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Clinical Staff Leader, 3RW (Med/Surg), full-time, nights

Job Number: 1900120
Category: Other Nursing Services
Organization: 3RW Cohort 10 201896
Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Clinical Staff Leader

 3RW (Adult Med/Surg) Unit


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Unit Summary

 3 Round Wing/Adult Inpatient Medicine, located in Medical Center North at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is fast-paced and focused on acute medicine.  3RW is a 14 bed unit, which cares for adult patients with non-surgical acute medicine conditions. 

The mission of the 3RW/Medicine is to provide compassionate, quality care that is respectful, patient/family-centered, safe, and cost efficient.  Our nurses are able to utilize evidence-based guidelines to provide the highest quality of care.  The staff experiences the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients and families, while expanding their critical care knowledge base and applying critical thinking skills to understand and intervene in the care of their patients.

Our population of patients may include patients with any number of co-morbidities, including neurological, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine medical conditions. 
All beds are appropriate for continuous bedside sp02 monitoring. 


The Management structure of 3RW/Medicine consists of the Unit Manager and 2 Clinical Staff Leaders and Nurse Educator.  Each Clinical Staff Leader is responsible for 18-20 staff. 

The staff is composed of RN’s, Care Partners and Medical Receptionists and RN assignments are determined by patient census and acuity.  Normal RN ratios are 5:1.


All RNs complete a centralized hospital and nursing orientation, in addition to the unit orientation. The unit-specific acute medicine competency-based orientation is structured to fit the needs of the experience level of the RN. In addition to a clinical, preceptor-based bedside orientation, RNs are offered ongoing educational opportunities for learning.


Your Role:

The Clinical Staff Leader is a direct supervisory leadership role and a key member of the Nursing leadership team. The CSL leads a cohort of staff members and actively participates in overall management of the unit, development of clinical practice, and provision of patient care with accountabilities for implementation and outcomes for people leadership, quality, service, compliance, finance, throughput and scheduling. The primary focus of the Clinical Staff Leader is to ensure the unit's optimal performance by engaging in effective problem solving for staff, patients and families and to develop/lead the assigned cohort. The Clinical Staff Leader provides feedback and coaching to staff members, recognizing them for their contributions while fostering a high performance culture. The CSL works under the guidance and direction of the manager to develop. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here.


Position Shift:

·  Full-time, Night Shift  (Requires 2 - 12 hour shifts and 2 - 8 hour shifts with 1-2 weekend shifts in a 6 week period.


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