Team Lead Registered Nurse Progressive Care Unit FT Days
Req #: 17012910
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: FH Connerton LTAC
Florida Hospital Connerton
At Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, we deliver meaningful care by getting to know our patients and their families. Our 50-bed hospital is designed to serve individuals who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care.
The unique care environment of a long-term acute-care hospital means that our patients and their visitors will spend more time with us than at other hospitals. For that reason, we've designed our hospital to be a comfortable environment. Our specially trained staff are not only experts in providing advanced care, but also have friendly, compassionate personalities that help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illnesses. The 48,000-square foot, one-story Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area.
You will be responsible for:
- Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers—in person or on the telephone.
- Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
- Participates in hourly rounding for outcomes using the AIDET technique.
- Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice.
- Demonstrates organizational commitment standards and values.
- Monitors staff compliance with customer service behaviors and reinforces hospital goals for service management.
- Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance.
- Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork in managing patient flow, i.e., promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge and transfer.
- Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process.
- Communicates changes, new procedures, and processes for the nursing division, service line, and team to staff.
- Participates in monthly staff meeting for assigned unit.
- Assists the Nurse Leader or designee, with updates and maintains unit records, reports, and forms.
- Assists in preparing monthly schedule for assigned unit.
- Assists with performance appraisals/corrective action and counseling.
- Provides required documentation for personnel file in a timely manner.
- Utilizes time effectively and accomplishes duties in necessary timeframe with minimal supervision.
- Assists staff in the delivery of patient care: assessment, diagnosis, identification of outcomes, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Demonstrates knowledge of hospital, division, and unit Standards of Care and Practice by serving as a resource person to nurses and physicians during assigned shift.
- Mentors and coaches team members to successfully manage patient needs.
- Assists staff in effective time utilization.
- Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services.
- Prepares daily shift assignments, which distributes personnel equitably and appropriately to match the needs of patients and nursing staff.
- Adheres to staffing matrix and operational budgetary benchmarks.
- Educates staff as to their affirmative duty to report incidents, the necessity of such reporting and proper mechanisms of incident reporting.
- Assures incident reports have been filed on incidents employees may be aware of or discovered through chart review.
- Assures that reportable events occurring within the department are properly reported to Risk Management within the time required by law.
- Assists Risk Management Department in identifying risks, analyzing cause/effects of incidents and in the investigation of incidents as may be required for legal purposes.
- Works with Risk Management Department in developing corrective action plans addressing trends or categories or risks/incidents.
- Implements actions, as appropriate, recommended by Performance Improvement activities and hospital-wide Quality Improvement Council (QIC).
- Ensures compliance with core measure/HCAHPS composite benchmarks.
- Documentation meets criteria for core measure, charges, PI, and all quality/regulatory standards as measured by chart audits.
- Assists in completing, monitoring, and evaluation of unit-based Performance Improvement activities.
- Promotes staff development through patient care assignments, acting as a clinical resource and role model, identifying educational needs and ensuring staff attendance at educational in-services.
- Encourages and supports front-line decision making.
- Provides staff in-services on a regular basis.
- Collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health/situation and unit specific data for process improvement initiatives including: initial patient assessment within expected timeframe, initiates consults as indicated from database collection, identifies patient/family teaching and discharge planning needs.
- Identifies expected outcomes for the plan of care individualized to the patient or situation and for unit specific PI outcomes. Participation in identification of unit specific PI outcomes.
- The patient’s plan of care is developed, individualized and prioritized daily in collaboration with the patient, family and health team members that is sensitive to the patient’s cultural and spiritual needs and to attain expected outcomes.
- Implements the identified plans for patients and unit specific process improvement with appropriate nursing interventions and physicians orders in an accurate, timely manner and documents intervention according to hospital policy. Coordinates implementation of the plan of care through leadership and delegation appropriate to skill level including but not limited to: LPNs, NTs, CNAs, Unit Secretaries, RTs, PTs. Educates patient/family based on assessed learning needs.
- Evaluates progress toward attainment of expected patient outcomes and unit specific process improvement outcomes daily with patient, family and health team members.
- Maintains safe practice by demonstrating unit specific clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards.
- Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of medications.
- Ensures safe and effective handoff communications and documentation of such between care givers.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
- Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice.
- Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice.
- Acts as a patient advocate.
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience.
- Integrates population specific standards when planning care.
- Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth, i.e., completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains unit based certification, acts as designated preceptor, acts as designated resource nurse, member of professional nursing organization, attains national certification, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.
What will you need:
- Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, AND
- Valid AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements
- Graduate of a school of Nursing.
- Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. (Preferred)
- Experience in a specialty area(s). (Preferred)
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner in Florida or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement.