Clinical Nurse Attending

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Nursing Operations
Category: Clinical Education
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 735907
Posted On: 3/15/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: Seeking an experienced clinical RN to work alongside bedside nurses on our Neurology/Transplant/Urology and Ortho/Trauma/Pulmonary units. This role is primarily during a late afternoon to night shift. Must have BSN. Must have a national certification or open to attaining one within 6 months. Must also have at least 5 years of direct patient care experience in a healthcare setting. The incumbent will need to have leadership experience, a strong clinical skill set, change agent mentality, and passion for quality and safety. Strong clinical experience along with education, collaboration and quality/safety work is required. If your passion is quality care and outcomes, mentoring and making a difference with improving evidence based practices while helping nurses grow and improve patient care then this is the job for you! Full time/Exempt.

The Clinical Nurse Attending is a leadership position focused on the clinical management of patients. The Clinical Nurse Attending prepares highly skilled nurses focused on improving quality and safety outcomes for patients or patient populations. The Clinical Nurse Attending assumes accountability for patient-care outcomes through the translation of evidence-based information to design, implement, and evaluate patient-care processes and models of care delivery.

Position Duties

  1. Clinical Expertise
    • Facilitates nursing interventions based on risk anticipation and other evidence to improve healthcare outcomes.
    • Assists with change initiatives to decrease or eliminate discrepancies between actual practices and identified standards of care.
    • Assesses actual and anticipated health risk discrepancies in the individualized plan of care.
    • Utilizes best available evidence to facilitate practice change that results in improving quality, safety and fiscally responsible outcomes.
    • Utilizes performance tools (e.g., health care dashboards, reports, etc.) to access patient statistics in real-time and apply evidence-based interventions to improve patient care and promote positive outcomes.
    • Coaches, delegates, and supports healthcare team members in the performance of nursing procedures and processes with a focus on safety and competence.
    • Mentors and coaches new and experienced nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
  2. Quality Improvement and Safety
    • Evaluates patient handoffs and transitions of care to improve outcomes.
    • Communicates to the interprofessional healthcare team, patients, and caregivers current quality and safety guidelines and nurse sensitive indicators (HAI bundles, safety elements, etc.).
    • Functions as part of an interprofessional team by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.
    • Promotes a culture of safety using high reliability principles.
  3. Information Technology and Data
    • Collects and utilizes data to generate evidence for nursing practice.
    • Provides input in the design of data and data resources that generate meaningful evidence for clinical practice.
    • Interprets patterns and trends in data to evaluate outcomes of care and compare to other recognized benchmarks.
    • Uses performance measures and information technology to assess and improve the delivery of evidence-based practices.
  4. Organizational and Systems Leadership
    • Collaborates within the healthcare team to focus on the delivery of patient-centered care.
    • Collaborates with healthcare professionals, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse managers and others, to plan, implement and evaluate improvement opportunities.
    • Participates in a shared leadership model to make recommendations for improvements in care delivery.
  5. Collaboration and Communication
    • Demonstrates a leadership role in enhancing group dynamics and managing group conflicts.
    • Demonstrates professional and effective communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal, written, and virtual abilities.
    • Facilitates the integration of healthcare services across the continuum of care with the overall objective of influencing, achieving and sustaining high quality care.
    • Facilitates collaborative, interprofessional approaches and strategies in the coordination, and evaluation of patient-centered care.
    • Facilitates transitions across care settings to support patients and families to improve care outcomes.
    • Advocates for patients within the healthcare delivery system to effect quality, safe, and value-based outcomes.
  6. Health Promotion
    • Engages in partnerships at multiple levels of the health system to ensure effective coordination, delivery, and evaluation of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions and services across care environments.
    • Implements strategies for encouraging a culture of inquiry within the healthcare delivery team.
    • Disseminates changes in practice and improvements to internal and external audiences.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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