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Registered Nurse Clinical Lead - Telemetry Center

Requisition ID:

22167441

Business Unit:

Hartford Hospital

Location:

Hartford, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 7a-7p Every other weekend, every other holiday.

 

 

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

 

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

 

Job Summary:

This is an excellent role for inpatient or outpatient RNs that want to begin their nursing leadership journey. The Centralized Monitoring Unit (CMU), Clinical Leader is very involved with patient care and outcomes without working on a unit or being a direct care giver. The Clinical Leader is recognized as a professional role model and telemetry clinical expert. Provides clinical oversight and ongoing support for Central Monitor Unit Technicians. Ensures adherence of CMU standard work and clinical guidelines. Delegates and supervises work accordingly under the direction of the Nurse Manager. Works collaboratively with the CMU Educator.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

 

 

  • Clinical subject matter expert that provides monitor tech oversight and supervision. Ensures accuracy of CMT rhythm interpretations and adherence to standard work expectations. Supports the ongoing educational needs of the monitor techs. Ensures monitor tech coverage meets safety standards for centralized monitoring.

 

  • Coordinates and implements patient-centered care by: collaborating with the Health Care Team; reinforcing alarm mitigation strategies, ensuring proper documentation, and encouraging communication among the patient care team; provides education to nurses on inpatient units in alignment with standard work, cardiac, and physiological guidelines.

 

  • Conducts cardiac audits, and in partnership with the unit leadership team, creates action plans based on the identified opportunity including review of Riskonnect events.

 

  • Has complete accountability for department standards including alarm escalation pathways and bidirectional communication with clinical teams. Oversees integrity of rhythm interpretation. Optimize technology and the electronic medical record for safety, quality, and alarm mitigation strategies.
  • Utilizes appropriate delegation skills and monitors patient and staff needs. Mediates communication issues on multiple levels and functions as patient advocate as needed.

 

  • Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and leadership behaviors.

 

  • Models /mentors quality patient/colleague service by: demonstrating proficiency in basic computer skills such as operating cardiac monitoring equipment and applications and logging on, identification and navigation of clinical display, utilization of rosters and care team assignments, troubleshooting and logging off, and email; Utilizing tact, discretion, and compassion in responding to patient/colleague and needs; maintaining confidentiality of all patient information; and functioning in a collaborative manner with other members of the team to ensure quality patient care and outcomes.

 

  • Coordinates continuous unit improvement by:  coaching, mentoring, precepting, and developing staff; coordinating unit activities (e.g. meetings, assignments, in-service); analyzing quality performance data and identifying performance/quality improvement opportunities and investigating recurrent CMU problems through literature research.  Ensures and demonstrates the cost-effective utilization of resources for self, others, and unit/service as a whole. Contributes to improvement of nursing practice by questioning current practices. Identifies strategies and resources to implement change (change theory).

 

  • Demonstrates self-improvement, in collaboration with the leadership team by identifying, communicating and seeking resources or instruction/validation to meet own learning needs, maintaining currency of validations and providing support and mentorship to peers for their learning needs.

 

  • Demonstrates and champions the need for targeted research utilization through screening research articles, selecting and discussing research findings for application with other members of the health care team, articulating a clear rationale for research-based decisions or actions and helping translate research for practice/organizational use, providing suggestions to enhance credibility and reliability of methods of data collection to improve outcomes in specific policy, nursing practice, and standards for self and unit.

 

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications

• Current Connecticut RN License.

• Graduate of an accredited nursing school (BSN required).

• Minimum one-year nursing and telemetry experience .

• BLS certification by the American Heart Association and proof of Arrhythmia Certification required prior to date of hire.

Exceptions to the educational requirement will be evaluated on an individual basis. For example, a strong candidate in the process of completing the educational requirement will be considered. Continued progress toward completion of the educational requirement within five years will be required.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment

 
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