Children's National Health System

RN - Lead Registered Nurse Operating Room (3-11 Evenings) (42954489)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 2/17/2018

RN - Lead Registered Nurse Operating Room (3-11 Evenings)

Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000+ employees provide world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.

We’re more than just a hospital, we’re a health system for kids. From our main hospital to our outpatient centers and primary care facilities, we are dedicated to serving children’s health needs in any illness or injury.

We have a great opening! Our Operating Room is seeking a dynamic Nurse Lead to support the unit.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large.

The Nurse Lead is responsible for daily operations (staffing and assignments) and directing the activities of the Clinical Resource Management department. Provides 24 hour accountability for planning, managing and evaluating department functions. Guides, supervises and elevates the quality of practice for utilization review within Children’s National. Key areas of focus include use of nationally recognized criteria sets, status changes and concurrent denial management.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 total years of nursing experience. Minimum of one year pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience.
Required Skills/Knowledge
Familiar with software such as Window’s environment (Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access).
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluent in medical management criteria such as MCG and/or InterQual.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice/Research
Facilitate the CMI practice group of Shared Nursing Leadership and support other initiatives.
Contribute to the sustainability and advancement of Magnet designation.
Ensure that utilization review for patient status (IP and Observation) is based on evidence of best practice.
Accountable for supporting/participating in the CRM and/or Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement processes.
Participate in community activities.
Daily Operations
Accountable for staffing and assigning coverage for all roles within CRM; engages with CMI Team Lead, Manager & Director to problem-solve.
Responsible for 24/7 assessment and supervision of work flow for CMI’s and support positions.
Supervise utilization review activities, interface with internal and external stakeholders to achieve appropriate level of care and optimize reimbursement; ensure compliance with CMS regulations.
Interact with payors and CRM leadership to improve the authorization process.
Engage in performance improvement activities to standardize and elevate practice.
Demonstrate advanced communication skills in dealing with staff and all members of the healthcare team.
Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to staff concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
Effectively manage conflict and assist others to understand their behavior and their effect on the work environment.
Communicate and escalate issues as appropriate to the Manager and Director.
Staff Education
Facilitate learning opportunities for staff.
Participate in the education and training of Case Managers and other staff.
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Management and Leadership Skills
Monitors Kronos reconciliation and ensures schedule and timecard accuracy
Responsible for all aspects of performance appraisal for designated staff
Participates in the hiring of staff by completing WFM paperwork, conducting interviews and making recommendations for hire
Assumes coverage of unit in absence of Manager & Director and makes decisions within authorized scope
Demonstrates initiatives and leadership through involvement in department based projects and committees
Establishes collaborative relationships and network across the organization to ensure effective outcomes
Represents CRM on organizational committees and initiatives
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Nursing
Organization: Surgery COE
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Evening
Work Schedule: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.

Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.

At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.

You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.

Professionally, you'll grow like never before.

The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.

Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)


Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.

We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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