Clinical Lead - Observation Unit
Holy Cross

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted in Medical and Nursing

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Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
12 Hour Day Shift

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and a part of Trinity Health.

Job Summary:

•Functions in first-line management/clinical leadership role in coordinating patient care activities on the nursing unit.

•Serves as a coordinator of the multi-disciplinary approach to patient's care to include care planning, patient teaching, and discharge planning.

•Ensures appropriate staffing and coverage for unanticipated needs, within the guidelines of the department.
•Assists in long and short-term staff scheduling.
•Participates in the interviewing process of prospective staff and provides input to the Director.
•Ensures that staff utilize the nursing process in meeting patient care standards.
•Utilizes effective delegation skills in assigning duties to other staff and Senior Nurses.
•Works with unit staff to ensure update Carelogistic/EPIC software accurately reflects unit and patient status (anticipated treatment, discharge, patient location, PPR's completed when test is order and patient alerts)
•May take assignments as necessary
•Performs other job-related duties within job scope as requested by Nurse Manager.
•Assists fellow staff members in completing assignments in time of crisis.
•Assumes primary nurse, team leader, or patient care responsibilities as necessary.
•Facilitates daily huddles and discussions around huddle boards

•Facilitates debriefs after critical events such as patient falls to improve learning

•Receives pertinent information from acute care management and follows up on any needs during off hours.
•Intervenes appropriately and keeps Nurse Manager informed of departmental issues.
•Provides input to associate evaluations as requested by the Nurse Manager.

•Acts continuously to improve processes and services. Participates in data collection related to unit specific or hospital PI indicators as assigned; (e.g. chart reviews for TJC, tracer activities, hand-hygiene, VTE data, etc.) Submit PI data MONTHLY- a minimum of 75% of the time (e.g. 9 out of 12 months).

•Demonstrates accountability for regularly reading and reviewing e-mails and other communications regarding changes that impact practice, policies and changes within the unit/ department and organizations.

•Performs equipment safety checks such as defibs, blood glucose (POC), medication room, etc.

•Consistently oversees appropriate bedside shift report/hand-off and coaches' staff to ensure we are including the patient/family in the process

•Consistently reminds staff to engage in purposeful hourly rounding to anticipate patient needs related to the 5 Ps.

•Assists the staff in providing evidence-base practice in the care of patients; follows policies and procedures

•Holds staff accountable to consistently incorporating activities in care that enhance patient safety and decreases patient harm (e.g. using two identifiers before administering meds/blood, treatment, diagnostic and consistently using Bar Code technology and labeling specimens at bedside in front of patient; fall prevention, etc.) and monitors their performance.

•Holds staff accountable to consistently complying with safe infection prevention practices designed to reduce infection transmission (hand-hygiene, following isolation precautions, following maintenance bundles for reducing CAUTI/CLABSI. Consider participation in monitoring hand hygiene.

•Participates and/or leads Performance Projects (A3) to be determined by Manager/Director.

This is a Modified Full Time position on (day) shift with benefits. Please visit our Career Center Home Page for more about our benefits.
Job Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing is preferred; BSN preferred, if does not have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing needs to agree to start a Bachelor's Program within 12 months and complete within 5 years.
  • Specialty certification desirable.
  • Previous experience as regular Charge Nurse or Assistant Nurse Manager level on a nursing unit preferred.
  • Strong leadership traits, as well as experience with staffing, scheduling, and strong communication skills preferred.

Licensure Requirements:
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Florida.
  • BLS and ACLS required.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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