Associate Clinical Director - Med Surg INCU, Kelemen 10

Location US-NJ-Camden
Job ID
Full Time
Department Name
Kelemen 10 South INCU 1 Cooper Plaza

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Kelemen 10 is a medical-surgical unit that cares for patients who have various needs and disease processes. Both North and South 10 have Telemetry capabilities for our patients. Each unit, North/South houses 36 patients and 2 hallway areas totaling a maximum of 76 patients.

South 10 has a 12-bed Intermediate Care Unit embedded within the 36-bed unit. The capacity of INCU is not usually more than 12 patients. INCU has critically care-trained RNs who support the patient's needs and care for ventilated patients.

South 10 also has 2 negative pressure isolation rooms with an anti-room that is used when needed for specific isolation needs.

We do multidisciplinary rounds Monday – Friday. This involves the patient in their care and allows the team members to collaborate with the patient to give them the best possible care and appropriate discharge to home or other facilities. We have a pharmacist who has an office on the unit to assist the RNs when needed to help avoid delay of care to any patient.

Short Description

Assumes responsibility and accountability for the direction, implementation and evaluation of patient care services within the assigned unit at the direction of the Clinical Director and in his/her absence. This role is broad in scope and requires the ability to work independently and apply a high degree of judgment. Assigns workload and assumes responsibility for the operational functioning of the department. Ensures the delivery of patient care through the coordination of customer services and the leadership and management of the nursing unit at the direction of the Clinical Director. Assists the Clinical Director in coordinating interdepartmental and ancillary activities to ensure quality, cost-effective patient care. Assists the Clinical Manager in directing the preparation and maintenance of patient’s clinical record, including nursing and medical treatments and related services provided by the Registered Nurse. Assists the Clinical Director in leading the patient care team to meet the needs of the customers and to achieve departmental objectives. Assists the Clinical Director in ensuring that the staff participates in educational activities and the evaluation process to enhance their personal growth and development. Acting as a liaison between nursing and medical staff, serving as a problem-solver and mediator for positive change; develops and maintains effective intra and interdepartmental relationships.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical nursing experience, with 1 year of demonstrated leadership abilities. 
  • Requires strong planning skills and a solid understanding of Patient and Family Centered Care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.


Education Requirements

  • Graduate from an NLN accredited school of nursing.  Bachelor in nursing required.

License/Certification Requirements

  • Current New Jersey license as a Registered Nurse, BLS certification. 
  • National certification preferred within area of specialty for critical care, operating room, endoscopy and trauma. 
  • Certain specialties may require advanced certification (i.e. ACLS, NRP, PALS).



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