Clinical Nurse Leader - Critical Care

Gundersen Lutheran   •  

La Crosse, WI

Industry: Healthcare IT


Not Specified years

Posted 353 days ago

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Job Details

Looking for a Full-time Clinical NurseLeader in Critical Care


Masters Degree and CNL certification required


Adult Critical Care experiencepreferred

The Clinical NurseLeader (CNL) is a generalist prepared at the Master's level, who has attained CNL certification. The purpose of this role is to manage and promote group processes to achieve lateral integration of care, with a patient and family focus at the bedside/unit (microsystems) level. Functioning as a horizontal leader with an advanced skill set, the CNL is accountable for patient outcomes for a specified group of patients.


  • Provides lateral integration of care while collaborating with patients, (as defined by the patient) families and staff to deliver 24-hour accountability for a group of patients.

  • Interfaces between client and healthcare system to effect quality outcomes using evidence based practice.

  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs.

  • Uses advanced critical thinking to perform risk assessment(s) and analyses to ensure patient safety.

  • Responsible for cost effective care through coordination of human, environmental, and material resources within the microsystem.

  • Oversees the management of patient care in a microsystem by designing, coordinating, supervising, delegating and evaluating the care for a specified population.

  • Addresses and communicates barriers to efficiency in the microsystem.

  • Supports continual process improvement work by engaging with staff and collaborating with Quality Improvement and otherleadership members to positively affect the microsystem functioning.

  • Demonstrates advanced advocacy skills based with sound ethical judgment.

  • Creates opportunities for mentoring of staff and supporting professional development.

  • Documents in an appropriate and timely manner.

  • Maintains compliance with organizational, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.

  • Provides direct patient care and patient education as needed.

  • Participates in micro-mesosystem committees and meetings.

  • Collaborates with clinical manager and other resources on microsystem initiatives.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Scope of the Job Age Specific Population Served Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials. Position Qualifications Education and Experience: Required Master's degree in   Nursing from an accredited college of nursing, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, such as Clinical Nurse Leader or related healthcare field. or a health related field 

Work Experience: Required 3-4 years of RN experience Desired 1 year experience as a CNL in an acute care setting Skills: Required Ability to... Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer Communication make a persuasive, clear presentation of ideas or facts, to both large and small groups of internal and external audiences Communication communicate with ease on a professional level Communication communication and demonstration techniques Communication effectively communicate in technical and lay language Communication excellent oral and written communication skills Communication have effective expression in individual or group situations including gestures and nonverbal communication General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization General - All Positions effectively get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish a task General - All Positions formulate objectives General - All Positions motivate people General - All Positions direct people General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development Leadership modify style and behavioral approach to reach goal Leadership take calculated risks based on sound judgment Leadership planning skills Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives Leadership effectively organize own activities and those of a group Leadership plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines Leadership business principles and practices Leadership reach sound logical conclusions based on information at hand; good judgment Leadership use effective time management Leadership set and achieve goals Leadership work independently: self-disciplined Leadership establish priorities in accordance with organizational strategic plans and management objectives while meeting deadlines Leadership company/organization goals, policies, procedures Leadership change management Leadership be sensitive to other employees' needs Leadership decision-making skills Reasoning/Decision Making cooperate Reasoning/Decision Making be decisive Reasoning/Decision Making self-direct Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity Reasoning/Decision Making develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars Reasoning/Decision Making be flexible Reasoning/Decision Making have a broad range of interests including concerns for personal, organization and community environment Reasoning/Decision Making participate in and support professional organizations Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own Reasoning/Decision Making be determined Desired Ability to... License and Certifications Required Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in the state of employment, some positions may require multiple licenses and 
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes and 
Clinical NurseLeader (CNL)