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Registered Nurse Lead - Primary Care (Grant Funded)
Job Code:2020-04-045
Department:Primary Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum28.81
Salary Midpoint33.86
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

The Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordination with the nursing leadership in the primary care department to ensure the work is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RN is the first line support for staff, physicians and other related providers on specific clinical issues. The Clinical Lead RN is generally a long-term role, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. The Clinical Lead RN collaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical issues (employee relations, individual behaviors, physician relationships, etc.). The Clinical Lead RN is the support for the department when the manager is unavailable. The Clinical Team Leader is responsible for supervising, directing, coaching and mentoring their assigned core group of staff. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


CIHA programs are established for the purpose of serving the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. All employees should have a thorough understanding of the culture and the needs of the EBCI members, and of the general culture and needs of American Indians.
• Bachelor Degree in nursing from an accredited program required. Four years of nursing experience preferred. At a manager’s discretion internal employees with three years of experience who have past history of high performance are eligible.
• Applicant must have an unrestricted valid Registered Nurse license within the state of North Carolina or a state that is accepted as reciprocity.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) minimally required. Can be acquired through the facility within 6 months following appointment to position.
Proficiency rated at 2 years for a new graduate.


Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and theories of professional nursing in order to
plan and provide nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs
of patients of all ages; specifically, Infancy (Birth-1 year), Toddler and Early Childhood (2
years), Latency (6-9 years), Preadolescence (10-12 years), Early Adolescence (13-15 years),
Adolescence (16-20 years), Adult (21-64 years), and Elderly (65-+ years).

Knowledge of the nursing process and its application to clinical practice.
Knowledge of the RN, LPN, CMA, and CNA scope of practice.
Knowledge of the biological aspects of the disease process and illness in order to recognize
complications and therapeutic interventions required.
Knowledge of medications and dosages in order to recognize desired effects, side effects, and
complications of their use.
Knowledge and ability to analyze the results of various medical procedures and translate into
appropriate nursing interventions.
Knowledge and ability to independently plan, manage, and organize work in order to meet
priorities, accomplish work within established time frames and work in stressful situations.

Knowledge of the occupational functions of multi-disciplinary health care team.
Knowledge of the culture and medical health profile of the patient population.
Knowledge and ability to teach and counsel patient/family on health maintenance and disease
Knowledge of available health care programs and community resources.
Knowledge of processes and procedures for establishing, revising, continually monitoring, and
evaluating standards for the practice of nursing.
Knowledge and skills in operating specialized medical equipment, such as, monitoring devises, suction pumps, oxygen equipment, etc.
Knowledge of problem oriented medical record methods.
Knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of nursing.
Applicant must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.