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MS7- Team Lead Nurse- 40hr

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Sign-on bonus available for qualified candidates with 1+ years of RN experience: $3,000 VIDEO INTERVIEW REQUIRED To be considered for next steps in the interview process, we require all Registered Nurse applicants for positions in our MedSurg Departments to introduce themselves to us with a digital video interview. (Applicants that are current employees of Connecticut Children's do not need to complete a video interview.) Please complete your application, and then return to this page to complete your digital video interview. Click Here to take the first step in your interview process with us, now! MedSurg 7 is a very fast paced medical surgical floor with 28 beds where our average patient turnaround and length of stay is between 24 hours to 3 days. We specialize in the care of children with complex Neurology, Cardiology, Pulmonary and Urology conditions as well as other general medical ailments. Our team is family oriented and we pride ourselves on teamwork, discovery, advocacy, communication and providing compassionate care. We work closely with a multitude of specialty areas including both the Neonatal and Pediatric intensive care units. We strive to provide patient and family centered care that incorporates our families input to ensure a comprehensive plan of care. Our goal is to build strong trusting relationships with our patients and families. We look forward to welcoming new team members! SUMMARY In conjunction with the Nurse Manager, assists in coordinating the day to day activities and operations of MS7. Collaborates with patients, families, peers, physicians and other members of the health care team in the delivery of quality patient care. Provides direct care to patients as required. Assumes resource nurse role when working. Provides off shift visibility and coverage. Reports to the Nurse Manager. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Practice/Quality and Patient Safety: * Frequently takes patient assignment. When caring for patients, demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a defined patient population according to Connecticut Children's and unit policies and standards. * Exemplifies leadership skills and is recognized as an expert by peers and others. * Applies expertise in helping peers with complex patient issues, and develops strategies to support staff in caring for a new patient type, * Demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement. Leads change processes by coordinating quality improvement activities on MS7. * Identifies clinical issues and promotes quality improvement activities. * Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills with all members of the health care team * Holds self and team accountable for quality outcomes and continuous quality improvement, * Understands and takes into consideration both departmental and organizational staffing resource needs, and appropriately allocates/assigns staffing resources based upon those needs. Customer Satisfaction: * Demonstrates commitment to customer service. Works with Nurse Manager and Patient Advocates with patient/family issues requiring service recovery * Mentors staff to handle conflicts and resolve issues independently. * Supports the organizational efforts toward patient/family education * Demonstrates knowledge of the differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate to young adult and applies them to practice. * Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families. Position Specific Role Responsibilities SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES * Functions as role model, demonstrating core behaviors with all interactions and provides feedback to clinical staff. * Facilitates teamwork and cooperation among staff. * Participates in hiring and onboarding of new staff. * In conjunction with the Nurse Manager, participates in all phases of the performance management process (check ins, on-going feedback/coaching, appraisals and orientation) for assigned staff. * Partners with Nurse Manager to facilitate monthly staff meetings. * Ensures necessary information is effectively communicated to all members of the team. * Effectively follows up and resolves routine employee relations issues, seeking support from Nurse Manager and Human Resources for more complex issues. * Promotes development of innovative approaches to improve patient care. * Bachelors of Science in Nursing, minimum of two years of pediatric experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF: * Nursing and Institutional Strategic Plan. * Day to day needs of patients on MS 8, including hem/onc and chemo administration * Accreditation and certification requirements and standards. * Medical equipment as it relates to patient care on the units. SKILLS: Communication and Influence: * Advocate on behalf of CT Children's. * Actively listen to ideas of others. * Present complex information in a clear and compelling way (verbally and written). * Ensure staff are provided with appropriate information about issue that may impact them. * Effectively gain commitment from others. ABILITY TO: * Work assigned off-shifts, including weekends, evenings, nights, and holidays as needed * Provide expert nursing care and consultation to patient/families; to demonstrate clinical competencies with specialty areas; and assess the competencies of others. * Demonstrate all the CT Children's Leadership Competencies. * Supervise and train employees, foster employee development and performance management. * Act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model * Lead change, including encouraging innovation, and employing strategies to overcome resistance to change. * Build a high performing team by coaching team members and holding others accountable. * Foster teamwork and collaboration. Partners with colleagues to accomplish common goals, constructively raise concerns, use problem solving approaches to identify solutions. * Demonstrate personal Leadership by treating others with respect, admitting mistakes, taking responsibilities for actions and decisions, and modeling integrity in an ethical manner. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , MS7- Team Lead Nurse- 40hr, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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