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Clinical Leader Intervention

Job ID: 166488
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2023

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Description

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?

General Summary Statement

The Clinical Lead supervises clinical services including clinical patient care, staffing and training. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining quality control, continuing education and personnel management under the general direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager for Invasive Cardiology. Will assist with the review of policies and procedures, staff certification projects, state and Joint Commission inspections, and equipment maintenance. Provides leadership and oversight for staff and patient scheduling, payroll, and vendor support. Supports the mission, philosophy and objectives of Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital and the Department of Cardiology at all times. Adheres to all of the hospital policies and procedures

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Practice

1. Provides age appropriate care for the population served. Gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, medication administration, safety and functional needs of the patient.

2. Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.

3. Ensures attention to patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional well being.

4. Demonstrates competency in assessment skills

5. Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.

6. Adheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.

7. Uses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.

8. Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.

Communication

1. Uses effective communication during hand-offs. (e.g. Shift report, transfer report, etc).

2. Delegates appropriately to team members.

3. Communicates patient care information to the interdisciplinary care team.

4. Provides patient and family education in a manner that is understood and gives the patient and family handouts, brochures and resources that can be taken home for future reference.

Documentation

1. Documents patient care in an accurate, professional and timely manner

2. Documents patient care that is relevant to patient’s diagnosis, problems and reflects patient’s status.

Professional Role Development

1. Develops own professional knowledge via practice, observation, professional literature, networking and attending continuing education programs.

2. Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care

3. Promotes innovation and creativity in the practice environment.

4. Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new employees.

5. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.

6. Demonstrates verbal and writing skills that are appropriate for healthcare communication.

7. Adheres to the Hospital Dress Code.

8. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.

Department Support

1. Must have necessary skills to identify clinical problems through observation and conversation with patients during all phases of care and general contact with the patients

2. Must be astute in interpreting these problems and able to decide on the most effective and appropriate method action to be taken to address these conditions

3. Must be competent in use of all equipment in the within the sub-specialty

4. Must be competent in hemodynamic monitoring of invasive cardiology patients and in the ability to respond to a cardiac emergency

5. Maintain compliance and competence with the development of the electronic medical record and all developing technology

6. Reviews quality data through chart review and ACC

Clinical Lead Specific Responsibilities

1. Provide leadership to all Invasive Cardiology staff

2. Provide guidance for the daily patient throughput

3. Oversees all Inventory Management and manages the equipment recalls and alerts

4. Coordinates the schedules for students and other staff observing in Invasive Lab.

5. Provide direction and management of the schedules for all Vendor Reps.

6. Provides leadership and oversight of Staff, Physician and Patient Schedules

7. Schedule preventative maintenance on all equipment

8. Provides leadership and oversight for patient and staff radiation safety practices and policy adherence. Coordinates lead inspection with UPHS physicists.

9. Provides leadership and oversight for patient scheduling

Licensure/Certification

Current RCIS, RCES or BSN with a valid state license

BLS and ACLS certification required

10. Prepares statistical reports on monthly QA data as needed

11. Maintains record of staff attendance to mandatory hospital and department in-services and educational seminars. Helps coordinate monthly staff education.

12. Monitors staff performance for quality care of patient, accurate data collection, technical skills, pt educational, and overall performance.

13. Monitors staff to assure all departmental and hospital policies are followed consistently.

14. Provides leadership and oversight for the staffing schedule with the Charge Specialist on a daily basis

15. Directs and assists staff in identifying and implementing patient continuum of care, education and documentation.

16. Responsible for the documentation of staff attendance and payroll record

Education Training and Experience

Graduate of an accredited allied health program – Associates degree required, Baccalaureate degree preferred.

Demonstration of clinical expertise and motivational leadership

Minimum 5 years’ experience in the specialty

Advanced training in hemodynamic monitoring and EKG interpretation

Basic computer skills including Outlook and Microsoft

Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs

Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English

 

Licensure/Certification

Current RCIS, RCES or BSN with a valid state license

BLS and ACLS certification required

    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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