RN Radiology Nurse Team Lead

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Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Dec 24, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time
The Radiology Nurse Team Lead at Children's National Hospital supports the Radiology Nurse Manager in the planning and coordination of care for the radiology, imaging, and sedation patient population.

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology has a team of expert physicians, board-certified pediatric radiologists, technologists, anesthesiologists and nurses who are specialty-trained to provide pediatric radiology services for infants, children and adolescents. Our patient and family-centered facility has the most advanced radiology equipment in an environment designed for children, and our pediatric radiologists use the lowest radiation dose possible to obtain excellent image quality.

Imaging and radiology services include:

· CT scan (computerized tomography)

· Cardiac imaging

· DEXA-scan (bone scan)

· Diagnostic X-rays

· Fetal MRI and ultrasound

· Fluoroscopy


· Neuroimaging

· Nuclear medicine

· Orthopaedic imaging

· PET scan (positron emission tomography)

· SPECT/CT scanner

· SPECT dual-head gamma scanner

· Rheumatology imaging

· Ultrasound


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
5 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Nursing experience. Demonstrated experience in a charge nurse role in a comparable setting. Minimum of one year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
3. Monitor and promote efficiency in the team's operations

Professional Practice/Research
1. Participate in/support Shared Nursing Leadership.
2. Contribute to the sustainability and advancement of Magnet designation.
3. Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing's Performance Improvement process.
5. Participate in community activities.

Implement Nursing Process
1. Responsible for 24/7 assessment and supervision of clinical care and unit work flow.
2. Accountable for establishing collaborative relationships with all members of healthcare team.
3. Ensure patient throughput efforts are maintained by unit personnel.
4. Function as a resource in the delivery and documentation of clinical care.
5. Consistently evaluate care delivery incorporating patient satisfaction data to improve processes.

Develop Effective Communication Channels with staff and patients/families
1. Demonstrate advanced communication skills in dealing with staff, patient/family and all members of the healthcare team.
2. Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to staff concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
3. Effectively manage conflict and assist others to understand their behavior and their effect on the work environment.
4. Communicate and escalate clinical issues as appropriate to Director and MUD.

Provide supervision for unit organization related to staff education and overall unit function
1. Facilitate learning opportunities for all staff.
2. Ensure regulatory requirements are met and unit is in a constant state of readiness.
3. Responsible for upholding overall safety standards on the unit.

Demonstrate management and leadership skills
1. Accountable to plan for staffing 24/7; continuously monitor and adjust staffing based on unit needs.
2. Monitor Kronos reconciliation and ensure schedule and timecard accuracy.
3. Responsible for all aspects of performance appraisal for staff.
4. Participate in the hiring of staff by conducting interviews and making recommendations for hire.
5. Assume coverage of unit in absence of Director and make decisions within authorized scope.
6. Demonstrate initiatives and leadership through involvement in projects and committee.
7. Establish collaborative relationships and network across the organization to ensure effective patient outcomes.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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