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Lead Clinical Nurse RN - Neuroscience PCU - Sharp Grossmont Hospital Neuroscience Building - Nights - Full Time

Job ID JR148338 Date posted 03/22/2024
La Mesa, California
  • Grossmont Hospital
  • Night
  • Regular
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

Job Details


Shift Start Time:

Shift End Time:

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$66.636 - $85.982 - $105.328

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
To provide leadership and coordination of shift operations in a defined clinical area.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is proud to be Sharp HealthCare’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, and East San Diego County’s largest healthcare facility. Sharp Grossmont Hospital has also been awarded its fourth Magnet designation for excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care.  

The Neuroscience program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers the most advanced neurological and surgical treatments in the region. Our state-of-the-art neuroscience unit is dedicated to the care of patients with both common and rare neurological conditions. Neuroscience nurses receive a robust, neurology and neurosurgery-specific orientation including didactic, skill, preceptor, and simulation sessions. Initial orientation, combined with annual education, provides nurses with a strong neuroscience foundation, and enables them to provide top tier care for this specialty patient population. This broad neuroscience foundation of knowledge also supports neuroscience nurses to take the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) certification exam after 1 year of experience. Professional development and growth opportunities are strongly supported through the Magnet structure, research, conferences, lectures, webinars, certification, and education reimbursement.

We’re excited at the prospect of you joining our dynamic team of healthcare professionals. This team is inclusive of, but not limited to, nursing assistants, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, imaging technicians, nurse practitioners, hospitalists, and several other integral roles. After joining our team, you along with many others will be intimately involved in the cutting-edge delivery of specialized neuroscience care at Sharp Grossmont.

Required Qualifications

  • 2 Years recent, pertinent, clinical experience.
  • California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) - Various-Employee provides certificate -REQUIRED.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Leadership experience.

Other Qualification Requirements

  • NIHSS is required within 90 days of hire.

Essential Functions

  • Achieve patient outcomes.
    Demonstrates clinical competence in area of practice.
    Participates in quality improvement unit activities based on unit focus/priorities.
    Performs one or more of the following:
    Assists with identifying clinical learning needs of staff and assures learning achieved.
    Implements systems to inform/monitor staff compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
    Implements action plan to improve clinical care of patients.
    Develops new area of expertise relevant to clinical area.
  • Achieves operational outcomes.
    Collaborates with other disciplines/departments to resolve daily operational issues when supervising unit.
    Performs one or more of the following:
    Facilitates staff in prioritizing and problem solving daily operational issues.
    Collaborates with Physicians to address operational issues.
    Demonstrates resolution of operational issue with targeted outcomes as negotiated with manager or director.
    Collaborates with other disciplines/departments to resolve identifies issues with demonstrated improvement in operational flow.
  • Human resource management
    All 90 day and annual performance reviews are completed within 30 days of due date.
    Assures employee files are current and complete including annual PPD, CPR, RN licensure, safety test, etc.
    Performs one or more of the following:
    Orients/mentors staff into new roles resulting in achieved competencies within identified timelines.
    Develops staff's leadership skills, facilitating learning and growth.
    Assists staff to resolve identified learning/performance issues.
    Develops new area of expertise relevant to human resource management.
  • Oversee productivity.
    Achieves productivity score between 98-100%
    Monitors flexing, on-call, skill mix, use of overtime, per diem and registry.
    Performs one or more of the following:
    Identifies and/or participates in implementation of cost reducing or revenue enhancing ideas.
    Contributes to utilization of supplies in a cost-effective manner that supports delivery of care within budgeted supply expense per unit of service.
    Contributes to meeting budgeted salary expense per unit of service.
    Develops new area of expertise relevant to resource management.
  • Safety
    Facilitates Workman's Compensation reporting and documentation per requirements.
    Demonstrates ability to handle situations not covered by written or verbal instructions that maintain staff/patient safety.
    Conveys importance and rational of policies & procedures and standards of care to staff and customers.
    Performs one or more of the following:
    Demonstrates resolution of safety issue as negotiated with manager or director.
    Trends staff safety learning needs and assures learning achieved.
    Develops new area of expertise relevant to delivery of safe patient care.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing; NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) - Various-Employee provides certificate; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing

Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

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