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Overview

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), for the Community Living Center (CLC)/Palliative Care (PC) Units will be assigned to the Geriatric Extended Care (GEC) Service Line and will report under the direct supervision of the respective Nurse Manager. The CNL is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager in the assigned area and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The CNL possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care. The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. Their assigned duties include, but are not limited to:

 

* Practices autonomously to provide holistic assessments of patients. Uses data to design individually tailored interventions, evaluations, and readiness for discharge. This includes assessing for risks , both physical and cognitive; initiating interdisciplinary plans of care and evaluating outcomes.

* Promotes health maintenance in patients through education regarding disease processes, symptoms and treatments. * Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary health care team, including the patient, to direct a plan of care. * Articulates the individual’s responses to illness and therapies considering their cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, religious, and lifestyle preferences. * Leads and directs the clinical care of a specific patient population to improve outcomes in complex patient populations. * Leads interdisciplinary patient rounds to promote the diffusion of evidenced based practice. * Utilizes the nursing process as the basis for systematic and creative management of patient care. * Demonstrates expert level knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to unit population * Utilizes expert knowledge and skills at the micro system level to improve patient population. * Assesses and evaluates patient care processes for effectiveness, initiating change when indicated. * Evaluates clinical practice and critical thinking skills of nursing staff and provides both formal and informal educational and mentoring opportunities as indicated. * Monitors, trends and fosters quality of computerized documentation. * Role models and facilitates appropriate teaching principles and strategies to meet patient/family education needs. * Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates educational programs utilizing principles of adult education.* Contributes to the development of policies, procedures, and/or clinical guidelines.

* Other duties as assigned.

 

What is CNL Certification?

The purpose of the CNL Certification is to create a unique credential for graduates of master’s and post-master’s CNL programs. Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements and pass the CNL Certification Examination will earn the credential of “CNL”. The CNL certification is based upon a national standard of requisite knowledge and experiences, thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a CNL. The CNL is a master’s-prepared clinician certified by the Commission on Nurse Certification. Graduate education is necessary because the CNL must bring a high level of clinical competence and knowledge to the point of care and serve as a resource for the nursing team. In practice, the CNL oversees the care coordination and integration of care for a distinct group of patients. The CNL is a leader and active member of the interdisciplinary health care team. The implementation of the CNL role will vary across health care settings.

IMPORTANT: The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a unique credential that recognizes certified Clinical Nurse Leaders. The CNL is an advanced generalist clinician with education at the master’s degree level. The role of the CNL requires a master’s degree and completion of the course requirements for CNL sufficient to allow the candidate to sit for the certification exam. The Medical Center will consider a candidate who has met all other requirements for the CNL, but who has not yet taken the certification examination. In the event that the Medical Center does accept a candidate who is otherwise qualified for the CNL with the exception of the CNL examination, the candidate will have up to one (1) year upon being hired to obtain the CNL certification.

 

Work Schedule: The scheduled tour will be Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4pm or 8am – 4:30pm

Overview
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), for the Community Living Center (CLC)/Palliative Care (PC) Units will be assigned to the Geriatric Extended Care (GEC) Service Line and will report under the direct supervision of the respective Nurse Manager. The CNL is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager in the assigned area and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The CNL possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care. The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. Their assigned duties include, but are not limited to:

* Practices autonomously to provide holistic assessments of patients. Uses data to design individually tailored interventions, evaluations, and readiness for discharge. This includes assessing for risks , both physical and cognitive; initiating interdisciplinary plans of care and evaluating outcomes.
* Promotes health maintenance in patients through education regarding disease processes, symptoms and treatments.
* Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary health care team, including the patient, to direct a plan of care.
* Articulates the individual’s responses to illness and therapies considering their cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, religious, and lifestyle preferences.
* Leads and directs the clinical care of a specific patient population to improve outcomes in complex patient populations.
* Leads interdisciplinary patient rounds to promote the diffusion of evidenced based practice.
* Utilizes the nursing process as the basis for systematic and creative management of patient care.
* Demonstrates expert level knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to unit population
* Utilizes expert knowledge and skills at the micro system level to improve patient population.
* Assesses and evaluates patient care processes for effectiveness, initiating change when indicated.
* Evaluates clinical practice and critical thinking skills of nursing staff and provides both formal and informal educational and mentoring opportunities as indicated.
* Monitors, trends and fosters quality of computerized documentation.
* Role models and facilitates appropriate teaching principles and strategies to meet patient/family education needs.
* Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates educational programs utilizing principles of adult education.
* Contributes to the development of policies, procedures, and/or clinical guidelines.
* Other duties as assigned.

What is CNL Certification?
The purpose of the CNL Certification is to create a unique credential for graduates of master’s and post-master’s CNL programs. Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements and pass the CNL Certification Examination will earn the credential of “CNL”. The CNL certification is based upon a national standard of requisite knowledge and experiences, thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a CNL. The CNL is a master’s-prepared clinician certified by the Commission on Nurse Certification. Graduate education is necessary because the CNL must bring a high level of clinical competence and knowledge to the point of care and serve as a resource for the nursing team. In practice, the CNL oversees the care coordination and integration of care for a distinct group of patients. The CNL is a leader and active member of the interdisciplinary health care team. The implementation of the CNL role will vary across health care settings.
IMPORTANT: The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a unique credential that recognizes certified Clinical Nurse Leaders. The CNL is an advanced generalist clinician with education at the master’s degree level. The role of the CNL requires a master’s degree and completion of the course requirements for CNL sufficient to allow the candidate to sit for the certification exam. The Medical Center will consider a candidate who has met all other requirements for the CNL, but who has not yet taken the certification examination. In the event that the Medical Center does accept a candidate who is otherwise qualified for the CNL with the exception of the CNL examination, the candidate will have up to one (1) year upon being hired to obtain the CNL certification.

Work Schedule: The scheduled tour will be Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4pm or 8am – 4:30pm

Application Closes: April 15, 2016