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Registered Nurse - Charge, Burn ICU (Nights)

Registered Nurse - Charge, Burn ICU (Nights)

Job Description

The charge nurse assists with unit management including participating in employee evaluation, staffing and scheduling, patient and preceptor assignments, oversight of resource utilization, and initiating and overseeing quality improvement activities. The charge nurse acts as a resource and provides information/education to unit staff.

1. Confers with Preceptor Leadership Council Member when making preceptor/nurse assignments. Acts as a resource and inservice educator for staff as needed.

2. Participates in employee evaluations, counsels and coaches employees when necessary, and implements disciplinary process according to policy. Maintains anecdotal documentation.

3. Assigns patients and tasks according to staff expertise and credentials, and assumes responsibility for functioning of unit on a shift to shift basis.

4. Maintains open communication with all health care team members, especially with Nursing Directors and other Charge Nurses. Conducts or participates in unit meetings, committee meetings, and facilitates active participation of staff members.

5. Serves as a role model for staff regarding positive customer relations. Monitors unit customer service, and intervenes as necessary.

6. Reviews and investigates occurrence reports; intervenes and develops action plans.

7. Collaborates and contributes to revision of policies and procedures. Counsels staff to maintain and adhere to all department and facility policies.

8. Knowledgeable of regulatory standards; assists in adhering to these standards and ensuring staff compliance.

9. Participates in assessing and cost-effectively meeting staffing needs on the unit, taking into account patient status, personnel available, and makes assignments accordingly.

10. Efficiently and effectively monitors supply use to meet patient needs.

11. Participates in quality improvement by identifying, in collaboration with nursing associates, 2-3 quality improvement initiatives annually. Communicates improvement efforts to Quality Council.

12. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to payroll, interviewing, and scheduling.The charge nurse assists with unit management including participating in employee evaluation, staffing and scheduling, patient and preceptor assignments, oversight of resource utilization, and initiating and overseeing quality improvement activities. The charge nurse acts as a resource and provides information/education to unit staff.

1. Confers with Preceptor Leadership Council Member when making preceptor/nurse assignments. Acts as a resource and inservice educator for staff as needed.

2. Participates in employee evaluations, counsels and coaches employees when necessary, and implements disciplinary process according to policy. Maintains anecdotal documentation.

3. Assigns patients and tasks according to staff expertise and credentials, and assumes responsibility for functioning of unit on a shift to shift basis.

4. Maintains open communication with all health care team members, especially with Nursing Directors and other Charge Nurses. Conducts or participates in unit meetings, committee meetings, and facilitates active participation of staff members.

5. Serves as a role model for staff regarding positive customer relations. Monitors unit customer service, and intervenes as necessary.

6. Reviews and investigates occurrence reports; intervenes and develops action plans.

7. Collaborates and contributes to revision of policies and procedures. Counsels staff to maintain and adhere to all department and facility policies.

8. Knowledgeable of regulatory standards; assists in adhering to these standards and ensuring staff compliance.

9. Participates in assessing and cost-effectively meeting staffing needs on the unit, taking into account patient status, personnel available, and makes assignments accordingly.

10. Efficiently and effectively monitors supply use to meet patient needs.

11. Participates in quality improvement by identifying, in collaboration with nursing associates, 2-3 quality improvement initiatives annually. Communicates improvement efforts to Quality Council.

12. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to payroll, interviewing, and scheduling.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION & TRAINING:
BSN required. Credentials in specialty area preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Two years of patient care experience preferred in specialty area. Must be knowledgeable of current nursing practices.

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:
Current license in Kentucky. CPR required. Specialty certifications required based upon unit specifications.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
    Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
    Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
    Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
    Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
  • Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity EmployersCB


  • Shift:  3

  • Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period:  72

  • Weekends Required:  Occasional

  • Status:  Full Time
  • Job Snapshot

    Employment Type Full-Time
    Job Type Health Care, Nurse
    Education 4 Year Degree
    Experience Not Specified
    Manages Others Not Specified
    Industry Healthcare - Health Services
    Required Travel Not Specified
    Job ID 1400011157
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    Registered Nurse - Charge, Burn ICU (Nights)


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