Apr 27, 2022

RN Team Leader - ICU/IMC - Part Time/7am-7:30pm

  • Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center
  • Lanham, MD 20706, USA
General Nursing Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

RN Team Leader – ICU/IMC

Position Purpose

The Team Leader is a Registered professional Nurse who assists the Nurse Manager in the provision of Nursing Services on the Unit. He/she is accountable for the functioning of the unit on a shift-by-shift basis.

Role Specific Competencies

1. Assists in the organization of personnel, activities and facilities of the Unit necessary for the provision of nursing services. (RN Team Leader)

  • Provides ongoing feedback to Nurse Manager regarding staff performance.
  • Modifies assignments based on individual’s learning needs and feedback that promotes quality services and professional growth of employee supervised.
  • Delegates responsibilities effectively and appropriately.
  • Utilizes nursing personnel according to individual abilities and needs.
  • Coordinates/facilitates patient assignments on a shift basis.
  • Consistently supports staff in the provision of nursing care.
  • Provides direction and guidance as necessary.
  • Supervises/assists staff with nursing activities appropriately.
  • Demonstrates receptiveness to ideas and suggestions of employees.
  • Consistently acts as a role model in demonstrating effective communicating skills.
  • Serves as a resource person to staff intervening when necessary in difficult patient care situations.
  • Assists with Employee Health duties to provide continuity of care for employees – ER only.
  • Interprets nursing practices to patient, family, physician and community.
  • Assists with the determination of equipment needed for unit functioning.

2. Maintains a work environment which facilitates efficient, cost effective unit functioning.

  • Interacts with staff in appropriate manner leading to maximum team productivity.
  • Participates in unit orientation programs for all employees as demonstrated by individual employee orientation plans and completion of program.
  • Monitors staff education needs.
  • Coordinates clinical practice and resources at the unit level.
  • Offers suggestions to the Director/Nurse Manager that lead to revision of current policies and procedures.
  • Provides Director/Nurse Manager with current status of equipment needs/functioning/maintenance.
  • Conducts ongoing inventory of supplies and assures par level are appropriate for providing quality patient care.

3. Maintains adherence to quality of care standards for patient care.

  • Monitors implementation of standards for clinical area which are consistent with Department, Hospital and regulatory agency standards. As assigned, collects unit-based PI data.
  • As appropriate, initiates Incident Trending Reports within a timely manner.
  • Interacts daily with patients to ascertain satisfaction with care.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations to Director/Nurse Manager that will lead to improved patient care.
  • Provides guidance to staff members in clinical situations that require complex interventions, selection, alternatives or innovative solutions.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Current AC LS is required, if applicable to specialty.
  • Current C PR/BLS is required.
  • Current ENPC /PALS is required, if applicable to specialty.
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Minimum of two (2) years previous experience in the clinical area.
  • Registered Nurse license, State of Maryland or Compact.
  • BSN preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Concentrates on moderate to fine detail for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to hear normal sounds with some background noise.
  • Routinely lifts objects under 50 pounds.

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