The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) assumes accountability for client care outcomes through the assimilation and application of research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) assumes accountability for client care outcomes through the assimilation and application of research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The CNL is a provider and manager of care at the point of care to individuals and cohorts of clients within a unit or healthcare setting. The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates client care by coordinating, delegating and supervising the care provided by the health care team, including licensed nurses, technicians, and other health professionals. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Michael E. De Bakey VAMC (MEDVAMC) is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level III Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home. The CNL provides and manages care at the point of care to individuals, clinical populations and communities. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others (VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6). The Clinical Nurse Leader II registered nurse is a proficient nurse who demonstrates proficiency in decision-making and using the nursing process for complex situations that effect performance outcomes at the point of care. The CNL also assumes the role of educator, preparing individuals, families, or cohorts of clients for self-care and a maximal level of functioning and wellness. The CNL serves as an information manager, with state-of-the art knowledge regarding research findings and health information resources. As advocates and educators with state-of-the-art knowledge, the CNL helps clients acquire, interpret, and use information related to health care, illness, and health promotion. The CNL develops a high level of clinical practice, leadership and skills to improve/coordinate patient care for an adult population. The practice of each CNL is based on knowledge, experience, and research, expected to impact patient outcomes in the assigned area and for the facility. The CNL executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care. This position will also provide 50% patient care needs Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4pm with rotational shifts, weekend & Holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized. Telework: Not Authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.