Clinical Nurse Leader (RN) - Various Specialties
Company: Kern Medical
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Clinical Nurse Leader (RN) - Various Specialties Kern Medical
has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today,
we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the
only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles.--Kern
Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty
services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric
services integrated with county mental health programs, and a
growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized
patient-centered wellness care. Kern Medical cares for 15,500
inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year.-- Career
Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such
- New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if
contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.
- A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Paid Time
Off, Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.
Position: Clinical Nurse Leader Job Description Under general
direction of a Clinical Nurse Director or their designee; plans,
directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in an
assigned nursing unit. Coordinates the activities of the unit and
directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff.
Evaluates quality aspects; monitors and promotes safe patient care
within the assigned patient care area(s). Serves as a role model
and mentor; and reinforces core standards of care. DISTINGUISHING
CHARACTERISTICS: The Clinical Nurse Leader classification has
supervisory responsibility for a nursing unit or units during a
shift. Incumbents assist the Clinical Director and Clinical
Supervisor in assessing total patient needs, evaluating performance
of staff, and coordinating the unit with other Hospital units and
services. The Clinical Nurse Leader assumes full responsibility for
management of the unit in the Clinical Director or Clinical
Supervisor's absence. Essential Functions:
- Supervises staff and the operation of the unit on his/her
designated shift, and is a role model for all staff.
- Serves as a consultant, advisor, and as needed, a resource for
complex clinical problem decisions and unit operations.
- Assists with development of unit schedules and daily staff
- Participates in the performance appraisal process as
- Ensures patient care providers meet approved Standards of
- Promotes cooperative working relationships with physicians and
other health care providers.
- Develops assignments based upon patient care priorities and
staff competency/skill level.
- Assists in implementing departmental policies and
- Promotes departmental and unit based priorities/objectives
including safety, environment of care, infection control standards,
customer satisfaction, and performance improvement
- Collects and documents data about patients commonly seen on the
unit according to prescribed methods.
- Interprets complex assessment data to determine whether patient
has physiological and/or psycho social risk factors; records and
reports assessment data.
- Makes appropriate nursing decisions based on the assessment of
the patient and interpretation of clinical data. Employment
Standards: Graduation from an accredited registered nursing
program, possess and maintain valid and unrestricted license issued
by the State of California to practice as a Registered Nurse, AND
four (4) years of nursing experience; AND Possess and maintain a
current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life
Support (BLS) card. Depending on assignment incumbents may be
required to possess and maintain specific certificates of
competency as a condition of employment. Employees must maintain
all health requirements designated by Kern Medical. Knowledge of:
Advanced theory, techniques and practices of nursing; medical
terminology, instruments and equipment; the uses and effects of
medicines and narcotics. Ability to: Assign, supervise, train,
assist and evaluate members of nursing unit; prepare and maintain
records, charts, reports, and statistical data; deal with patients
empathetically and respectfully while performing treatments
prescribed; maintain a safe facility environment; work effectively
under pressure; supervise and participate effectively in
performance improvement processes; provide and promote a positive
learning environment; establish and maintain effective working
relationship with staff, other hospital employees, patients and
their families; dependent upon area of practice or department
assignments, demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in the care
of populations served by Kern Medical facilities. A background
check will be conducted for this classification.
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