MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse Leader - Telemetry/Thoracic Surgery Unit in Houston, Texas
Clinical Nurse Leader - Telemetry/Thoracic Surgery Unit
Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at https://mdanderson.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/12315/other-jobs-matching/location-only
Nursing at http://mdanderson.referrals.selectminds.com/landingpages/nursing-opportunities-at-md-anderson-cancer-center-7
Division of Nursing 900088
Requisition #: 116495
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a generalist prepared at the Master’s degree level. In collaboration with the unit leadership team, theCNLis accountable for the lateral integration of care, achieving quality patient outcomes, and maintaining patient safety at the microsystem level. Responsibilities include an understanding of relationship centered care, including awareness of patient’s needs based on assessment and effective communication for a designated cohort of patients. The CNL develops strong partnerships and facilitates connected continuous care with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Leadership and Change: TheCNLprovides clinical leadership to the nursing and interdisciplinary team to effectively manage transformational change and facilitate an empowered workforce.
Understands goals of the microsystem and how they fit into the macrosystem
Understands the basics of health care finance, economics, and fiscal responsibility within the micro and macro systems
Advocates for improvements in health care systems, policies, procedures, and the professional roles of nurses and other health care providers
Manages immediate change at the point of care as it occurs
Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team by ensuring synergy of patient needs and nursing expertise
Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services
Practices autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice
Leads and participates with the interdisciplinary team in planning delivery and evaluation of patient-focused care
Provides information to new care providers and reviews pertinent information for provision of care
Facilitates full team discussions including patient and family when ethical dilemmas arise
Active member in shared decision making model at unit level
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area.
Cultivates a culture of patient safety
Works with unit leadership team to evaluate and improve nursing team functioning/vitality and interdisciplinary communication
Knowledge Transfer: TheCNLworks closely with integrated and diverse teams, constantly sharing knowledge with a variety of different levels of staff and professional groups.
Facilitates learning of direct care providers and ensure safe practice
Utilizes a variety of presentation formats to meet the need of diverse groups with in the health care team
Coaches others to improve clinical outcomes
Improves practice by integrating practice changes based on current literature
Leads/mentors team in evidenced based practice projects
Educates, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources
Ensures assessment of learner needs
Interdisciplinary Relationships: TheCNLserves as the coordinator of care for a cohort of patients and utilizes effective communication skills while demonstrating respect for interdisciplinary team members.
Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes
Consults with physicians and other healthcare providers to communicate patient plan of care
Develops partnerships with care providers, patients and families, ensuring appropriate goals are developed
Assists with coordination and recommendations of healthcare resources on behalf of the patient
Outcomes Management: TheCNLmaintains a functional knowledge of risk management and prevention, core measures, data analysis and evaluation in order to identify process improvements for nursing and interdisciplinary team members.
Actively develops strong relationships and partnerships within the organization to improve patient outcomes
Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care
Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others
Actively utilizes event reporting systems
Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts
Collects and evaluates data on key patient outcomes on the unit
Synthesizes data to positively influence care delivery and patient outcomes
Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory issues that direct care
Clinician at the Point of Care. TheCNLoversees the integration of care throughout the continuum for every patient in their cohort from admission through discharge.
Identifies barriers and solutions to patient care
Provides or oversees patient and family education to understand illness and self care concepts
Supports and advocates patients’ right to make decisions about care and treatment
Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services
Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies
Cultivates a culture of safety
Required: Master’s degree program in nursing with an emphasis on the Clinical Nurse Leader role.
Required:CurrentStateofTexasProfessional Nursing license (RN) and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification.
Preferred: Certification in Oncology or specialty practice area.
Required: Two years clinical experience in inpatient hospital setting.