Employment Status: FT
I. The Team Leader is responsible for the quality of the care provided to patients during their shift. Functions as care coordinator.
A. Maintains high standards of patient care:
1. Participates, evaluates and reports PI Plan.
2. Accountable for staff guidance through PI plan.
B. Promotes high standards in Human Resources:
1. Rewards unit staff through awards and recognition.
2. Assists with the evaluation of staff.
3. Responsible for staff discipline while on duty.
II. The Team leader is responsible for resource management within the department:
a. Patient Assignments
b. Promotes adherence to quality initiatives.
B. Risk management
C. Plans activities in an organized, accountable manner:
D. Plans patient care in an organized, accountable manner.
E. Evaluates patient care outcome.
F. Acts as a professional role model by actively participating in patient care.
G. Leads patient care team on designated shift.
H. Completes leadership rounds.
I. Attempts to create improved patient and staff conditions through creativity and innovativeness in coordinating patient care.
J. Shows concern for effective use of resources and equipment.
K. Involves unit staff in planning.
L. Responds positively to changing circumstances.
M. Coordinates accurate calculation of patient acuity and workload (staffing) data. Makes assignments accordingly.
N. Monitors clinical conditions.
O. Displays confidence and effectiveness in leadership role.
III. The Team Leader is responsible for upholding Leadership Standard in the department.
A. One (1) year experience required.
B. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Louisiana.
C. Experience with role of charge nurse.
D. Certification preferred.
E. Preferred Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Business, Health Care Administration, or equivalent experience.
F. Current CPR certification; advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice.
· Various types of medical instruments & equipment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
· Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
· May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas