Fairview Health Services

  • Prof Practice Nurse Lead

    Job Locations US-MN-Princeton
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/11/2019 9:30 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing (RN/LPN)
    Nursing Leadership
    Fairview Northland Medical Center
    Hours per 2 weeks
    Practice ED-Surgical Svcs
  • Overview

    The Professional Practice Lead (PPNL) demonstrates expert knowledge and skill in a specialty patient population.  The PPNL participates in work and processes to develop, implement and evaluate innovative evidence-based interventions and best practices to optimize safety, quality and cost-effectiveness.  The PPNL obtains/acquires data and evaluates practices through partnership with nurses and other members of the inter-professional team and demonstrates professional leadership in work at the patient, microsystem and macrosystem levels.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    Job Expectations:


    • Patient Care and Evaluation of Clinical Practice
      • Evaluates care of the specialty patient/population against standards.
      • Implements and evaluates initiatives in terms of practice and outcomes.
      • Acquires and analyzes data from multiple sources. 
      • Participates in the development of clear guidelines, performance standards, policies and procedures.
      • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers.


    • Consultation
      • Employs consultative leadership skills within and among teams within specialty.
      • Creates an environment to improve capacity for learning and adaptation to change.
      • Provides consultation in development of patient/family education materials.
      • Communicates findings to key stakeholders and follows up with others to ensure closed loop communication.


    • Systems Leadership
      • Promotes competency, excellence in professional and clinical practice and collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care.
      • Implements quality and safety monitors, evaluates nursing sensitive indicators and other clinical quality metrics to improve clinical performance.
      • Performs assessments and communicates plans to meet regulatory requirements related to nursing practice.


    • Collaboration
      • Builds effective teams by including key stakeholders within and across units, service lines, populations, sites and organization.


    • Coaching
      • Supports the clinical and professional development of colleagues through precepting, mentoring and role modeling.
      • Participates in staff development and professional education supporting nurse continuing competence.


    • Research
      • Participates in process of discovery, disseminates and implements evidence-based practice into clinical environment to promote best practices.
      • Initiates, facilitates, and/or participates in research activities or quality improvement activities.


    • Ethical Decision-Making
      • Applies ethical principles when analyzing and assisting with concerns or issues.



    Organization Expectations, as applicable:


    • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
      • Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
      • Communicates in a respectful manner.
      • Ensures a safe, secure environment.
      • Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
      • Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
      • Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
    • Fulfills all organizational requirements
      • Completes all required learning relevant to the role
      • Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
    • Performs other duties as assigned.





    • Bachelor degree in Nursing



    • 3 or more years of nursing experience



    • Current MN RN License






    • Master Degree in Nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science



    • 6 or more years Nursing experience





    Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time):

    Certification in area of specialty within one year.


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