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Registered Nurse Lead - Respiratory

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: April 14, 2019

Job Description:

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of "Best outcome every patient every time" through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities. At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation's fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream. Nurse Lead - RespiratoryUnityPoint Health Methodist CampusFull Time 40 hours/week 7:00am-3:00pm Summary:To provide clinical oversight of patient care and continuity, clinical practice, quality, resource utilization, and patient outcomes.
Demonstrates ability to assess, plan, facilitate, and evaluate patient care

  • Demonstrates clinical competence in caring for a wide variety of complex patients through expert assessment skills, manual and technical skills, and critical thinking abilities
  • Remains current and up-to-date in area of nursing expertise/practice
  • Certified in area of nursing practice/expertise specific to unit specialty
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with case management team and interdisciplinary team to identify barriers to patient care
  • Recognizes and monitors trends in delivery of patient care on the unit and discusses with Nurse Manager to determine areas of improvement and/or change
  • Demonstrates high level ability and creativity to solve complex problems to include, but not limited to, patient flow, staffing needs, and management of competing priorities/changing demands in order to meet operational efficiencies (productivity)
  • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
  • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies. Assists in the professional growth/development, clinical knowledge/skills, and critical thinking ability of nurses and ancillary staff
    • Recognizes individual and unit education needs based on trends, quality standards, observation, and care gaps and communicates these timely to appropriate individuals
    • Performs and actively assists in mentoring and managing staff in crisis situations as well as bedside/education on the spot when knowledge gaps or teachable are identified and reports feedback timely to Nurse Manager
    • Provides timely, constructive feedback to staff on performance based on observation and chart review
    • As opportunities present, conducts bedside critical thinking exercises with nursing staff Demonstrates professional accountability and leadership
      • Actively provides leadership and direction to achieve patient outcomes
      • Holds self and others to high standards of professional practice, behavior, and actively supports Nurse Manager/Leadership decisions through actions and positive, professional communication
      • Establishes and communicates priority of shift through ongoing updates with nursing staff, Nurse Manager, and educator (e.g. bed ahead plan)
      • Demonstrates flexibility in schedule through coverage of weekends and/or holidays as staffing needs are identified in order to provide safe patient care
      • Develops, monitors, and manages positive inter- and intra-shift related teamwork, peer relations with staff and physicians, and performs patient rounds utilizing service recovery and conflict resolution/negotiation
      • Attends developmental opportunities such as Corporate University classes and appropriate leadership meetings or education as determined by the Nurse Manager. Demonstrates ability to monitor and facilitate quality, safety and resource management initiatives.
        • Drives and assists in unit specific performance improvement initiatives and quality metrics such as Core Measures
        • Actively identifies areas of improvement related to resource consumption related to patient care such as, but not limited to, length of stay, transition of IV to PO Medications, transfer to lower level of care/discharge
        • Assists staff with identification of events to be reported (Peminic) as well as updates Nurse Manager in a timely manner.
        • Provides guidance, input, and/or assistance in development of protocols/standards/policy/practice guidelines both unit specific and organizationally
        • Driver of quality measures through active auditing and preventive measures, development and dissemination of education/information, holding staff accountable
        • Active participant of performance improvement/research/evidence based initiatives for the unit (LEAN)
          Education
          • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Nursing preferred
          • Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a BSN within 5 years of hireWork Experience
            • 3-5 years of experience in/with clinical nursing/acute care preferred.
            • 1-3 years of experience in/with Area of Nursing Expertise/Specialty preferred.License and Certification
              • CPR
              • Registered Nurse in the state of ILEOE M/F/V/D

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Peoria , Registered Nurse Lead - Respiratory, Healthcare , Peoria, Illinois

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