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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 6976
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 26511035132046-Cardiovascular Devices
Location: Kenilworth 1 - 1237 Harding Pl
The Registered Nurse Supervisor – Cardiac Device is responsible for the direct provision of patient care and for assisting the manager with daily operations to include but not limited to coordination of patient care/outcomes, allocation of human and fiscal resources, communications, patient throughput, program development and oversight, patient, physician and teammate rounding, selection, development, and retention of team members, clinical supervision and performance appraisal, performance improvement activities, service recovery and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. The RN Clinical Supervisor for the
Cardiac Device Clinic maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served. The RN Clinical Supervisor is also required to maintain the professional and clinical competencies of the Advanced Cardiac Device Nurse and demonstrates an extensive knowledge of cardiovascular nursing, cardiac electrophysiology and biomedical engineering concepts to assess the technical function of cardiovascular implantable
electronic devices (CIEDs). A registered nurse’s practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.
• Continually demonstrates and supports a Professional Practice model that allows cardiac device nurses and device specialists to work in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners to achieve high quality patient outcomes.
• Incorporates the Nursing theoretical framework in defining the professional nursing practice at Atrium Health and the Cardiac Device department.
• Supports the nurse manager utilizing systematic approaches to enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing service administration and delivery of care in the department.
• Demonstrates transformational leadership behaviors and serves as a change agent assisting teammates in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and process of change.
• Attains knowledge and competency regarding current practice reflective of the cardiac device patient management and clinical care by integrating evidence-based practice and research findings into the practice environment.
• Evaluates personal nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations, and applies knowledge in practice setting.
• Engages teammates and provides leadership in the professional practice setting and nursing profession to serve as an effective change agent, maintain a healthy work environment, and promote innovation in care delivery.
• Serves as an advocate seeking protections and rights of patients, patient families, team members, students and other disciplines especially related to health and safety.
• Role models Patient Experience standards/always behaviors and seeks opportunities for employee recognition.
• Participates on committees and shared governance activities, serving as a resource for nurse colleagues, cardiac device specialists, and clerical support team in the cardiac device clinic.
• Participates in the unit/department/hospital performance improvement program utilizing PDSA as the basic model for PI, data collection and analysis and participation with shared governance activities.
• Models the mission, vision, values, Standards of Excellence and the goals of the department/hospital and healthcare system
• Shares pertinent information with managers to promote continuity of care and open dialogue for problematic concerns.
• Coaches and counsels’ teammates and after consultation with the manager or administrative supervisor administers discipline up to and including written warnings.
• Provides peer coaching and may assist the manager in the preparation and delivery of performance appraisals.
• Supports the manager with department operations and assurance that teammates follow the Nursing Practice Act, regulatory agency standards, governing body and facility policies and procedures as defined by Atrium Health.
• Functions as a team member to accomplish goals and objectives of the department and the organization.
• Demonstrates competence in the application of principles of nursing leadership and clinical supervision.
• Assists the Manager with interview, selection, and supervision of nursing personnel in the
• Assists the manager as needed with coordination of communication at regular intervals via team meetings/huddles to exchange information/ promote dialogue with team members.
• Collaborates with manager to ensure understanding and compliance with federal and state laws, to include healthcare services and practice, while complying with all required regulations and policies.
• Assists with appropriate utilization of resources (human and fiscal) to meet patient care needs
• Rounds on patients, team members and physicians at prescribed frequencies to gain insight into patient care, teammate, and physician satisfaction and appropriateness of patient care and/or department operations.
• Evidence of rounding activities and findings are documented as are actions taken to improve care and teammate/physician engagement
• Supports and contributes to the Patient Centered Care Philosophy by understanding that every team member is a caregiver whose role is to meet the needs of the patient.
• Creates collegial relationships and coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines to integrate services across continuum of healthcare
• Participates with performance improvement activities to improve quality of nursing care, promote patient outcomes, and provide a cost-effective environment for patient care.
• Collects and analyzes data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health and/or the situation in a systematic and ongoing process utilizing evidence-based assessment techniques.
• Assists the manager in identifying expected outcomes to provide direction for continuity of care/department operations.
• Assists the manager in identifying, developing, and implementing plans that coordinate care delivery processes in the department.
• Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment for patients and the healthcare team as well as strategies and alternatives to achieve expected outcomes.
• Assists the manager in evaluating progress towards goal attainment/achievement of expected outcomes and disseminates information to the teammates involved with the care or the situation.
• Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers in accordance with any applicable legal or policy parameters or principles.
• Assists in development of policies, procedures and standards integrating evidence-based practice and nursing research.
• Coordinates the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient/family centered care and other services.
• Coordinates management of patient flow/throughput in the department including all related department activities to meet specific goals as well as working with the healthcare team to facilitate timeliness of care.
• Coordinates staffing through continuous assessment of volume/acuity needs utilizing resources available to assist in provision of appropriate staffing resources.
• Provides guidance and consultation to help influence identified plans/strategies, enhance abilities and effect change within the clinical environment.
• Serves as a mentor and role model to interact with and contribute to the professional development of team members.
• Collaborates with all levels of nursing team members, interdisciplinary teams, clinical leaders, and others to achieve expected outcomes, meet patient care needs and engage employees.
• Supports organizational community service initiatives at unit/department level.
• Integrates ethical principles in all areas of practice. Assesses the impact of and plans strategies to
address such issues as ethics, and cultural diversity changes in the population served.
• Assists with coordination of staffing and scheduling personnel, considering scope of
practice,competencies, patient needs and complexity of care.
• Encourages open communication with teammates and allows ample opportunities for team members to discuss issues and seek guidance.
• Assists with the recruitment and retention of qualified team members through appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development of personnel.
• Works with the cardiac device team to develop individual goals and achieve desired outcomes aligned with hospital and department goals and objectives and provides feedback to the manager for performance evaluations.
• Promotes shared accountability for professional practice.
• Assists the manager in employing strategies and techniques to foster health promotion,health teaching and provision of other educational services/resources.
• Assists the Manager in the development and maintenance of a culture of safety.
• Provides clinical supervision to assure high quality care/outcomes and operational efficiency.
• Assists with appropriate allocation of resources to meet the unit/department needs.
• Assists the manager in planning and delivery of nursing care and other services by considering factors such as safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice.
• Assists the manager with achieving unit/department goals including financial performance by:
• 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 and understand English fluently. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and / or unit/department
conditions. Physical abilities testing required.
• Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the Department Manager and Human Resources representative.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
• 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 (NLC) 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.
• 5 years of Cardiac Device Nurse experience in cardiovascular nursing care, electrophysiology nursing care or critical nursing care required.
• IBHRE certification required. IBHRE certification must be maintained per Heart Rhythm Society guidelines.
• BSN required. RN candidates for external hire or internal promotion without BSN must be enrolled in a BSN program within 1 year of Hire/Transfer date and must complete program within 3 years of enrollment in the program. Non-BSN candidates considered for hire or internal promotion must be approved by the CNE regardless of direct hierarchal reporting relationship.
• Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to the American Heart