Clinical Nurse Leader

Med/Surg Leadership - 206041 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time (Primarily Day Shifts)


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  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is an advanced generalist who directs and can provide comprehensive preventative and wellness care, as well as the spectrum of acute, episodic, chronic and end-of-life to our patients. The CNL serves as a leader, mentor and consultant to the healthcare staff; CNL demonstrates both analytical and resource for nursing and ancillary staff. As a change agent, the CNL promotes an environment that embraces knowledge, innovation and improvement. The CNL, as a member of the expanded team, promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness, based on the patient's goals. The CNL refines data systems to identify trends and opportunities for improvement; the CNL facilitates practices that are in compliance with Core Measures and The Joint Commission requirements. Participates on the research committee and submits work for publication. Insure that department is in compliance with all applicable policies, laws and regulations.

What You Will Bring:


Masters Nursing (MSN) required or obtain within 12 months of hire
Extensive clinical knowledge of the patient population required

Three years of acute care nursing for similar patient population required Progressive experience in healthcare including involvement in direct patient care, staff education, and problem solving required Educator/preceptor experience required

Certification & Licensures
Based on primary state of residency and in accordance with current Virginia Board of Nursing Regulations, must be licensed or eligible to practice pending licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with either a: Multi-state license, under the Nurse Licensure Compact OR Single-state license, valid in Virginia only required. CCRN preferred Clinical Leader Certification from approved CNL program certified by American Colleges of Nursing preferred

Ability to identify improvement in clinical operations and implement change and willingness to challenge established ways of doing things in a constructive way required Ability to lead, mentor and develop staff required Exemplifies a strong, positive attitude toward internal and external customers, and continuous service improvement required Excellent conflict resolution skills required Ability to act in diplomatic tactful manner required Adept at using technology as a tool to support education required Ability to use quality improvement methodologies to evaluate system failures and patient safety practices required Ability to delegate and evaluate patient care required

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
20 A Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Tech.