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Saratoga Hospital - Ballston Spa, NY

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CLINICAL NURSE SUPERVISOR - FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS

SUMMARY:

Provides clinical leadership to nursing practice across primary care offices. Assumes the primary function of a professional nurse leader in assessing, planning, organizing, directing and evaluating clinical services in the Family Health clinics. The clinical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for promoting teamwork within the clinic, between the clinics, and between the clinics and hospital.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies and Procedures : Works with health care providers to establish policies and procedures to support clinical nursing practice and ensures consistency in practice in the Family Health Centers with hospital policies and procedures. Ensures staff are kept informed and up to date on all policies.

Quality Improvement and Clinical Oversight : Maintains an up to date and in depth knowledge of clinical practice requirements to meet Joint Commission, New York State and other quality and regulatory agency requirements. Monitors clinic compliance with quality assurance guidelines and makes improvements based on evidence based practices and innovative patient care standards. Ensures compliance with National Patient Safety Goals. Ensures consistency in the standard of care provided in the outpatient clinic or physician practice setting. Actively participates in quality improvement activities, measurement and tracking. Collaborates with providers to establish quality and outcome based goals.

Staff Training and Education Provides ongoing feedback to staff to nurture and develop clinical and interpersonal skills. Proactively addresses issues of conflict. Follows through in a timely manner to staff concerns and questions. Assumes responsibility for assuring staff participate in ongoing training and education activities and complete all mandatory education in a timely manner. Assesses nursing staff competency requirements including pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Identifies staff education needs related to the specific clinic practice . Introduces new information to ensure staff skills are progressive and reflect up to date clinical practice. Provides input in annual performance evaluations. Ensures staff complete mandatory training as required. Consults with Human Resources staff to ensure compliance with human resource policies.

Clinical Leadership : Plans educational programs related to the population of patients cared for in the clinic practice. Assesses the need for specific disease case management in the clinics. Provides

oversight of clinical/pharmaceutical purchasing and educating staff on new clinical protocols or pharmaceuticals. In collaboration with providers and clinical staff, implements case management activities appropriate for the clinic setting.

Environment of Care : In collaboration with facilities staff and administrative leadership, ensures compliance with environment of care requirements. Evaluates the need for equipment related to clinic clinical practice. Ensures that clinical equipment is maintained in adequate working order and schedules maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a graduate of an accredited School of nursing. BSN required. Master’s in nursing or related field preferred. Registered Nurse current license to practice nursing in New York. Five years clinical nursing experience and three years management experience. BLS and ACLS required.

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