Lead Registered Nurse II, ACC/CDU, Full time Day, Town Park Medical Center

Kennesaw, Georgia
Jun 28, 2024
Sep 14, 2024
Job Summary:

Kaiser Permanente nurses are guided by an integrated nursing model that places patients and families in the center. The Lead RN II- ACC/CDU coordinates activities of the interdisciplinary team and monitors departmental throughput to ensure safe, effective, and efficient care. Serves as a subject matter expert and resource for clinical teams on departmental processes and workflows. Demonstrates sound decision-making and the ability to be self-directed. Manages patient assignments and changes in staff schedule, as needed. Addresses customer concerns or complaints in a timely manner and escalates to the manager, as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily patient care activities and assignments within the department and acts as a resource for the healthcare team, providers, and ancillary departments.
  • Continuous rounding within the department to ensure patient throughput and flow, assisting as needed.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess patient health status, determine nursing diagnosis, establish nursing goals, and develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing plan of care.
  • Actively participates, as a member of the healthcare team, to engage patients, families, and caregivers in care coordination.
  • Monitors the condition of patients within the department and support safe patient transfer, as indicated.
  • Assists with procedures and monitors patients response during and after the procedure.
  • Autonomously perform procedures, such as conscious sedation, under physician supervision.
  • Utilizes advanced skills to provide consultation.
  • Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions, and response to treatment according to established policies and guidelines.
  • Acts independently to manage patient assignments and changes in staff schedules.
  • Conducts daily equipment checks and ensures that quality controls are completed.
  • Evaluates emergency situations and leads the nursing response to clinical emergencies.
  • Initiates and monitors IV therapy, administration of medications, and other nursing procedures as prescribed by the physician or associate practitioner, and documents accordingly.
  • Assesses patient and family health education needs, provides health teaching and counseling, and evaluates effectiveness of the education process.
  • Performs direct patient care as needed.
  • Ensures clear communication with the healthcare team, providers, and management team using multiple avenues, including email, teams chat, and huddles.
  • Responds to inquiries from patients, providers, healthcare team, and internal/external customers and supports resolution.
  • Conducts outgoing telephone calls to patients requiring follow-up care and preventative outreach.
  • Leads departmental or regional performance improvement initiatives (access, quality, service, people).
  • Seeks and completes formal continuing education relevant to clinical discipline.
  • Deescalate potential volatile situations involving patients, guests, and other internal KP stakeholders and staff.
  • Escalates concerns following the appropriate chain of command.
  • Participates in departmental Quality Assurance and UBT activities and supports compliance with regulatory procedures and standards.
  • Serves as a preceptor, resource, and mentor for new healthcare team members and nursing students.
  • Participates in departmental orientation, training, and competency validation of new staff (after completion of validator training), to include departmental equipment, safe patient handling techniques, and infection prevention.
  • Provide at least one (1) training in-service each year and supports annual competency validation.
  • Model teamwork and professionalism and fosters a culture of clinical and service excellence.
  • Addresses patient/visitor concerns (from Real-Time-Feedback) and provides service recovery in real time.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

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