As a Lead Outpatient Registered Nurse, you will assist management in the development and implementation of strategic policies and procedures. To help achieve our mission, you will serve as a clinical expert and a team leader for all clinical staff in the Outpatient environment while communicating effectively and working cooperatively with others. Having respect for and an understanding of other clinical disciplines while using an integrated approach toward achieving desired patient outcomes is of vital importance. Ensuring improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning and providing direction/guidance to others regarding practice is essential. Your ability to serve as a resource, preceptor and mentor while demonstrating leadership skills in decision making and problem solving is required. Job Responsibilities
- Stays current on Outpatient best practices to act as a resource to team members and to provide training to improve team member competency and enhance level of service.
- Ensures consistency in clinical practices across Outpatient locations. Provides oversight of daily clinical operations, workflow, productivity and training to Outpatient clinical team members. Updates management regarding any issues in the Outpatient setting.
- Collaborates with team to develop action plans.
- Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with healthcare team members, patients and families to maximize patient outcomes.
- Delegates patient care activities appropriately to other healthcare team members and participates in making and revising staff assignments.
- Keeps informed of initiatives and incorporates the outcomes of team or committee work into practice. Acts as role model and leader for staff to ensure quality and efficiency. Collaborates with team members to ensure patients are processed proficiently and expediently. Participates in work groups and/or committees.
- Demonstrates a willingness to give 100 percent and assists others voluntarily. Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity. Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to healthcare team members. Displays leadership behaviors. Demonstrates evidence of a minimum of 20 hours of self-development activities with a minimum of six formal contact hours beyond orientation and fellowship programs. Maintains own Team Member Continuing Education Record.
- Adapts standards and guidelines for individual patients. Makes independent clinical decisions based on knowledge drawn from education and experience. Ensures efficiency in the delivery of care.
- Determines immediate priorities and offers solutions for problems. Understands, explains, participates in and utilizes human caring initiatives.
- Performs essential duties necessary to clinic or non-acute operations to include taking vitals, stocking exam rooms, giving vaccines, drawing blood, etc. Formulates plans of care based on trends of similar patients including patient education and discharge planning.
- Collaborates with patients/families to identify realistic desired outcomes. Identifies variances from expected outcomes.
- Evaluates patient outcomes and makes revisions in plans of care. Documents all patient care activities according to documentation standards. Assists the healthcare team with the documentation process.
- Tailors and prioritizes caring practice to individual needs including cultural, ethical and spiritual needs. Participates in the planning of routine transitional healthcare needs (i.e. treatment options, patient placement options and end of life options).
- Adapts planned educational programs and information to individual patients and families by modifying teaching strategies or content.
- Integrates education during the delivery of patient care. Advocates actively for patients' rights and identifies potential conflicts. Seeks counsel for resolution of conflict.
- Provides review of charts to ensure nursing triage protocols are followed. Reviews and shares any performance deficiencies with management. Incorporates research findings into nursing practice. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
* 3-5 years experience as an RN in a clinical setting.
* BSN graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
* BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
* Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an RN.
* Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and computer proficiency is required. Additional RequirementsAbout Us
Inova is Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova's 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
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