Clinical Team Lead, RN- Duke Regional Hospital - Med Surg
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 154028
Duke Regional Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.
Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.
Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospitalseeks to hire a Clinical Team Lead Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
34 bed unit caring for patients with a wide range of diagnoses including patients requiring cardiac telemetry. 4-1 also serves as a specialty unit for patients with respiratory illnesses that require higher oxygen demands but who do not meet ICU criteria. Our patient centered team of health care professionals are committed to promoting excellence in patient care through best practices, innovation, research, and holding our patient's hand while they are with us. Be a part of the fast paced team environment of 4-1 Medicine at Duke where nurses work in a collaborative learning environment and serve alongside a dedicated team.
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.
The Clinical Lead RN will 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 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 work flow processes throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.
Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, and lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow 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, Bio med, Sterile Processing, etc).
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 technology/procedures. Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan 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 orientee or nurse learner. 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, Education, and Experience 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.
· Charge nurse experience in Med Surge (preferred).
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:
· Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina.
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