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Lead RN - ER at Artesia General Hospital

Lead RN - ER

Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM Full-Time
Job Summary:

Responsible for providing leadership, mentorship and acting as a role model in acute care nursing departments. Supervising and directing the day to day running of the units; a resource to staff, physicians and ancillary departments. This position reports directly to the Nursing Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Leads daily operations for the nursing departments ensuring staff needs are met in order to provide safe, quality patient care; provides leadership and direction to staff.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates nursing staff.
  • Manages nursing schedule; receives any sick calls and arranges for coverage while on duty.
  • Investigates patient complaints and acts as a patient advocate, investigating as necessary.
  • Participates in team interviews and hiring processes; assigns preceptors to new staff; assists with initial on-boarding and orientation of new staff.
  • Maintains department inventory to ensure availability of supplies.
  • Collaborates with staff, physicians and Director on staff and patient care issues to ensure safe, quality care.
  • Acts as a resource to department; provides direct patient care when necessary; assists Charge Nurse in assigning lunch breaks to ensure staff have adequate downtime during their shift.
  • Manages staff allocations according to census fluctuations according to guidelines.
  • Communicates and works closely with Director and House Supervisors, ensuring necessary information is passed on and decisions are made collaboratively.
  • Assists with data collection, chart reviews and Quality initiatives as assigned.
  • Attends meetings as delegated by the Director; gives constructive input and suggestions at staff meetings.
  • Acts as the first line in the Chain of Command structure for the department; communicates with Director and House Supervisors on issues and decisions made.
  • Ensures Time Cards are completed accurately and timely for unit.
  • Serves as a facilitator among department.
  • Ensures excellence in clinical nursing practice and delivery of patient care, providing education and resources when necessary.
  • Assures compliance with applicable requirements and standards.
  • Acts as a positive Change Agent when promoting new processes, encouraging staff to keep positive attitudes.
  • Provides disciplinary guidance and actions to staff; communicates all issues with the Director.
  • Participates in the necessary periodic evaluation of staff performance.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • As assigned


KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES:
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrates the willingness to research and obtain knowledge for the performance of the position
  • Basic computer


AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES: Demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to identify age-specific patient needs appropriate for this position.

Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.

Risk Management/Quality Management/Safety: Cooperates fully in all Risk Management, Quality Management, and Safety Activities and Investigations.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education - Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. BSN Preferred.
  • Work Experience - One year of nursing experience in a leadership role.
  • Training - N/A
  • License/Certification - Current New Mexico Nurse License; BLS, ACLS, PALS required.


ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work environment consists of daily patient contact, which may include exposure to blood, or other body fluids.

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