Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) - Behavioral Health Services 50% at Careerbuilder in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Department Director.

Position Specific Summary:
The CPL for the Behavioral Health Nurse Consult Service provides specialized psychiatric nursing evaluation, recommendations and follow-up to general hospital adult inpatients with the goal of maintaining or obtaining the patient's highest level of functioning. Services provided may include relaxation therapy, supportive therapy, stress management, problem solving, family support, and assistance with obtaining local follow-up when appropriate. The CPL is an advanced nurse leader and clinician.
Areas of responsibility:
Patient and Family Centered care: Models and ensures appropriate interventions to improve patient and family coping in the context of medical illness.
Quality: Leads quality and process improvements that impact patient's mental and emotional health
Staff Education: Leads and provides staff education as appropriate. Serves as a mental health resource for staff through leading care conferences and problem solving sessions to improve patient care.

Percent of Time: 50%
Schedule: 20 hours per week, Mondays and Tuesdays 0800-1630; Wednesdays 0830-1230; no weekends, no holidays
Location: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
P&S Pay Scale:

Benefit Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life, and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions
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Education or Equivalency Required:
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Prefer Master's or Doctorate with Clinical NurseLeader (CNL) designation
Required Qualifications:
  • Current, valid license to practice nursing in Iowa
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical nursing experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with: Staff education and development, outcomes based practice and quality improvement, leading change processes including implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficient in computer software applications
Desired Qualifications:
  • Certification: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) - Certification by the Commission on Nurse Certification or certification relevant to clinical specialty
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and deliver care at the microsystem level while being part of a larger, complex and diverse environment
  • Role models professional and clinical practice
  • Experience with nursing research
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills and ability to problem solve
  • Member/active participation in professional organization(s)

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or addition information, please contact Tiffany Perkins at

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Five professional reference will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Clinical Practice Leader
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 5B
  • Starting Salary Maximum: tiffanyrperkins
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Tiffany Perkins
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