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Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Department Director

The CPL leads clinical care delivery within a healthcare setting at the microsystem level (e.g., inpatient unit; specific patient population) andfocuses on improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing revenue through the assimilation and application of evidence-based information to design, implement, and evaluate patient care.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Staff Education: Leads and provides unit-based staff education and development.

  • Quality: Leads quality and process improvements.

  • Patient and family-centered care: Models and ensures Patient and Family-Centered Care

The Clinical Practice Leader improves the quality of patient care and enhances unit effectiveness by:

  • Promoting critical thinking and innovation in nursing practice and patient care

  • Leading and supporting a culture of evidence-based practice and research

  • Implementing effective decision making and productively managing change

  • Leading interdisciplinary collaboration and team work

  • Collaborating with care coordinators, navigators, specialty nurses, and social workers to facilitate patient care and transitions across the continuum

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule:40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, Mix of 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts, On call shifts during the week, weekend, and holidays shared with unit Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager
Location:Stead Family Children's Hospital (SFCH)

Benefit Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life, and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions

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Education or Equivalency Required:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Prefer Master's or Doctorate with Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) designation

Required Qualifications:

  • Current, valid license to practice nursing in Iowa

  • Considerable clinical experience (minimum 3-5 years) in patient care (Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Nursing)

  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience with:
    • Staff education and development

    • Evidence-based practice

    • Outcomes based practice and quality improvement

  • Demonstrates strong leadership including:
    • Analytical thinking/problem solving

    • Self-starter and motivated; takes initiative

    • Serves as change agent; leads change process including implementation of EBP

    • Motivates/influences others

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and collaboration with interdisciplinary team. Demonstrates team leadership

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate issues professionally, yet assertively and persuasively

  • Demonstrates excellent written communication skills

  • Demonstrates ability to understand and deliver care in a complex and diverse environment

  • Role models professional practice and has reputation for clinical and service excellence

  • Certification in relevant clinical specialty or role

  • Proficient in computer software applications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Member/active participation in professional organization(s)

  • Certification: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) - Certification by the Commission on Nurse Certification

  • Experience with Nursing Research

  • Experience creating/managing microsystems of care

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or addition information, please contact Tiffany Perkins at tiffany-(e-mail removed)

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Five professional reference will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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