Clinical Nurse Liaison II
Harris Health System - Houston, TX

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Ben Taub General Hospital is offering an exceptional opportunity for two clinical nursing leaders with expert knowledge, skills and abilities to provide leadership at the bedside for specified Medical/Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care nursing units. Reporting directly to the Administrative Director of Nursing for the service, this masters prepared professional will collaborate with the service director to create a care environment where high quality, patient-centered outcomes exemplify a culture of patient safety. The ideal candidate will be a proven change agent who will serve as a coach and role model for professional nursing practice. This position supports a unique organizational capacity strategic initiative that offers the ideal candidate an opportunity to join accomplished nurse leaders who have already created significant change, enhancing the team and taking nursing at Ben Taub to the next level.

The Clinical Nurse Liaison II is responsible for assessing, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating clinical care, programs and initiatives for the assigned service/units. The CNL II works closely with the nurse managers and directors of the service/units, assuming leadership in creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates excellent patient care. The CNL II function as a clinical expert and supports professional nursing practice. The CNL II applies theoretical knowledge to guide nurses in the provision of safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines.

The CNL II leads continuous quality improvement through participation in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of service/unit plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures. The CNL II furthers and ensures compliance, with standards established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The CNL II holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research and the community.Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a masters degree in nursing or related field. Recognition as an advanced practice nurse/CNS preferred.

Certification in a clinical nursing specialty is to be completed within two years if not held at the time of appointment. Current license or valid permit to practice nursing in Texas. Work Experience: Requires a minimum of (5) years recent experience in related clinical area. Management Experience: Related clinical/leadership experience is preferred.

Schedule/Shift: Category: Med/Surg

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