Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital
Work Days: 7a-7:30p / 7p-7:30a every other weekend and holiday
Category: Registered Nurse
Department: Labor and Delivery
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day / Night
Union Name: MNA Cambridge
To provide and oversee quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice. Collaborates with the nurse manager to foster skilled and quality evidence based nursing care, unit organization and cohesiveness and development of staff.
The clinical leader assists the nurse manager in the overall coordination of the clinical area by assuming the responsibility and accountability for daily operations. The clinical leader assumes responsibility for and serves as a resource to the staff in clinical practice, staff development, clinical leadership, and professional growth in consistent collaboration with the nurse manager.
Responsible for providing functional direction to members of the health care team while optimizing available resources to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
The clinical leader demonstrates advanced nursing skills in their respective clinical specialty, and possesses the necessary leadership skills to direct performance improvement initiatives in collaboration leadership, and other patient care areas.
Serves as an expert nursing resource to the interdisciplinary team regarding patient care issues and unit operations.
Facilitates clinical coordination of care to ensure a smooth patient flow and maximize patient experience.
Develops a daily staffing plan to ensure adequate nursing resources based on changing patient census and acuity.
Collaborates with nurse managers around effective use of staff resources and staffing issues.
As charge nurse, provides leadership for unit operations on a daily basis
Communicates pertinent information regarding departmental activities and leads unit practice changes.
Assists in preparation of scheduling of staff.
Re-evaluates and adjusts assignments as volume and acuity change.
Follows through on problems by using the appropriate clinical and administrative channels.
Participates in the development of annual unit based goals and objectives.
Recognizes environmental and system constraints that impact unit operations.
Acts as a change agent among the staff in response to the evolving healthcare environment.
Serves as an expert resource to all members of the multidisciplinary team regarding unit operations and patient care issues.
Provides leadership to facilitate conflict resolution in collaboration with the nurse manager.
Coordinates education, implementation and monitoring of systems for acquisitions and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Collaborates within and across service lines and departments to ensure effective clinical operations and continually improve effectiveness and efficiency of systems.
Acts as clinical resource for staff members using evidence-based knowledge and prevailing standards.
Identifies performance problems to the nurse manager.
Actively participates and facilitates staff participation in unit, department, and hospital committees.
Assumes a leadership role in clinical and administrative multi-disciplinary collaborative practice activities.
Education/Training: Graduate of NLN Accredited School of Nursing. BSN required
Licensure: Current Massachusetts licensure as Registered Nurse
Certifications: Minimal certifications: BLS, Specialty certification required or obtained
within one year of hire. Additional unit specific certifications may apply
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in related field with a minimum of 2
years charge experience.
Maternal Newborn Services
ACLS (L&D Clinical Leader)
AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring (L&D Clinical Leader)
Weekends and rotation per contract
Participates in and facilitates monthly team training drills
Actively assists with maintaining current clinical practice policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Maternal Newborn Service line
Consider membership in specialty specific professional organization, i.e. Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
Consider minimum of annual attendance at specialty specific conference
Newly hired experienced RNs interested in committing to a minimum of two years of employment at Cambridge Health Alliance, may be eligible to receive a retention bonus of $10,000. Part-time employees may be eligible for a prorated retention bonus.
Please speak with your HR Advisor for details.
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.