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Clinical Practice Leader-Critical Care Unit

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3167411 Date posted 09/16/2021
Clinical Practice Leader-Critical Care Unit-(3167411)


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community.  We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation’s top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

o Uses knowledge and expertise to identify potential problems and/or resources for patients and families.
o Assists in the coordination of patient care conferences with staff to help ensure best caring practices and outcomes for patients and families.
o Shares responsibility for nursing process and outcomes, providing staff performance coaching for process and quality improvement.
o Encourages staff to provide input and make decisions to improve patient and family care and the work environment.
o Systematically evaluates the department's standards for care and scope of practice, redefining them when needed based on new evidence.
o Oversees daily department operations in collaboration with the department leadership team, staff, and interdisciplinary stakeholders.
o Evaluates the technology resources available for patient care, seeking staff input during the decision making and selection processes, as well as during ongoing use.
o Role models, teaches and/or mentors professional leadership and accountability for nursing's role within the health-care team.
o Designs, implements, and evaluates nursing care models in collaboration with the nurse manager.
o Leads and participates in departmental and hospital programs, committees, and special projects to achieve desired outcomes.
o Oversees compliance with regulatory requirements for the department and corrects items of concern.
o Assists with coordination and presentation of department staff meetings.
o Recognizes, responds, and provides follow-up for all issues, concerns, and suggestions on behalf of the patient population and staff with guidance from the nurse manager.
o Analyzes and provides timely follow-up, in collaboration with nurse manager, on identified safety concerns, near misses, critical incidents and sentinel events and provides leadership in system redesign to promote a culture of safety for patients, families, and staff.
o Assumes accountability for daily operations at the unit level - assumes resource role or patient assignment as needed.
o Allocates resources and coordinates staffing schedule to optimize patient care and services.
o Provides input regarding the development and assists in monitoring the operating and capital budget. Makes recommendations regarding strategies to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
o Integrates knowledge of organizational mission, goals, and systems into the development of staff and patient strategies and department growth.
o Shares responsibility for the outcomes of quality improvement initiatives, contributes to improvement efforts, and champions change by identifying obstacles and requesting resources for effective improvement programs.
o Evaluates the efficiency of department daily operations and supports cost-effective resource utilization and financial outcomes.
4. Professional Development: Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing professional practice.
o Involves staff in projects that encourage and provide opportunities for professional development.
o Sustains personal professional curiosity and willingness to explore new knowledge and ideas.
o Seeks constructive feedback regarding his or her own practice
o Participates in ongoing educational activities related to practice area and professional issues
o Seeks/maintains specialty certification as appropriate
5. Authentic Leadership
o Contributes to an environment that facilitates development of clinical expertise of staff by role modeling, teaching, and coaching/mentoring.
o Acts as a role model and steward to the shared vision, mission, values, and service excellence standards of the organization and the Department of Nursing
o Promotes cohesive work teams and constructive conflict resolution, actively supporting intra- and inter-disciplinary teamwork, within the department.
o Assists with personnel selection and staff development-participating in staff interviews, setting clear staff performance expectations, encouraging staff development, and completing timely performance evaluations-including staff input in each process.
o Demonstrates reflective leadership and uses self-appraisal, performance appraisal, Department Director input, and peer review to assist with professional development.
o Supports staff participation in continuous improvement efforts and facilitates their contribution.
o Makes recommendations for personnel action related to hiring, transferring, advancement, suspending, merit awards, etc
o Conducts coaching and feedback with collaboration from nurse leader.
o Interviews, hires, and oversees the orientation of new employees considering departmental, divisional, local and individual employee needs as basis of decisions
o Serves a clinical leader/coach/mentor to staff
o Demonstrates consistent leadership in the maintenance of a fair and just culture


Experience Minimum Required
• 3-5 years RN experience in telemetry setting
Experience Preferred/Desired
• 5 - 7 years telemetry experience as an RN plus leadership experience as committee chair and/or resource nurse.
Education Minimum Required
Special Skills Minimum Required
• Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider
Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• ARC or AHA BLS, Registered Nursing License

EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave




:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)


Standard Hours:40
Posted Shift Description:Administrative Hours will be 11am-11pm. Clinical Hours will either be 5:30a-5:30p or 5:30p-5:30a depending on unit needs.

Employee Status

Recruiting Department:WDH CCU

Job Posting

:Sep 15, 2021


"The best thing about my job at Wentworth-Douglass is my co-workers; they are like family and I genuinely love to come to work!"

Environmental Services Staff


"I chose to come to WDH for many reasons: the location, the friendliness, and the welcoming environment I was surrounded with when I first entered. Walking into WDH you immediately feel at ease. It's like you aren't even in a hospital; it's clean, calming, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My department is a constant learning experience due to the need of radiology throughout the hospital. Anyone thinking of working here…DO IT! You won't regret it. If you're looking for an incredible job, full of wonderful experiences and great staff, don't hold yourself back. "

Registered Nurse


"When I began at WDH I was amazed at the technology and access to resources that are available to me which supports my day to day job function enabling me to be accurate, efficient and collect supportive data to make a difference for the future of the hospital, physicians, staff and our patients. Since being at WDH I have vastly built on my skill set as a Case Manager thanks to the expertise of the physician advisors, my manager and team of seasoned, expert Case Managers. WDH offers, encourages and supports professional growth with a strong team atmosphere. I have been encouraged to become involved in committees that promote positive change within my team. I feel I have a voice and can make a difference for the better.
My career as a Registered Nurse has become a lot clearer since joining my WDH team. I would say to anyone looking to advance his or her career, feel supported and belong to an awesome organization has a commitment to their community health; WDH is the place for you. "

Case Manager


"I chose to come to WDH because of its reputation. I had always heard such great things about the hospital and the staff. Coming here, I have found the teamwork is what I have enjoyed most; the staff have been so welcoming and have treated me like family. I love my job and the management is by far the best I have ever experienced. Anyone thinking of applying to WDH should definitely do it!"

ED Tech


"I did not know what I wanted to pursue as a career, but I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I took a Phlebotomy course to get my foot in the door and got hired at WDH. Ten years later, I am still here and loving it every day. Not only do I love my coworkers, who have become my close friends, but I love the diversity of my job. Often times I feel people overlook what we do, but not only do we provide compassion and skill in our job to the patients, but we also get to see behind the scenes; working closely with the medical staff ensuring patients are getting accurate results. I feel rewarded at the end of everyday knowing that I have played a role in helping the patients get the proper treatment they need."



- Awards and Recognitions -

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Magnet Recognition Program®

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has achieved Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing, recognizing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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