To provide and oversee quality patient care according to
Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice.
Collaborates with the nurse manager to foster skilled and quality
evidence based nursing care, unit organization and cohesiveness and
development of staff.
The clinical leader assists the nurse manager in the overall
coordination of the clinical area by assuming the responsibility
and accountability for daily operations. The clinical leader
assumes responsibility for and serves as a resource to the staff in
clinical practice, staff development, clinical leadership, and
professional growth in consistent collaboration with the nurse
Responsible for providing functional direction to members of the
health care team while optimizing available resources to achieve
optimal patient outcomes. Supports the mission, vision, and values
of the organization.
The clinical leader demonstrates advanced nursing skills in
their respective clinical specialty, and possesses the necessary
leadership skills to direct performance improvement initiatives in
collaboration leadership, and other patient care areas.
Serves as an expert nursing resource to the interdisciplinary
team regarding patient care issues and unit operations.
Facilitates clinical coordination of care to ensure a smooth
patient flow and maximize patient experience.
Develops a daily staffing plan to ensure adequate nursing
resources based on changing patient census and acuity.
Collaborates with nurse managers around effective use of staff
resources and staffing issues.
As charge nurse, provides leadership for unit operations on a
Communicates pertinent information regarding departmental
activities and leads unit practice changes.
Assists in preparation of scheduling of staff.
Re-evaluates and adjusts assignments as volume and acuity
Follows through on problems by using the appropriate clinical
and administrative channels.
Participates in the development of annual unit based goals and
Recognizes environmental and system constraints that impact unit
Acts as a change agent among the staff in response to the
evolving healthcare environment.
Serves as an expert resource to all members of the
multidisciplinary team regarding unit operations and patient care
Provides leadership to facilitate conflict resolution in
collaboration with the nurse manager.
Coordinates education, implementation and monitoring of systems
for acquisitions and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Collaborates within and across service lines and departments to
ensure effective clinical operations and continually improve
effectiveness and efficiency of systems.
Acts as clinical resource for staff members using evidence-based
knowledge and prevailing standards.
Identifies performance problems to the nurse manager.
Actively participates and facilitates staff participation in
unit, department, and hospital committees.
Assumes a leadership role in clinical and administrative
multi-disciplinary collaborative practice activities.
Education/Training: Graduate of NLN Accredited School of
Nursing. BSN required
Licensure: Current Massachusetts licensure as Registered
Certifications: Minimal certifications: BLS, Specialty
certification required or obtained
within one year of hire. Additional unit specific certifications
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in
related field with a minimum of 2
years charge experience.
Maternal Newborn Services
ACLS (L&D Clinical Leader)
AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring (L&D Clinical
Weekends and rotation per contract
Participates in and facilitates monthly team training drills
Actively assists with maintaining current clinical practice
policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Maternal Newborn
Consider membership in specialty specific professional
organization, i.e. Association of Women s Health Obstetric and
Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
Consider minimum of annual attendance at specialty specific