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Clinical Nurse Leader – Cardiology

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 1, 2021.

Loyola Medicine – Loyola University Medical Center

Employment Type:

Full time



In association with the clinical leadership team, and through a collaborative role with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, and according to established policies and procedures, provides horizontal leadership accountable for the management of care and the care environment through knowing the patient, communication and lateral integration of care. Serves as a change agent to translate and integrate evidence into practice; to design and evaluate care and improve outcomes. In addition to generalist preparation in nursing with enhanced clinical skills, is primarily unit or setting based and is responsible for coordination of care for a specified cohort of patients within a micro-system. The number of patients responsible for depends on the health care setting and patient nature and complexity. The mix of nursing personnel required in acute care is a function of the nature and quantity of work that must be accomplished on a particular unit. In his or her day-to-day practice, develops an overall view of patients, families and caregivers and establishes strong partnerships with them to deliver optimal care. 24-hour accountability for the care provided by self and others to whom care is delegated.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required: Masters Degree

Preferred: N/A

Specify Degree(s): Nursing

Residency: N/A

Minimum Experience:

Required: 1-2 years of previous Cardiology RN experience

Preferred: N/A

Managerial Experience: N/A



Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois

Preferred: N/A

Other: Certification in area of specialty within one year of hire.

Position Responsibilities:

Outcomes: Leads improvement initiatives using data to determine need

for change and prioritization of activities. Relies on evidence to determine

the interventions to improve outcomes. Includes colleagues at every level

in improvement projects in the spirit of shared governance. Coordinates

improvement projects to support achievement of organizational goals.

Clinical – Works in collaboration with unit manager, director and CNO to

exceed national mean for nurse-sensitive indicators. Leads and

participates in organizational clinical quality improvement projects and

committees to meet organizational goals and improve patient care.

Achieves annual goas as defined by the organization. Colleague – Works

in collaboration with unit manager, director and CNO to exceed annual

retention goals and defined benchmarks for colleague engagement.

Supports organizational efforts to create a nursing practice environment

that promotes autonomy, transformational leadership, professional

development, collaboration and transition to practice for new graduate

nurses and nurses new to the organization. Financial – Manages

department-based orientation in collaboration with unit manager to

ensure effective and efficient use of educational hours and training.

Achieves target for nursing retention to reduce cost of turnover.

Professional Practice Environment: Leads activities to evaluate current

practice and stimulate change through the dissemination and

implementation of latest evidence-based practice. Contributes to the

development of new and revised policies and protocols to improve

practice. Relies on the American Nurses Association Standards and Scope

of Practice to guide changes in nursing practice and to optimize

professional practice. Leverages shared governance to ensure that nurses,

techs and other disciplines have input into decisions that impact their

practice. Acts as a role model and expert clinical resource in the clinical

setting to guide care on a case-by-case basis. Promotes collaboration

across disciplines and departments to enhance patient care and

collegiality. Holds self and others accountable to living the core values.

Nursing Education and Professional Development: Leverages clinical

ladder program to advance professional development of clinical nurses

and achievement of defined department outcomes. Mentors nurses

through the clinical ladder process to enhance engagement. Assesses

department learning needs and develops educational programs to

support clinical growth, professionalism and engagement. Works with

individual nurses to help create career path/plan for growth toward

long-term career goals. Participates in national nursing specialty

organization(s) and contributes to the dissemination of evidence-based

practices in area of specialty

Clinical Orientation: Collaborating with the department manager and the

education department develops the content and process for

department-based orientation. Uses clinical expertise to determine key

clinical components of orientation that will ensure safe practice. Tracks

progress of orientees and communicates progress to unit manager. In

partnership with unit manager, meets with new employees minimally

every 2 weeks throughout orientation to communicate progress and

address concerns.

Nursing Care Coordination: Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds in

assigned work area and communication patient needs from the

perspective of the discipline of nursing. Communicate plan of care to

individual nurses and the broader nursing care team to facilitate patient

discharge and successful transition to the next level of care. Ensure

implementation of the plan of care by the nursing team. Communicate

the plan of care to patients and families, solicit their input to make a plan

of care that is meaningful and mutually acceptable to patients and

families. Closely collaborate with providers and case management to

improve the quality and efficiency of care. Monitor length of stay and

escalate care concerns. Participate in complex case review and coordinate

care conferences as needed.

Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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About Us

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country’s aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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