Two years current experience in the clinical field specialty
Shift Lead assists with, facilitates, and communicates the
patient’s plan of care to members of the multidisciplinary
healthcare team. Also assists with human resource management
activities, such as staff scheduling, staff development, and
performance monitoring. Performs duties and responsibilities in a
manner consistent with our mission and values.
% of Time Spent
1. Assists with
human resource management: 25%
A. Staff Scheduling: ensuring
24-hour coverage appropriate to patient care needs,
assuring that the quality and quantity of
staffing ratios are equitable.
Development: consulting with Dept. of Education and
preceptors about learning needs
of staff, and
arranging for those needs to be met; sharing relevant nursing
issues of nursing practice; participating in the planning of
competency validation programs and continuing to develop the
C. Performance Monitoring: assists with conducting
performance evaluations and counseling
for all staff; assists team members in setting short and/or
long-term goals; assists with the
process of individual staff.
D. Recruitment/Hiring: assists with
recruitment activities, assists/conducts interview with
E. Role model
for FACES culture, ensuring employees have adequate training and
2. Supports organizational goals for
patient and employee satisfaction. 20%
A. Shares results of
patient satisfaction surveys with employees, action plans are
B. Participates/ensures that daily patient rounds
C. Participates/ensures that discharge calls are
E. Performs daily rounding on employees,
utilizing information to foster division
3. Responsible for Quality
Improvement activities, unit-based and
pertinent information in the medical records and reviews patient
records to ensure
documentation by other members of the healthcare
B. Participates on committee work, unit based and
4. Functions in the role
of charge nurse/clinical staff. 20%
A. Communicates with patient, family, and staff
regarding plan of
B. Maintains ongoing communication with patient and/or
family regarding current status.
C. Evaluates patient’s progress towards the achievement
of expected outcomes.
D. Makes rounds with physicians as needed.
E. May serve as an educator to staff or a resource for
5. Promotes a safe environment
by utilizing safety practices as established for unit and
hospital-wide application. 10%
A. Overseeing that hospital policy on handling and
disposal of hazardous materials and infectious
waste is carefully followed.
B. Reviewing and utilizing incident reports
appropriately, encourage use of “Quantros” Reporting System.
C. Overseeing that safety measures are carried out to
prevent patients from harming themselves or others, i.e. Standards
Restraints, Side rails, Transportation, Suicide Prevention,
D. Notifying Nurse Manager of problems, which may need
to be reported to Risk Management.
F. Supervises and adheres to the concepts of infection
control by complying with standards for universal
G. Recognizes safety hazards and acts to protect
patient/self, i.e. Standards for Electrical Safety, Equipment,
H. Assumes responsibility for maintenance and proper
functioning of equipment.
I. Demonstrates that he/she is familiar with and
knowledgeable of location, care, and operation of
J. Adheres to Hospital/Department/Unit Standards
1. Fire reporting/drills.
2. Disaster reporting/drills.
3. Tornado protective measures.
6. Assist with Financial
Ensures unit staffing to acuity.
Ensures proper utilization of supplies.
Assist in implementing cost saving measures.
7. Performs other work duties as
licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of
degree in Nursing required.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State
Bachelors degree in Nursing required.
- Clinical base
for the patient population served. Two years current experience in
the clinical field specialty preferred.
management experience preferred.
provides courteous and effective communication with internal
care provider will take into consideration the specific age-related
needs of the patient. Nursing division may provide care to
neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric
Cardiac Life Support Certification within 1 year for
in Neonatal Resuscitation Program for Maternity and Newborn
certification in a Basic Life Support required or course will need
to be completed during orientation classes, prior to working on the
COMPETENCY WILL BE VALIDATED AT
LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS. STANDARDS DENOTING AN ANNUAL OR MORE
FREQUENT COMPETENCY VALIDATION ARE LOCATED IN THE SCOPE OF
PRACTICE. COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED
ANNUALLY. PARTICIPATION IN A BLS, IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team,
including other health care providers, the patient, the patients
family, and significant others.
Provides direction to: RN, LPN, PCT, UA, Secretary
Supervised by: Nurse Manager
required to sit occasionally and stand and walk frequently.
Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) load occasionally.
Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance.
Employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel,
climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to
reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee
is required to use both hands for simple grasping and
pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical
hazards and CRT terminal work. Verbal and cognitive, as
well as motor coordination and manual dexterity are required.
Speech, hearing, and near-visual acuity are required. May be needed
to work any shift due to 24-hour day, 7 days per week operation.
Employee is occasionally exposed to blood borne
significant of duties are included but this does not exclude
occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we
provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional
excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we
create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to
high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons
as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the
needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person’s rights
and responsibilities in light of the common good.
We set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES - Friendly - Available -
Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and