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Clinical Leader - Emergency Center

Cape Cod Healthcare

Hyannis, MA
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Job Details

Cape Cod Healthcare

Department: Emergency Center
Schedule: Full-time 40 Hours per week
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: *Clin Leader& RN Pos. 11p-7:30a, Rot Days, E/O/W/E, E/O Hol.
Job Details:


Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.  With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs.  We are currently seeking a dedicated Clinical Leader/RN to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital.






Responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating daily shift operations to ensure flow and quality

patient care.



1. Plans, organizes and manages nursing duties and provides leadership in complying with governmental,

accreditation and other regulations/requirements and with hospital policies

2. Meets all Professional Competency Standards of Emergency Nursing Practice

            a. Quality of Care – Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of emergency nursing practice in the


            b. Performance Appraisal - Adheres to established standards of practice, including activities and

            behaviors that characterize professional status

            c. Collegiality -Engages in activities and behaviors that characterize a professional.

            d. Ethics - Provides care based on philosophical and ethical concepts. These concepts include

            reverence for life; respect for the inherent dignity, worth, autonomy, and individuality of each

            human being; and acknowledgement of the diversity of all people.

            e. Collaboration - Ensures open and timely communication with emergency patients, significant

            others and other health care providers through professional collaboration.

            f. Resource Utilization -Collaborates with other health care providers to deliver patient-centered

            care in a manner consistent with safe, efficient and cost-effective resource utilization

3. Facilitates the implementation of departmental policies/procedures, mission, goals.

4. May participate in recruitment activities and staff orientation training

5. Participates in the nursing care related to assessment, promotion, maintenance and restoration of patients' health and wellness

6. Teams with manager to instill and reinforce QM principles throughout department and participates in

audits and feedback to staff

7. Responsible for monitoring patient flow and responding with the appropriate actions to expedite patients throughput

8. Facilitates communication with staff regarding department activities, policy changes, etc.

9. Completes Daily Staffing Assignments for assigned shift

10. Communicates with management to determine staffing needs

11. Self schedules in collaboration with other Clinical Leaders to ensure 24 hour coverage of the department

12. Works 32 hours clinically and 4 hours of on site clinical preparation, i.e. QM, daily staffing assignments, equipment availability, etc.

13. Participates in hospital wide clinical leader networking sessions



1.     Graduation from an approved nursing education program.  Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field or enrolled in an accredited program

2.     Current license to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

3.     Current Basic Life Support Certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

4.     CPI (Crisis Prevention) within 4 months of new position and must renew annually.

5.     Current TNCC and ENPC certifications preferred

6.     Successful passage of CCHC's Pharmacology Exam

7.     Three to five years recent experience as a Charge Nurse or Preceptor

8.     Must demonstrate leadership abilities. Must possess good oral and written communication skills

9.     Three to five recent years of progressively responsible emergency center experience

10.  With all qualifications being considered, the final decision as to who is awarded the position will be heavy weighted toward the candidate with the most actual hands on patient care experience.




Delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Administers and monitors patient responses to all medications. Directs and guides patient care, teaching and activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing within the realm of Hospital Policy. Maintains and delivers the highest quality customer service standards.




1.  Properly utilizes the nursing process in caring for patients by maintaining relevant, accurate and current patient records as evidenced by Nursing PI activities. 


2.  Provides documentation of assessment of the patient throughout the Hospital admission including physical, psychological, social dimensions and discharge plans.  Summarizes assessment data and initiate plan of care with communication of pertinent data to allied patient care providers as evidenced by Nursing PI activities.


3.  Understands, assumes, and demonstrates proficiency in the role of charge nurse. 


4.  Demonstrates proficiency in Computerized Nursing Informatics (information systems). 


5.  Assumes role of resource person regarding patient care, orientation and teaching staff. 


6.  Participates in at least four unit staff meetings per year, attends mandatory programs and obtains three hours of Patient Care Assessment Committee (PCAC) credit per year. 


7.  Participates in identification of the aspects of care for the patient, indicators used to monitor the quality and appropriateness of care, and the evaluation of that care.  Adheres to safety, blood/body fluid policies and procedures. 


8.  Assesses personal learning development needs.  Maintains documentation of current and ongoing professional development activities.  Regularly up-dates knowledge of techniques and regulations appropriate to the age of the patient served.  Shows a willingness to participate on Nursing Committees.

9.  Represents hospital in the community and within the hospital by maintaining confidentiality regarding patients and hospital matters and by presenting the hospital in a manner that will best market the services provided.


10.  Performs other work related duties and activities as assigned or requested by his/her immediate supervisor.



Emergency Registered Nurse:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Basic Life Support and ACLS Certification required and must maintain certifications.
  • Successful passage of CCHC's Pharmacology exam and Successful passage of Basic Arrhythmia Program or challenge exam.

· Must read, write and communicate in English.

· CPI (Crisis Prevention) within 4 months of new position and must renew annually.

· TNCC, ENPC and PALS certifications preferred.

· Recent (within last 7 years) critical care or Emergency Center RN experience required.

· Demonstrated skills in I.V. administration, IV starts, ventilator care, and telemetry monitoring required.



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Zip Code: 02601
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