Clinical Nurse Leader - 3W Neuro/Observation & 6S Surgical
Loyola University Health System

Melrose Park, Illinois

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Rotating Shift


The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is an expert nurse and role model who facilitates expected outcomes, demonstrates leadership and serves as a resource in the management of clinical nursing care to improve patient outcomes within the defined clinical area of practice and functions to provide holistic, patient-centered care using evidence-based practices.

The CNL is responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of admissions and continued patient stay and communicating patient needs to the care management and inter-professional team to facilitate the development of an appropriate care plan. The CNL contributes to the healthcare team's effectiveness by identifying barriers to effective and efficient utilization of resources and evaluating patients' needs.

The CNL facilitates communication across the inter-professional team and actively participates in interdisciplinary rounds, complex case review and management of patient throughput. The CNL evaluates, monitors, and improves the quality of nursing care by leading/participating in performance improvement activities and providing/coordinating department-level nursing orientation and ongoing education that support quality patient care and achievement of identified outcome goals.

The CNL assists in organizational initiatives as related to ongoing maintenance of specialty designations, regulatory requirements and community collaborative efforts.

The CNL provides department-level oversight for the following: • Improving clinical outcomes, care coordination • Maintain professional practice environment for Nursing • Ongoing education and professional development for clinical nurses • Manage clinical component of orientation to nursing department • Nursing care coordination of complex cases

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required: Masters Degree

Preferred: N/A

Specify Degree(s): Nursing

Residency: N/A

Minimum Experience:

Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Preferred: N/A

Managerial Experience: N/A



Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois

Preferred: N/A

Other: Certification in area of specialty within one year of hire.

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Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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