ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
* Starting Hourly rate: $34 to $53
The Lead Clinical Nurse performs a variety of nursing care procedures requiring professional knowledge and consideration for specific patient conditions and treatments, and ability to work independently in completing assignments. The Lead Clinical Nurse is responsible for daily clinical operations of the Vaccine Clinic. Ensures clinic flow is established by serving as a liaison between provider needs and public health resources. Provide professional services that complement the clinic team’s role of delivering vaccination services that are patient centered. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies. Nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families.
The Lead Clinical Nurse establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to patients, friends and families. Model exemplary interpersonal communication, leadership, critical thinking and decision-making plus the following:
- Developing individualized patient care plans and participates in patient care planning which involves the assessment and evaluation of patient needs, periodic evaluation of plans to ensure that intended results are being achieved.
- Continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet vaccine clinic objectives.
- Develops, plans, and schedules clinic workflow. Facilitates patient flow communication and problem resolution. Tracks the flow of Health Information Management (HIM/Electronic Medical Records) and patient information through the clinic in coordination with TCRHCC central support departments. Maintains compliance with all TCRHCC policies and procedures regarding Patient Registration and HIM.
- Ensures evidence-based standards of care are implemented and compliant with all state and federal regulations, standards of practice, and TCRHCC policies and procedures. Resolves critical problems which may arise within the clinic program.
- Interviewing patients and family members; consults and coordinates with providers and other members of the health care team to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans carries out treatments and procedures per scope of practice. Provides counseling and education to patients and families or surrogates on preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures related to their health care needs. Serve as patient advocate by supporting the basic rights, values, and beliefs of the patient.
- Maintaining health records by documenting observations, nursing interventions and therapeutic measures administered in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner, in the appropriate format and appropriate forms.
- Effectively communicates with patients/families in a culturally sensitive manner and support staff in applying similar approaches in working with patients and customers.
- Must ensure the clinic delivers high quality patient centered care and excellent customer service.
- Recognizing adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent, and to respond promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures.
- Participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care, Quality Assurance and Infection Control activities. Contribute to positive working relationships within the Public Health Department team and other departments in the hospital.
- Monitoring and initiating corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.
- Delegating tasks and supervising the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers as appropriate in accordance with licensure standards. Accepts responsibility, delegated by the Public Health Director or designee, when assigned as team leader, providing guidance, direction and training to ancillary nursing and other personnel. Serve as charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit when assigned.
- Participates in orientating new employees. Fosters a collaborative environment, using a team approach, in which ideas are shared and valued to promote safe, patient centered care.
- Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in nursing through continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on nursing committees.
- Completes all electronic health record entries accurately and timely pertinent to patient care role.
- Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
- Ensure Proper PPE is always used while on duty. Face surgical mask is to be worn in all hospital areas. Proper handwashing is required. If water is not available use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be practiced by department.
- Proper PPE is used inside assigned Clinics or Units. NIOSH- approved N95 Masks filtering face piece respirator or higher, if available, this includes eye or face shields, gloves, and isolation gowns.
- Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. Complete provided training.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires the ability to prolonged periods of standing; driving; walking; sitting; talking or hearing; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel; push/pull; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and, reach with hands and arms. Must be able to taste and smell. This position does require the ability to lift up to 25 pounds frequently and occasionally may be required to lift up to and above 100 pounds using correct judgement, assistance and body mechanics. Moderate heavy physical effort is required continuously in performance of manual cleaning tasks. Agility and the ability to lift, pull and bend are required to move patients to and from beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, et cetera, and in moving equipment and medical supplies. Must be able to perform prolong periods of repetitive motion actions using both feet and hands. Must be able to repetitively for prolong periods complete grasping simple/light; grasping firm/heavy; and, fine dexterity with both hands. Must be able to withstand moderate noise level and be able to hear alarms on equipment; client calls; instructions from physicians/department staff; and, overhead speaker calls/announcements. Position requires the ability to see close, distant, in color, peripheral vision, depth perception, with the ability to adjust focus as needed. This job requires exposure to environmental conditions occasional involving outdoor weather conditions and exposure to infectious diseases.
Contacts often require tact and sensitivity related to stressful situation such as death, dying, and catastrophic illnesses. Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment; coordinates a variety of issues while being frequently interrupted. Incumbent must have the ability to cope with high levels of stress; make decisions under high pressure; cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way; manage altercations; concentrate; handle a high degree of flexibility; handle multiple priorities in stressful situation; work alone; demonstrate high degree of patience; adpt to shift work; and, work in areas that are close and crowded.
This position typically can expect to work in both indoors and outdoors about an equal amount of time. The position will require working in outdoor weather conditions at times. The typical noise level can be moderate to loud. The position may occasionally cause exposure to chemical agents; dust, fumes, gases; extremes in temperature or humidity; hazardous or moving equipment; unprotected heights; and, loud noises.