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Clinical Practice Leader PMAH

Job ID: 150498
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Princeton Junction, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2022
Work Schedule: Full time-Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • The Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) role is a clinical leadership position. CPLs serve as expert clinicians within a specific patient population and partner with Team/Unit Managers to assume accountability for the clinician and patient outcomes on their team/unit. Leveraging advanced education and training, CPLs are accountable for leading practice by supporting clinicians to care for patients at the bedside, driving practice changes at the unit, service line, and systems levels, and ensuring the use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. An important focus of the CPL role is to understand organizational goals and to design, implement, and evaluate practice change initiatives that advance these goals.
  • A strong CPL must be able to: (a) communicate effectively toward negotiating multiple perspectives within the organization and driving change; (b) demonstrate clinical judgment and establish clinical credibility with clinician and interprofessional colleagues within his/her specialty area; (c) exhibit self-direction in maintaining professional knowledge and competence within his/her specialty area; (d) apply critical thinking and analytic skills to design and implement change initiatives; (e) build rapport with and provide mentorship to clinicians ; and (f) partner effectively with team/unit manager colleagues to advance professional practice.


  • Leverage clinical expertise to facilitate delivery of high quality, coordinated, evidence-based care via:
  • Direct patient care
  • Consultative patient care in partnership with nurses, interprofessional care team members, and patients/ families
  • Clinical support and coaching for nurses and other disciplines
  • Synthesis of assessment data to design, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions that address patient/population needs
  • Advance practice and improve patient outcomes at the multi-unit/ service line/ health system level by:
  • Utilizing evidence to establish practice standards
  • Assessing practice for improvement opportunities
  • Leading clinicians in designing, implementing, and evaluating practice change
  • Fostering professional development through teaching, mentoring, and coaching; providing feedback to clinicians about professional practice
  • Overseeing delivery of a comprehensive team/unit-based orientation program to onboard newly hired nurses
  • Work in partnership with the Team/Unit Manager to:
  • Set strategic goals for the team/unit that align with clinical and operational organizational imperatives
  • Design and implement strategies to achieve high priority goals (e.g., population-specific quality metrics, patient and employee satisfaction)
  • Engage staff in effective bidirectional communication and shared decision making
  • Cultivate a healthy, ethical, and respectful work environment
  • Influence system changes that drive quality and/ or cost improvements in clinician and/or patient outcomes by:
  • Building partnership within and across diverse stakeholder groups through leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Leading systematic quality and safety initiatives based on precise problem identification, gap analysis, and/or process evaluation
  • Leading the interprofessional team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices
  • Leading change efforts in response to organizational and community needs
  • Accountable for the following UPHS Behavioral Competencies:
  • Ensures accountability
  • Manages ambiguity
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates effectively
  • Manages conflict
  • Courage
  • Patient/Customer focus
  • Decision quality
  • Values differences
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Builds networks
  • Nimble learning
  • Persuades
  • Being resilient
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Demonstrates self-awareness
  • Balances stakeholders
  • Tech savvy
  • Instills trust


  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Nursing Certification in Specialty preferred
  • Master of Arts or Science
  • Nursing or related discipline Experience in clinical practice with the patient population cared for in the team/unit

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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