Job Number 59521
Posted 12/6/2018
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Aroostook Heart & Lung Center - Cardiology
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 7:30-4:00
Job Details GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The ClinicalLead is a professional registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maine. The incumbent will provide clinical oversight to the clinical support staff in the Cardiology department and Aroostook Heart and Lung. Direct patient care will be performed in order to maintain clinical competency, as determined by practice needs. The RN will serve as a role model to the clinical staff; utilizing effective communication, consistency adhering to TAMC/EMHS Standards of Behavior and policies, demonstrating safe, competent, and compassionate care to the patient/family.


1. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in the provision of nursing care appropriate to the patient population served by Aroostook Heart and Lung and the Cardiology Department.

2. Responsible for clinical/administrative duties, including, but not limited to, clinical staff scheduling, oversight of clinical staffs' orientations and education, development of individualized clinical action plans and coaching as needed, staff's annual competencies, and fostering staff's professional growth; under the guidance of the Director of Clinical Services.

3. Assists the practice manager with the interviewing, hiring, and disciplinary processes.

3. Responsible for the development, implementation, revision and reporting of the clinical Performance Improvement activities appropriate to the practices.

4. Will be an active participant on the Policy and Procedure committee, utilizing evidenced-based-practice to improve patient care, practice flow, and meet regulatory requirements essential to achieve a consistently high standard of patient care.

5. Responsible for ensuring the clinical environment is in compliance with JCAHO and state licensure requirements.

6. Responsible for identifying the need for, supporting, and assisting in the development/administration of continued education to the clinical support staff. Also recognizes the importance of professional development and growth for self; seeking out appropriate clinical/leadership educational opportunities.

7. Comply with all mandatory educational offerings, Health stream assignments, and attend all meetings as scheduled (unless excused by practice manager and/or Director of Clinical Services).

8. Role model commitment to the philosophy and objectives of TAMC's Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan, and Service Excellence.

9. RN responsible to assist with all bubble studies and stress testing for patients who require monitoring.

10. Assist with rooming patients, triage for new patient scheduling, work with the providers in the office setting.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Communicates daily with the manager to ensure proper operation of the practices in order to provide the best care for the presenting patients. Will huddle with clinical support staff on a daily basis; encouraging staff to effectively communicate concerns, provide real-time education, and ensure that the clinical environment is maintained appropriately. Ensures appropriate communication is occurring between, front-end staff, clinical staff, and provider. Perform other work-related/clinical duties, within their scope of practice, as assigned.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Current unencumbered Maine State RN license or license eligible.

AVAILABILITYREQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work occasional extended/weekend hours as staffing and/or education requires.

EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. The clinical supervisor must have a minimum of 2-3 years of clinical nursing experience. An additional 2 years of cardiology-based practice and/or critical care experience is highly preferred. The Clinical Supervisor should have a work history demonstrative of progressive leadership.

Current BLS and ACLS required (or obtained within 30 days of hire or at next available course).

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.