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    The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS consists of the acute care Baltimore facility; the multi building Perry Point campus with acute medicine, mental health and long term care; the Loch Raven campus with long term care; and six urban and rural outpatient clinics.

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    A position exists for a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) at the Baltimore location of the VA Maryland Health Care System within the Surgical Department, Unit 5B. The CNL leads clinical practice on the unit through education, mentoring and upholding clinical standards. He/She will play a large role in oversight of the clinical care to all surgical, medicine and telemetry patients, to include audits and clinical practice reviews and implementation of performance improvements. Unit 5B is a 22-bed acute Medical/Surgical Inpatient Unit with plans to extend to offer telemetry monitoring. The population ranges from the young adult to geriatric patients experiencing medical conditions and/or surgical procedures. Some of the Primary medicine diagnoses include CHF, ESRD, COPD, ETOH, DM. Pre/Post-operative care provided for the following surgical disciplines General Surgery, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, Vascular, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Thoracic, Dental, ENT and other underlining medical conditions. The CNL practices expert level nursing at the microsystem level. Through collaboration with the Nurse Manager, the CNL is accountable for the nursing practice on the unit and provides clinical leadership at the point of care. The CNL will create conditions of excellence, coordinate care for patients, initiate quality improvement activities and promote care delivery designs to improve outcomes on the microsystem. The CNL is an expert clinical nurse with responsibilities as assigned under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee and the incumbent reports directly to 5B Nurse Manager. Must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a member of the health care team, able to communicate effectively-verbally and in writing in a manner that enhances patient outcomes, managed care, and collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team. The tour of duty is primarily rotational, day/evening 8 hours with weekend rotation.

    Work Schedule: Rotating 8 hour shifts to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

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