Clinical Manager (Clinician Fellow) - Acute Care Neuro, Community Osteopathic
Posted on: July 21, 2021
The Clinician Fellow is a highly developed role model of
professional nursing practice with focused expertise and
accountabilities in one or more of the following: expert clinical
practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence based practice.
This role partners with management in the achievement of a culture
of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care.
The Clinician Fellow, under the direction of the Unit Director or
Department Manager, assists in the completion of employee
evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in performance
management. The Clinician Fellow has the authority, responsibility,
and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through
the use of the nursing process. The Clinician Fellow, in
collaboration with other health care professionals, applies
superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient
care outcomes. The Clinician Fellow is responsible for providing
service-based education and clinical expertise for staff including
orientation and training, consultation on practice issues and
general coordination of clinical activities on a shift basis. They
must demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care that is
relevant to patients under their care, as well as apply principles
of growth and development over the life span. The Clinician Fellow
also must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data
needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or
her age specific needs. The Clinician Fellow demonstrates a
commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
- Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying
patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading
the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the
psychological and learning needs of staff during change and
transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active
member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level.
Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the
following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new
hire on-boarding. Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer
- Applies nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of
Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the
clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and
family. Practices solid verbal and written communication skills,
and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to
other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for
changes in patient care and unit practices. Patient documentation
is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social,
safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care
within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional
organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to
improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient
experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate
patient focused experience by building healing relationships with
patients, families and colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and
innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
- Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and
techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work
environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best
practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with
other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
- Develops and maintains productive working relationships
internally and externally by building teams and relationships
through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive
communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and
addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.
Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours,
time management and healthy lifestyles.
- Demonstrates interest in the development of others and
positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and
members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and
knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor
for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses
and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role.
Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through
formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities
to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within
and beyond the clinical unit/department.
- Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse. The
individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages
of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth
and development over the life span and possess the ability to
assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the
appropriate information needed to identify each patient's
requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide
the care needs as described in the department policy and
- Minimum 2 years experience. If BSN not at time of hire, must be
enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and
completed within three years of enrollment. MSN or CNL
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring
relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician
providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and
- Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex
environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized
equipment. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking,
analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to
various aspects of patient care.
- Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead
others in application of the nursing process.
- Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for
frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Clearances must be dated within 90 days
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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