Robert Packer Hospital
Basic Life Support
Registered Nurse - PA
The Clinical Team Leader is a model of Professional Nursing Practice demonstrating clinical, leadership/development, and evidence-based practice skills. The Clinical Team Leader is a member of the nursing unit leadership team and supports the nurse manager in establishing standards in practice to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinical Team Leader has the authority, responsibility, and Unit accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinical Team Leader under the guidance of the Nurse Manager assists with the development of staff members while continuing to be a strong partner in care. The Clinical Team Leader is responsible for providing unit-based education and clinical expertise for staff including orientation and training, consultation on practice issues and general coordination of clinical activities. The Clinical Team Leader supports the Nurse Manager in carrying out unit objectives and represents the nurse manager in his or her absence.
Graduate of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program. A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) is required. Master’s Degree in nursing is preferred. Clinical Team Leaders, who have not earned a Master’s degree in Nursing, will be required to do so within two to three years from their date of hire if their desire is to pursue the nursing leadership track. The RN must be currently licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and must successfully complete a medication and IV exam, as outline by the hospital, during the orientation period. In addition, the RN must meet individual nursing unit specifications regarding educational requirement during employment. The RN must maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) competency. Specialty certification is recommended as soon as the RN is eligible. Specialty certification/training as required by specific units or specialty includes: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), PALS, and Trauma training within the six (6) months after hire.
A minimum of two years of practice as a registered nurse in an acute care setting and the appropriate specialty is required. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) desired. Experience working in a team environment is essential. Computer skills required and prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Must be able to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call. Will need to demonstrate the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Must demonstrate the following leadership skills, skills creating a positive team environment, effective communication, and excellent critical thinking.
How To Apply
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