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Clinical Nurse Leader - Level 1 Trauma Center - Medical Telemetry

Date Posted: Feb 26, 2021
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 1190
Job Family: Nursing - Inpatient
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030340-Nursing - 10A Medical/Surgical
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd

Overview

10A is a medical telemetry unit that provides 24-hour care to the adult population. This unit received the Heart of Nursing award recognizing each team member’s commitment to process improvement and improving quality and safety outcomes for our patients. Patients are admitted with acute medical and/or surgical conditions, including: COPD, infectious disease, diabetes, r/o TB, pneumonia, fever of unknown etiology and fluid/electrolyte imbalances. A 24-bed unit with private rooms, 16 of these rooms have negative pressure features. This unit is also the only non-ICU unit to take vented patients.

 

Patient care services include but are not limited to: nursing assessment/evaluation, airway management and oxygen support, telemetry monitoring, intravenous therapy including cardiac drips, infection control, fluid and electrolyte management, medication administration, nutritional support, safety and discharge planning.  This unit utilizes self-scheduling, with a fair rotation of shifts to the cover department needs. 10A is aligned with the CMC plan for Nursing and utilizes the CMC Professional Practice Model for the delivery of patient care, the AACN synergy model for care coordination, and Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as a theoretical framework for nursing practice.   

 

Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. CMC serves as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma center, is Magnet-designated, and also an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. We also serve as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing residency training for more than 200 physicians in 15 specialties and serve as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Job Summary

Master's prepared advanced generalist that leads the practice of professional nursing and manages care on an adult inpatient unit. Oversees the needs of individuals and groups of patients and their families by providing evidence based care, monitors patient and health care outcomes and applies best practice nursing strategies for the benefit of patients and their families. Promotes evidence based nursing practice through care of patients and education and supervision of CN I, II, and III, and Nursing Assistants. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.



Essential Functions

  • Performs or oversees the collection of holistic assessment and the development and implementation of a plan of care.
  • Carries a caseload of patients within their microsystem.
  • Oversees the management of patient care
  • Trouble shoots complex problems in patient care, documents findings and progress in patient record.
  • Provides briefings to new care providers and reviews pertinent information for care across continuum.
  • Reviews all patient information, including lab & other test results and progress notes in patient health record daily.
  • Develops a partnership with care providers and patient/family and ensures that patient goals are set with patient and patient's family involvement.
  • Provides or oversees the education of the patient and family to understand illness and self-care concepts.
  • Utilizes information technology to obtain evidence-based practices and the latest research to provide current best practice information to care providers on the unit.
  • Develops and utilizes tools available to effectively evaluate, summarize and communicate patient's progress toward outcomes to members of the healthcare team, patient, and family.
  • Reviews available data on nurse sensitive outcomes and incident reports for the unit/cohort to compare to system wide and national data. Seeks opportunities to make improvements to reduce risk.
  • Works with team members, other leaders and physicians to develop and trend performance improvement indicators based on national standards and best practices.
  • On a daily basis delegates, supervises and evaluates the nursing care given by others while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to the patients.

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Responds quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the nurse leader.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. 1 year of experience as a bedside staff nurse required. BSN prepared. Graduate of an approved Clinical Nurse Leader Master's level nursing program. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status per American Heart Association. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse manager.

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