Lead Nurse Job Description

Lead Nurse Job Description

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Lead nurse provides direct clinical care in psychiatry, including brief assessments and interventions, in an emergency department and on medical surgical units.

Lead Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Understands methodology for goal setting and applies that methodology accordingly
Demonstrate proficiency in performing the “Occupational Health Nurse” role
Coordinate the training of new “Clinical Review” staff members
Provide clinical services and oversee compliance with policies and procedures related to clinical occupational health operations
Leads, plans and coordinates overall Peco site nursing function including evaluation of clinical activities in case management, regulatory medical testing, and occupational health programs
Plans, schedules and provides medical testing and examinations including all appropriate resources, evaluates, records and communicates test results to meet regulation and policy requirements
Maintains confidential employee medical records, worker's compensation reports, activity and cost tracking reports using manual and computer based techniques
Analyzes data, identifies trends and develops programs to implement preventative and corrective measures addressing wellness and medical/work safety issues
Coordinates and communicates return to work transition plans with the case manager, and site and business unit personnel for occupational and non-occupational lost time and lost productivity issues
Actively participates in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, counseling, coaching, OPPE/FPPE, and annual performance reviews

Lead Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, ACLS, OCN, BCLS

Education for Lead Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lead nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Associates, Education, School of Nursing, Graduate, Leadership, Medical, Communication, Healthcare

Skills for Lead Nurse

Desired skills for lead nurse include:

Clinical systems and processes
Assessment
Human growth and development
Nursing process-assessment
Organization’s emergency operations plan and the role of the surgical services nurse manager in an emergency/disaster situation
Policies and procedures related to OSHA standards
Clinical prescribing issues
Harm reduction and health promotion interventions
Medicare
Range of treatment and care of patients

Desired experience for lead nurse includes:

Manages/provides general direction to NPs in the HMU
Assists in development and management of the Access Provider role
Plays a role in the education of students in HMU
Delegates responsibility and authority as appropriate and develops mechanisms for effective follow up
Provides opportunities for staff to participate in decisions related to team activities
Plans, directs and participates in regularly scheduled meetings in person to share information and problem solve with team

Lead Nurse Examples

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Lead Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead nurse
  • Monitors compliance with established APRN regulatory guidelines, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance
  • Makes recommendations to Unit Chief and Director of Clinical Staffing regarding current and future NP/PA team needs
  • Collaborates with HMU leadership and administrative staff to produce NP/PA clinical schedule
  • Manages an average of 8 patients in collaboration with a hospitalist or private physician, including rounding, cross-covering, ordering, patient education, documentation, consulting specialists, and ensuring appropriate post-discharge follow-up
  • Collaborates with the patient care team to facilitate a comprehensive plan of care and coordinate resources
  • Maintains and practices in accordance with nurse practitioner guidelines per state and hospital regulations
  • Bills for work independently and as a shared visit
  • Schedule requires night, weekend, holiday, and sick shift coverage
  • Modify patient plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions
  • Work to create and implement a system to manage the complex patient list (CPL) (recently hospitalized, acutely ill at home, complex psychological/social issues (be the go-to person for this list)
Qualifications for lead nurse
  • Minimum of two years current clinical experience required
  • Ability to instruct and collaborate with others required
  • Experience leading/supervising a health care team, or in a related area preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, teamwork and flexibility preferred
  • Participate in team rounds and communicate on a regular basis with team members about patients
  • Assist pt/families in management of their health
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Lead Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of lead nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead nurse
  • Communicate with case managers and VNA regarding disease management
  • Answer clinical questions from support staff
  • Educate support staff on geriatric syndromes and resulting behaviors that can effect patient interactions with staff
  • Performs pre / post-employment physicals, drug and alcohol tests, and other exams per company policy (e.g., Pulmonary Function Testing, Hearing Testing, Qualitative Fit Test)
  • Supervises and monitors care and training delivered to the patients by ensuring clinical staff (RN, LPN, PCT) perform all aspects of the patient care in accordance with the Center’s policy and procedures regulations set forth by state and federal agencies
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and management of the Freeport, Texas Medical Department
  • Establishes and directs work, processes, and systems for the Medical Department
  • Provides day-to-day first aid and direct care of employee illnesses/injuries within the scope of care and level of licensure in accordance with local treatment guidelines
  • Assist and provide medical support as needed for any on-site medical emergencies including nights and weekends, if available
  • Leads case and care management for employees on workers compensation
Qualifications for lead nurse
  • Lead/Charge, or management experience preferred
  • Current California RN license & CPR certified
  • Current knowledge of Oncology Practice
  • ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate required
  • 2 years oncology experience in an acute care or ambulatory setting
  • Competency in vascular access device management
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Lead Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead nurse
  • Implements and reviews required and recommended occupational health surveillance programs according to protocols with employee follow-up
  • Provides health and wellness educational materials and events to employees through coordination with Division Medical and/or local medical resources
  • Delivers health promotion programs to employees including appropriate immunization (influenza and hepatitis-B) and preventative screenings
  • Trains employees in medical subjects including bloodborne pathogens, CPR, first aid and oxygen administration
  • Administers Substance Abuse testing program
  • Prepares reports including state-required reports of injury and medical updates to local management and Division Medical in a timely and efficient manner
  • Maintains employee medical files and enters information into medical records system
  • Manages medical budget
  • Administers occupational health services in accordance with federal and local regulations
  • Maintains CEUs and certifications for licensure
Qualifications for lead nurse
  • Experience with OSHA requirements, Recordkeeping and industrial safety programs preferred
  • Hearing Conservation Certification preferred
  • 5 months experience as a LPN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse and a current license in the State(s) in which they will be practicing
  • Must be able to work independently performing duties and responsibilities under general supervision and guidance of Director, Community Living
  • Must have the ability to effectively supervise and coach nurses to optimize their potential
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Lead Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of lead nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lead nurse
  • Assign staff to work files to ensure appropriate and equitable resource allocation and prioritization to outstanding workload
  • Review daily/weekly/monthly system reports summarizing inventory and staff performance to identify outstanding issues
  • Completes monthly Quality Audit reviews for employees
  • Maintains Quality Audit scores/trends
  • Provides feedback to management on Quality Audit findings/results
  • Responds to Quality Audit questions/discrepancies timely and in accordance with department policies and procedures
  • Develops and maintains training materials for all staff, functions and policies
  • Prepares and completes training documentation completed per employee
  • Communicates process changes/updates as applicable
  • Provides complete and actionable feedback to staff and management in a timely manner
Qualifications for lead nurse
  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience as NP
  • Must able to use a computer proficiently for typing reports, managing time, researching diagnoses, communicating via e-mail
  • Minimum Associate degree in Nursing or RN Certification required
  • Certifications in audiometry, pulmonary function, breath alcohol, CPR and first aid preferred
  • Three to five years floor nursing experience required
  • Knowledge and experience with disability management, basic ergonomics, ADA, HIPAA, FMLA, OSHA, workers compensation, accommodation solutions and medical surveillance regulatory requirements preferred
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Lead Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead nurse
  • Attends payor training sessions and partners with supervisors to educate staff
  • Participate in effective brainstorming process improvements
  • Seek to cooperate with other areas (internally and externally) to achieve efficiencies
  • Identify deficiencies in staff performance and backlogs in inventory statistics in a timely manner, and take action to address outstanding issues
  • Role model expectations by meeting deadlines, rewarding and recognizing direct reports that exhibit competency improvements and communicating accurately and timely
  • Mary conduct rounds to assess and monitor patient condition, and adjust care plan accordingly
  • Plans for and institutes practices that promote the organizations capacity to provide resources that ensure continuity of care among primary care, specialties, other disciplines and across health care systems
  • Evaluates and manages the performance of nursing personnel and outcomes of nursing care delivery systems
  • Staffing plans reflect the requirements of state practice acts, regulatory mandates and professional standards in accordance with organizationally defined standards to safely meet needs of patient care
  • Participates in the performance evaluations with Site Manager and Medical Leader in a timely manner congruent with organizational policy and guidelines
Qualifications for lead nurse
  • Licensed as a Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas
  • Minimum of 1-3 years office experience in a health care setting required
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Practical (Vocational) Nursing
  • Currentvalid Georgia license
  • One (1) year experience in trauma nursing care
  • A competitive basic salary of £35,000.00 and £5000.00 car allowance

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