Specialty Team Leader
Why This Role is Important to Us
The Specialty Team Lead is responsible for assisting with the management and coordination of patient care on a specialty unit. Has authority to delegate and make decisions related to staff in absence of Nursing Management. Participates in planning, administering and evaluating the operation of their assigned unit. Leads unit based educational needs. In support of Nursing Leadership is responsible for actively supporting the achievement of departmental level expected Quality, Financial, Customer Service, Throughput, and People results. Supports and ensures staff follow policies and procedure, evidence-based practice, American nurses Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, regulatory agencies (such as The Joint Commission) and the Maine Nurse Practice Act.
What You’ll Be Doing
- Makes assignments and delegates care assignments according to knowledge and skills of team members and needs of the patients. Reassesses and redistributes team members as patient and unit needs change.
- Coaches staff to deliver competent nursing care to assigned patients.
- Provides immediate “troubleshooting” for patient care issues and follow-up as indicated.
- Facilitates teamwork among all clinicians associated with patient care to expedite patient progress toward goal achievement and timely and appropriate discharge from unit.
- Monitors patient care delivery and unit processes for quality improvement opportunities and goals.
- Provides oversight of clinical policies and procedures of clinical specialty.
- Leading Unit based Education needs, including but not limited to annual skills fairs, clinical competencies, drills, etc.
- Facilitates multidisciplinary clinical microsystem quality meetings specific to area of specialty.
- Assists in team member in-services and orientation of new staff members.
- Effectively communicates process changes.
- Conducts unit specific staff meetings in collaboration with Nursing Leadership.
What We’re Looking For
Education and Experience:
- Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Maine.
- Bachelor’s in Nursing preferred, or Bachelor’s candidate within 18 months of appointment.
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.
- 2 years current related hospital experience in specialty required.
- Specialty/Leadership certification, preferred.
- Experience with a patient population where team lead will be done is preferred.
- Committee experience, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards
- I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment
- I am actively listening and seeking information
- I am honest, truthful, and consistent
- I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy
- I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate
- I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork
- Serve as the champion of the patient and team member experience by providing an A+ experience to every patient and team member, every day.
- Works well in dynamic and fast paced environment.
- Positive communication skills.
- Positive role model.
- Demonstrates initiative.