The clinical nurse leader (CNL) is the clinical leader for Critical Care. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major areas of focus: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNL and the Director & Manager of Critical Care are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area. The CNL coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within the following 3 areas: ICU, PCU, and 3 Tele. The CNL is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team as well as the management to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The CNL is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state and/or national and international level.
Education: Masters Degree in Nursing with a clinical focus. CNL shall hold a doctorate, a post-nursing master's certificate, or a minimum of a master's degree that includes advanced education composed of didactic and supervised clinical practice in a specific area of advanced practice registered nursing.
Licensure/Certification: Current license as a registered Nurse to practice in the State of South Carolina. Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) required within 12 months of hire.
Experience: Five years of successful work experience in nursing with two years in specialty area preferred. Experience as a CNS is preferred. Experience in trauma nursing highly desirable. Must have demonstrated leadership skills and able to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintains ACLS and PALS as required by specific units, and maintain specialty certification as required for specific areas.
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HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom