As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children â“ even those who may never enter our doors â“ through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Lead Registered Nurse (RN) - Ambulatory is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family-centered care. The Lead Registered Nurse serves as a resource to the clinical staff in the ambulatory setting. The Lead RN assists the Nurse Manager / Office Manager by providing clinical oversight and direction that ensures the safety and quality of the care provided to patients and families.
The Lead RN is responsible for promoting and advancing the professional development of all clinical associates in the ambulatory setting through role modeling, mentoring, and providing feedback. In consultation with the Nurse Manger/Office Manager, the Lead RN monitors the ongoing clinical performance of clinical associates which includes registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and other unlicensed assistive personnel. Provides necessary coaching, and collaborates with the Nurse Manager/Office Manager and Physician in Charge to facilitate the day to day clinical operations of the office.
Essential Functions â“
Performs the essential job functions of the Registered Nurse job description.
Participates in the interviewing and hiring of clinical staff.
Coordinates and monitors orientation of new clinical associates to ensure they meet 90 day performance goals.
Provides oversight of clinical staff to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are followed in the provision of patient care
Monitors and ensures completion of annual competencies for clinical staff
Serves as flow facilitator for clinical staff in the accurate and timely completion of patient care.
Utilizes resources including but not limited to telephone call monitoring, immunization accuracy audits, and EMR chart reviews to provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to clinical staff.
Collaborates with nurse/office manager to ensure professional behavior of clinical team members through monitoring of adherence to Nemours Standards of Behavior.
Manages medication and vaccine processes to ensure compliance with pharmacy standards and applicable regulations.
Participates in lead nurse meetings and shares pertinent information with clinical associates.
Non-Essential Functions -
Assures completion of quality control and Point of Care Testing (POCT) requirements for all clinical associates.
Implements and maintains standard clinical workflows to support an efficient and effective care model.
Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of nursing.
Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements.
Completes other duties and projects assigned by manager.
Performance Skills -
Remains up to date on all annual clinical competencies and hospital mandatory education.
Maintains and promotes effective use of electronic resources in providing evidence-based nursing practice and decision making.
Communicates clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Utilizes nursing research to develop nursing interventions and impact patient outcomes.
Exhibits leadership skills in creating an environment of teamwork and shared accountability.
BSN required, Pediatric Nursing Certification Preferred. 3-5 years previous pediatric office nurse experience preferred Must have or be eligible for a PA nursing licensure CPR certification with the American Heart Association
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique âœBridge to a Healthy Futureâ pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.