Skip Navigation

Perioperative Clinical Leader, 40 hours, day/evening rotation

Job ID 14784692


Based in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit with cross functional skills to Preoperative Holding area the Peri-Anesthesia Clinical Lead collaborates with the Nurse Director and Professional Development Manager in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating patient care and developing programs to support clinical care consistent with the mission and goals of Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital as well as the requirements of applicable federal, state and local regulatory and/or accrediting agencies.  Responsibilities include participation in oversight and operation of the patient care area and ensuring quality care for patients across the lifespan. A central goal of this role is to strengthen collaboration between all perioperative areas and other hospital units to support optimized patient flow and excellent patient experience.  Assists the Nurse Director and Professional Development Manager in translating the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital and nursing service into effective action and assures the practice of the Patient and Family Centered Care Model in an environment that exemplifies evidence-based best practice.

  • Provide care across the lifespan and across all populations, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction.

  • Recognize and model the value of the pursuit of new knowledge and skills.

  • Acquire the latest knowledge and skills to change healthcare practices and outcomes

  • Delegate and manage nursing resources and serve as a leader and partner of the interdisciplinary healthcare team

  • Make use of all available technology to teach clients and healthcare professionals using evidence-based principles and strategies

  • Use information systems and technology, integrate information and data to better ensure optimal client outcomes.

2.          PATIENT CARE

  • Clinical Practice:
    • Demonstrates clinical expertise, integrating nursing theory and practice.

    • Collaborates with nursing and interdisciplinary team members to ensure safest, most efficient patient flow through all perioperative and paranesthesia areas.   

    • Employs evidence-based practice in decision-making and patient care. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

    • Utilizes the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient’s care across the continuum of care appropriate to the developmental age of the patient population.

    • Collaborates with nurses and other members of the health care team to optimize plan of care.

    • Develops and monitors systems that promote and support top of license, professional nursing practice.

    • Interacts with staff nurses to assess the care provided and the nurses’ capabilities to provide care in changing circumstances.

    • Provides consultation to patients, family members and nursing staff as issues arise regarding the patient’s hospitalization or care experience.

    • Acts as a clinical resource to staff by: A. Evaluating patient care outcomes based on age-specific needs. B. Recommending changes in practice based on current research data.  C. Developing and promoting patient care standards. 

    • Assists staff to problem solve and respond to psychosocial needs of patients and families and takes appropriate action.

    • Maintains open communication with managers/directors and clinical leads whose departments provide support services to the clinical area to ensure the appropriate level of service at all times.

    • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.  

  • Quality Improvement:
    • Utilizes the quality assurance and performance improvement process to assess the response to nursing care from patients, families and others.

    • Uses clinical skills to provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of nursing care.

    • Collaboratively leads development and implementation of the QI plan for the area considering evidence-based practice, the IOM's Six Aims for improving health care, knowledge of principles of performance improvement and customer service. 

    • Supports and revises patient care based on QI results and current research data. Ensures quality assurance in all aspects of patient nursing care. 

  • Staffing:
    • Proactively evaluates and communicates to Nurse Director the changing needs of the unit, including staffing requirements.

    • Collaborates with Nurse Director to staff appropriately based on census and acuity. Utilizes resources to meet Department needs.

  • Collaborates with other members of the unit management team in developing practice guidelines, competencies and unit specific procedures. Fosters collaboration of health care team members to provide excellent, innovating interdisciplinary patient care.

  • Cultivates and strengthens collaborative relationships with leads and staff from Preoperative Holding, Preoperative Evaluation and other hospital units.


  • Anticipates and identifies safety risks and takes appropriate action. Assures compliance with safety standards by assessing staff and patient needs and taking appropriate action.

  • Communicates and consistently supports the philosophy and goals of the unit, department and hospital.

  • Supports orientation and preceptor programs.

  • Assists in the development and implementation plan of performance improvement activities.

  • Assists in developing and operationalizing mechanisms for data collection related to quality indicators and other unit initiatives.

  • Promotes staff participation in unit and hospital committees/task forces and serves on appropriate committees/task forces.

  • Delegates appropriately to others in accordance with job description and competency level.

  • Supports the ongoing development of staff through coaching, mentoring and role modeling.

  • Collaborates with other members of leadership team in providing appropriate educational opportunities for licensed and unlicensed personnel.


  • Participates in and provides leadership to departmental and hospital committees as requested.

  • Assists in the development of practice initiatives through unit-based group activities.

  • Enhances own professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, keeping current with literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.

  • Supports and facilitates patient/family age appropriate education into orientation, in-services, and continuing education.

  • Develops and implements patient/family teaching protocols and materials if appropriate.

  • Facilitates patient information across departments, systems, and other facilities using the electronic health system and other resources.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities (Y/N):  Yes:

  • Evaluates non-licensed staff

Includes Budgetary Responsibilities (Y/N): Yes

  • Assists in gathering and assessing data to inform recommendations for fiscal management/planning.

  • Leads appropriate resource management on the unit.

Schedule:  Primarily day shift, 5 8-hour shifts with 7am start time but may occasionally work evening hours, 10 or 12 hour shifts based on the needs of the unit.  No call requirement may pick up call shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday day shift only.

About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum.  Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties.  At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes.  If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.  Our patients call it better care.  Our employees call it home


  • Exemplifies all I.C.A.R.E. standards.
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based Perianesthesia nursing practice.
  • ASPAN membership preferred. Current CPAN certification preferred or willing to obtain within 1 year of hire required. Must maintain certification for duration of role.
  • Demonstrated history of:
    • High level of skill coordinating direct care activities among clinical staff to facilitate collaborative care for patients.

    • Collaborating with nursing and interdisciplinary team members to ensure safest, most efficient patient flow through all perioperative and perinesthesia areas.

    • Leading development and supporting maintenance of a healthy work environment.

    • Leadership in innovative design, planning and implementation of successful quality/process improvement initiatives.

    • High level of proficiency and innovation in use of electronic health record.

    • Use of information systems and technology to enhance patient care outcomes and satisfaction.

    • High level of accountability and pro-activeness in individual and group work.

    • Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively

    • Displaying a positive attitude and acting as a positive agent for change.

    • Cultivating and maintaining strong, positive collaborative relationships with leadership, nurse and interdisciplinary colleagues.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills.
    • Strong, positive mentorship, coachingincluding the ability to adjust teaching style to the learning needs of new and current team members to facilitate success.

    • Ability to complete assigned tasks, juggle multiple priorities in stressful situations.

  • Excels at demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients in the relevant area of nursing practice.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills appropriate to position’s responsibilities.

Education requirements for this position (Y/N):

  • BSN required
  • MSN or relevant level of clinical expertise in a health-related field preferred in health or leadership related field preferred

License, Certification or Registration is required by law or regulation. (Y/N): Yes:

  • Massachusetts Registered Nurse Licensure
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) required

Other certifications or registrations are required by the hospital. (Y/N):  Yes:

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
  • CPAN Certification preferred or willing to obtain within 1 year of hire.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

Apply Later