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Ambulatory Care Nurse Lead - Float Pool Occ Summary
The Ambulatory Care Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordination with the nursing leadership in an assigned clinic/practice to ensure the work is accomplished effectively. The Ambulatory Care Lead RN is thefirs t line support for staff, physicians and other related providers onservi ce- specific clinical issues. The Ambulatory Care Lead RN isgenerally a long-term role, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills.The Ambulato ry Care Lead RN collaborates with the manager on clinicaland non-clinica l issues (employee relations, individual behaviors,physician relationshi ps, etc.). The Ambulatory Care Lead RN is thesupport for the clinic/prac tice when the manager is unavailable. TheClinical Team Leader is respons ible for supervising, directing, coachingand mentoring their assigned co re group of staff.
Duties and responsi bilities include all those required of the ACN III aswell as:Plan and co ordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requirements for staff are current.Plan and assist with coordination of staff schedules and submit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical requi rements with staff regarding equipment andsupplies.Consult with precepto rs and orientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine how orientation should proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with the ma nager for issue resolutions and projects toimprove work flow processes throughout the department utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processesthroughout the department.Collabo rate with the nurse managers in the interview process for newapplicants. Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.Assesses th e performance of assigned new hires and orientees includingentry level n urses, nursing care assistants and health unitcoordinators; provides ong oing feedback and coaching.Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issuesto appropriate team members.Mentor and monito r the preceptors for all new employees.Provide clinical/education update s and skill check-offs to entire staffon a regular basis.Provides immedi ate support and education on policy, procedures,equipment and supplies.R esponsible for learning, implementing and teaching newtechnology/procedu res.Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan for allpat ients within assigned area.Provides clinical consultation and guidance a s needed to facilitatepatient care.Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patientflow.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 p ractice and validatedcompetencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.Facilitates assignments that support learning for the orien teeor nurselearner.Promotes an atmosphere of open communication that fa cilitates staffinput into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and c ollegialityamong all health team members.Communicates in an effective, p rofessional manner.Facilitates staff performance audits related to attit ude, teamperformance, The Joint Commission, DFS Standards and SCIP initi atives.Reviews and comments on forwarded SRSs related to their team.Faci litates and encourages staff participation in departmental andentity com mittee and council meetings.Attends departmental and entity committee me etings as assigned.Coordinates, facilitates, participates and directs de partmental projectswith follow-through and appropriate follow-up.Other p rojects and duties as directed by the department managers.
K nowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the register ed nurse, licensed practical nurse,nursing care assistant and medical as sistantKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processKn owledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbl e to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAble to communica te clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians , administrators, leadership and othersAble to teach patients and famili es in accordance with the nursing planof careAble to use sensory and cog nitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and fo llow-upAble to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specia lized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAble to record act ivities, document assessments, plan ofcare,interventions, evaluation an d re-evaluation of patient statusAble to use computer and learn new soft ware programsAble to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for pa tientsAble to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability tomove or lift at least fifty poundsAble 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 nursing program with a BSN degree. Incumbents in this job classification effective on or before 10/01/2015 who currently hold an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a Nursing Diploma may remain in thisclassification under a "grandfathered" status. Transferring to another job classification will require that all minimum qualifications of that job be met and will result in a loss of grandfathering status for this classification.
Requires three years of nursing experience. appointment 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/Ambulatory Care Nurse III within one year of
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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