Lead Primary Care Nurse - Harborview, NJ

Somers Point, NJ, US, 08244

Job Type: 

S-SOMERS P - Care Network-Somers Point Req ID: 26926

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Lead Nurse functions within the organizational structure to ensure nursing clinical practice is consistent with professional nursing practice standards, applicable legal statues, and state regulations addressing nursing practice and the delivery of health care in the ambulatory setting. Identifies opportunities and set priorities to continuously improve nursing and organizational performance. Creates learning environments based on shared decision making, evidence and research, organizational strategic directions and advances in health care. Institutes practices and models behaviors that inspire and engage nurses and others to perform optimally focused on organizational mission and achievement of patient goals. Must be willing to rotate to other Care Network sites within the designated cluster.  We may be filling multiple positions.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plans for and institutes practices that promote the organizations capacity to provide resources that ensure continuity of care among primary care, specialties, other disciplines and across health care systems.
  • Evaluates and manages the performance of nursing personnel and outcomes of nursing care delivery systems. Monitors staff performance with feedback given on a regular basis.
  • Staffing plans reflect the requirements of state practice acts, regulatory mandates and professional standards in accordance with organizationally defined standards to safely meet needs of patient care.
  • Participates in the performance evaluations with Site Manager and Medical Leader in a timely manner congruent with organizational policy and guidelines.
  • Initiates activities that focus on improving the quality of clinical nursing practice and nursing care delivery system.
  • Adheres to regulatory, ethical and professional standards in business and care delivery practices. Role models ethical practices in patient care and business situations.
  • Addresses conflict openly, using tactful, sensitive measures to mediate mutually beneficial resolutions.
  • Sets standards, serves as a role model, and set expectations for conducting and participating in performance improvement initiatives
  • Implement an ongoing, proactive program to identify and eliminate safety risks to patients or staff and risks for unanticipated adverse events.
  • Assures that initial and ongoing competency assessments occur within organization-specific time frames using measurable performance criteria. Determines and documents nursing staff competency before assigning them to patient care responsibilities. 
  • Institutes policies and practices that include nursing staff in making shared decisions about nursing practice.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Registered Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in the State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Nursing Diploma


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: BSN


Preferred Experience:

  •  Minimum of two (2) years of prior ambulatory nursing experience
  •  Pediatric experience
  •  Previous supervisory experience
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Clinical Quality Management and Service Orientation
  • Accountability
  • Planning, prioritization and time management
  • Problem solving and innovation
  • Initiative
  • Financial Savvy
  • Active Listening
  • Effective communication skills
  • Identifying and recruiting top talent
  • Developing and retaining talent
  • Showing support
  • Teambuilding
  • Conflict prevention and management
  • Motivating and influencing
  • Managing vision and purpose
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements including the State Nurse Practice Act 


Computer Competency

  • Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports).
  • Basic use of Microsoft Office (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and Skype).
  • Web browsing, intranet search, document access.
  • Use of shared network file space.
  • Basic use of patient facing technology. (e.g. IV pumps, point of care devices, CR monitors).
  • Navigation and use of clinical communication systems.


Information Literacy

  • Determines the nature and extent of clinical information needed and uses the appropriate technology to access it.
  • Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Evaluates information and its sources critically and appropriately incorporates it into clinical practice.
  • Evaluates outcomes of the use of information.


Information Management Literacy

  • Navigation of the electronic health record system.
  • Ability to locate and review specific patient data in various clinical information systems.
  • Effectively uses clinical decision support tools.
  • Understands policies and procedures, confidentiality, security, and privacy regulations regarding the use of clinical information systems.
  • Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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