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Team Lead Registered Nurse Observation Unit Full-Time Nights

Company: Adventist Health System
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


Team Lead Registered Nurse Observation Unit AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • AdventHealth Tampa Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers - the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:


You Will Be Responsible For:



Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers-in person or on the telephone.

Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.

Participates in hourly rounding for outcomes using the AIDET technique.

Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice.

Demonstrates organizational commitment standards and values.

Monitors staff compliance with customer service behaviors and reinforces hospital goals for service management.


Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance.

Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork in managing patient flow-i.e. promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge and transfer.

Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process.

Communicates changes, new procedures, and processes for the nursing division, service line, and team to staff.

Participates in monthly staff meeting for assigned unit.

Assists the Nurse Leader or designee, with updates and maintains unit records, reports, and forms.

Assists in preparing monthly schedule for assigned unit.

Assist with performance appraisals/corrective action and counseling.

Provides required documentation for personnel file in a timely manner.

Utilizes time effectively and accomplishes duties in necessary timeframe with minimal supervision.

Assists staff in the delivery of patient care: assessment, diagnosis, identification of outcomes, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Demonstrates knowledge of hospital, division, and unit Standards of Care and Practice by serving as a resource person to nurses and physicians during assigned shift.

Mentors and coaches team members to successfully manage patient needs.

Assists staff in effective time utilization.


Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services.

Prepares daily shift assignments, which distributes personnel equitably and appropriately to match the needs of patients with skill of nursing staff.

Adheres to staffing matrix and operational budgetary benchmarks.


Educates staff as to their affirmative duty to report incidents, the necessity of such reporting and proper mechanisms of incident reporting.

Assures incident reports have been filed on incidents employees may be aware of or discovered through chart review.

Assures that reportable events occurring within the department are properly reported to Risk Management within the time required by law.

Assists Risk Management Department in identifying risks, analyzing cause/effects of incidents and in the investigation of incidents as may be required for legal purposes.

Works with Risk Management Department in developing corrective action plans addressing trends or categories or risks/incidents.

Implements actions, as appropriate, recommended by Performance Improvement activities and hospital-wide Quality Improvement Council (QIC).

Ensures compliance with core measure/HCAHPS composite benchmarks.

Documentation meets criteria for core measure, charges, PI, and all quality/regulatory standards as measured by chart audits.

Assists in completing, monitoring, and evaluation of unit-based Performance Improvement activities.

Promotes staff development through patient care assignments, acting as a clinical resource and role model, identifying educational needs and ensuring staff attendance at educational in-services.

Encourages and supports front-line decision making.

Provides staff in-services on a regular basis.

Assessment: Collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient's health/situation and unit specific data for process improvement initiatives including: initial patient assessment within expected timeframe, initiates consults as indicated from database collection, identifies patient/family teaching and discharge planning needs.

Diagnosis: Analyzes the assessment data to determine expected outcomes and plan of care.

Outcomes Identification: Identifies expected outcomes for the plan of care individualized to the patient or situation and for unit specific PI outcomes. Participation in identification of unit specific PI outcomes.

Planning: The patient's plan of care is developed, individualized and prioritized daily in collaboration with the patient, family and health team members that is sensitive to the patient's cultural and spiritual needs and to attain expected outcomes.

Implementation: Implements the identified plans for patients and unit specific process improvement with appropriate nursing interventions and physicians orders in an accurate, timely manner and documents intervention according to hospital policy. Coordinates implementation of the plan of care through leadership and delegation appropriate to skill level including but not limited to: LPNs, NTs, CNAs, Unit Secretaries, RTs, PTs. Educates patient/family based on assessed learning needs.

Evaluation: Evaluates progress toward attainment of expected patient outcomes and unit specific process improvement outcomes daily with patient, family and health team members.


Maintains safe practice by demonstrating unit specific clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards.

Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of medications.

Ensures safe and effective handoff communications and documentation of such between care givers.

Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.

Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice.

Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice.

Acts as a patient advocate.

Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience.

Integrates population specific standards when planning care.


Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains unit based certification, acts as designated preceptor, acts as designated resource nurse, member of professional nursing organization, attains national certification, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.


What will you need:

  • Valid AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements.
  • Graduate of a school of nursing.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing. (Preferred)
  • Experience in a specialty area(s).
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner in Florida or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement.

Job Summary:

  • The Team Leader supervises, coordinates and performs patient care delivery on assigned nursing unit and meets Standards of Nursing Care for assigned shift. Is responsible for coordinating and planning assigned shift activities to ensure standards of patient care are met. Acts as a clinical resource and role model. Participates in conducting performance appraisals for personnel on assigned shift.
  • The Registered Nurse provides self-directed, effective nursing care to groups of patients and other duties as assigned in accordance with Division of Nursing standards and pursuant to Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Chapter 464.003 (3) (a): "Practice of professional nursing means the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied practices of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which shall include, but not limited to:
  • The observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured or infirmed; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health and prevention of illness and others.
  • The administration of medication and treatments as prescribed or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of this state to prescribe such medications and treatments.
  • The supervision and teaching of other personnel in the theory and performance of any of the above acts."

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Keywords: Adventist Health System, Springfield , Team Lead Registered Nurse Observation Unit Full-Time Nights, Other , Springfield, Missouri

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