individual basis.
* Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects to improve workflow processes throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.
* Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve workflow processes throughout the department.
* Collaborate with the nurse managers in the interview process for new applicants. 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 and coaching.
* Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issues to appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing, etc.). Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.
* Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to the entire staff on a regular basis. Provides immediate support and education on policy, procedures, equipment, and supplies. Responsible for learning, implementing, and teaching new technology/procedures. Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plans for all patients within assigned area. Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitate patient care. Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patient flow.
* 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 orientees or nurse learners. 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 meetings. Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned. * * Coordinates, facilitates, participates, and directs departmental projects with follow-through and appropriate follow-up. Other projects and duties as directed by the department managers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Knowledge of the 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 the 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 of care. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. Able to use fine motor skills Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by the work area. Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation, and re-evaluation of patient status.
* Able to use computers and learn new software programs. Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Able to remain focused and organized
* Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.
Three years of experience in nursing practice. Selected candidates must meet the Clinical Ladder requirements for CN III within one year of appointment.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is required.
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