RN Lead I, Primary Care Job

Brooklyn Center, MN, 55428
Nov 26, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Full Time
RN Lead I, Primary Care

Job ID:: 25170
Department:: BC Primary Care
City:: Brooklyn Center, MN
Location:: HP - Brooklyn Center Medical Clinic
Position Type:: Full-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45am-4:45pm; Wednesday 7:45am-11:45am
Hrs/Pay Period:: 72

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the Twin Cities best places to work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for an RN Lead I (.96) to work at the HealthPartners Brooklyn Center location. The purpose of this position is to effectively provide high quality service, make independent nursing diagnoses and develop plans of care based on patient assessment, delegate nursing tasks when appropriate, create and implement dynamic teaching plans based upon patient need and act as a resource for other staff. Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45am-4:45pm; Wednesday 7:45am-11:45am


* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

* Current RN licensure in Minnesota

* Current RN licensure in Wisconsin within two months of hire

* Current CPR certification required within 6 months of hire, and maintain

* Strongly demonstrated written and oral communication skills

* 1 year full time employment as an RN preferred


Nursing Process:


* Nursing assessment is accomplished through interviewing, observation, and/or nursing procedures.

* Problem identification (nursing diagnosis) defines the impact of health problems affecting individuals and families. Registered nurses distinguish between normal and abnormal findings in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations.

* Planning is the process of making decisions and setting goals which are mutually acceptable to the nurse and all pertinent others.

* Implementation is the process of providing comprehensive nursing care.

* Evaluation includes assessment and reassessment of the patient’s progress toward goal achievement.

Performance is up to standard when:

* Nursing Care:

* Demonstrates clinical competence in using the nursing process to provide care to patients and their families.

* Implements established Group Health Nursing Policies and Procedures.

* Provides emotional, intellectual and psychological support to patients and their families.

* Documentation:

* Documents accurately and completely and keeps record regarding clinical practice.

* Consultation / Collaboration:

* Shares information with other members of the health care team.

* Makes appropriate nursing referrals.

* Uses interdisciplinary resources to enhance own clinical decision making

* Provides continuity among home, office, inpatient setting and community.

* Uses appropriate systems, automated or manual, to obtain patient information or schedule appointments.



* Education imparts knowledge designed to develop skills, to enhance decision-making, and to promote understanding. It includes interaction with the patient, family and community, as well as participating in formal and informal professional education.

Performance is up to standard when:

* Patient / Family / Community:

* Identifies patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate nursing referrals.

* Teaches techniques or knowledge necessary for prevention, management or rehabilitation.

* Engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of understanding and application.

* Professional:

* Participates in patient care conferences, in-services and educational programs in the GHI system, hospital and community.

* Develops new opportunities, tools or methods of teaching.



* Nursing leadership is a process through which a nurse affects the action of others in goal determination and achievement. It includes decision-making, delegating, communicating, influencing, facilitating and problem solving.

Performance is up to standard when:

* Role Modeling:

* Serves as a role model in the enhancements of nursing practice and professional conduct.

* Demonstrates flexibility in performing additional responsibilities to contribute to the improvements in patient care and the functioning of the care unit and other support services.

* Provides support to professional and technical staff.

* Goal Determination / Achievement:

* Formulates and attains personal and professional goals which promote individual growth, the care unit philosophy and the Group Health Mission.

* Decision-Making / Problem-Solving:

* Demonstrates ability to assess and problem solve.

* Serves as a catalyst for improving standards of practice.

* Communication Skills:

* Demonstrates positive verbal communication and listening skills with internal and external customers.

* Delegation:

* Delegates appropriately and remains accountable for safe delivery of that delegated care.



* Professionalism includes knowledge, self-direction, accountability and the ability to use sound judgment in decision-making. Professionalism in nursing involves a commitment to the improvement of human life.

Performance is up to standard when:

* Patient Advocacy:

* Acts as a patient advocate

* Maintains patient confidentiality

* Provides current health education about diagnostic and prescribed treatments

* Professional Growth:

* Selects and participates in appropriate professional conferences, workshops and continuing education and committees.

* Research appropriate to clinical setting:

* Participates in and utilizes research appropriate to clinical setting to improve patient care.

* Utilization of Resources:

* Remains accountable for the efficient use of time, material and human resources.

* Assists with the updating of current and development of new procedures as appropriate.

* Demonstrates a commitment to the mission, goals and values of Group Health, Inc.

Organizational Behaviors:


* Organizational behavior is the building and maintaining of solid interdependent relationships within the care unit, and throughout Group Health, Inc.

Performance is up to standard when:

* Participation:

* Shows interest in and keeps informed of department and organizational changes within the GHI system.

* Provides honest and constructive input during policy formation. Accepts and supports final decision

* Teamwork:

* Identifies and works to resolve problems with other departments and individuals in a constructive manner.

* Focuses on solving the problem, not blaming.

* Effectively shares job knowledge with new employees.

* Places team goals above own interests.

* Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to www.healthpartners.jobs and search for job ID 25170.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.

HealthPartners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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