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Clinical Staff Leader-Pediatric Float Pool-FT -Evenings/Nights

Job Number: 1808093
Category: Other Nursing Services
Organization: MCJCHV Float Pool 209066
Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Clinical Staff Leader-Pediatric Float Pool-Evenings/Nights
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.


  • Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of their cohort and other staff as needed.
  • Defines standards for quality patient care.
  • Develops, manages and evaluates area based on work team performance.
  • Manages multiple projects/on-going work activities (timelines, work plans, deliverables) and maintains alignment with strategic plan and vision.
  • Acts as clinical leader and facilitates education for staff on clinical standards; routinely provides guidance/coaching to subordinates/peers within clinical specialty(ies).
  • Ensures that clinical assignments are based on patient care needs and demonstrated staff competencies.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or Associate's Degree with 5 years leadership experience) and 1 year relevant experience 
  • Registered Nurse Required

Department/Unit Summary:

A typical shift for our staff includes working with a vast array of patient populations.  One shift may be in the Newborn Nursery caring for healthy infants, while the next shift could be in our Myelosuppression Unit caring for a child who has recently undergone a Bone Marrow Transplant.  Our staff has a diversity of experience and are always willing to share their knowledge with others. 

Our care partners float to all areas of the hospital and most are cross-trained as medical receptionists and can cover either job.  In addition to their regular duties our care partners maintain a competency to perform EKG’s after hours and cover this function throughout the hospital. 


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