Clinical Nurse Leader – Veterans Administration, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Christina L. Thompson
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) functions as a generalist at the point of care and manages and coordinates care of individuals and clinical groups. Responsible and accountable for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Applies 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 the effective level of care. Core functions include daily assessment of patient care needs to determine the most appropriate use of expertise in clinical coordination, patient and staff education, attention to systems issues that require intervention, and quality and performance measures. Assists the nursing staff in the provision of complex patient care.
The Clinical Nurse Leader is an advanced generalist clinician with education at the master’s or post master’s level in a formal CNL education program. Graduate education is necessary because the CNL must bring a high level of competence and knowledge to the point of care and serve as a resource for the nursing team. This Master’s degree-prepared clinician puts evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery.
Work Schedule: Primarily day shift with 40 hours per week with possible alternating weekend and holidays or as needed for patient care.
Application Close Date: February 2, 2016