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RN Charge Nurse-Short Stay/CDU

WellStar Health System Marietta Full-Time
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At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

WellStar Kennestone Hospital is seeking an RN Charge Nurse nights to join the Clinical Decision/Short Stay Unit. The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is an innovative addition to the Emergency Department.  It is designed for emergency patients who require ongoing observation, including outpatient testing and treatment for patients who are waiting on clinical answers with limited subjection to inpatient admission status.

The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Nursing Practice Model and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.

The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. Expectations of practice include: accountability; responsibility and authority for the practice of nursing; effective teamwork; delegation; communication; respect; personal development; and development of team members.

The role contributes to the establishment and maintenance of practices that ensure excellence in patient care, provides for the efficient use of resources, and undertakes leadership task such as staff schedules, unit patient flow, subject matter expertise for clinical concerns, physician rounding, committee involvement, survey readiness, and other task as assigned by the manager, which are basic to the department’s ability to function in a smooth and effective manner.

The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a resource to other areas opportunity to learn about operational functionality and hospital/facility awareness. He/she is assists in the growth and development of team members in the unit to help build department skills sets and to inspire expertise. This leader brings with him or her ability to build rapport between nurses and physicians to continue service to the patients and is a role model to others. 

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as and Associate Degree/Diploma Nurse; Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:

Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position. National certification in area of specialty preferred. (Dependent on area of Service may require additional certification such as ACLS, PALS.)

Required Minimum Experience: One year of nursing experience required, two years preferred. Experience as relief charge with clinical expertise preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Works well with others in a collaborative, team-focused, patient centered way. Communicates effectively both orally and in written form with all levels of internal and external resources. Analytical skills necessary to solve technical, clinical and managerial challenges. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure competence and credibility to lead others.

Skills required

Electronic Medical Record
Nursing
Iv Care
Alert Doctors
Arm Hand Steadiness
Conducting Physical Examinations
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WellStar Health System – the largest health system in Georgia and a nonprofit organization – is recognized as a national leader in comprehensive, world-class care, emphasizing improved access and affordability.

Serving a population of more than one million residents in northwest metropolitan Atlanta, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. Healthy patients come from healthy neighborhoods. So we keep a keen eye on our community’s emerging needs in order to equip our facilities with the best, most critical, new technology and deliver the right care, at the right time in the right place.

In support of this ambition, we have recently expanded our footprint with the acquisition of Tenet Healthcare’s Georgia-based hospitals and a new partnership with West Georgia Health. This means WellStar can now share its vision of world-class healthcare with new communities and patients, and is better positioned to serve patients for years to come. We will grow to more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice professionals across more than 200 medical office locations and numerous outpatient facilities.

As a nonprofit, The WellStar Foundation continues each year to fund initiatives ranging from new buildings and facilities to new technologies and services, such as genetic testing.

WellStar is committed to its Employer of Choice strategy that has led to numerous accolades for work/life balance, including being named in FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the past three years. With industry awards ranging from Integrated Delivery Networks to Working Mother magazine’s “Best Places to Work,” WellStar strives to provide the best care possible with Atlanta’s top medical professionals. This is a career destination where you can begin, build and end a challenging, meaningful and fulfilling working life.

Whether you’re looking for a physician online or through our 956-STAR Call Center, we can connect you with the South’s best doctors – right around the corner. And if you’re looking for a career with one of the best companies in the state, WellStar is the place for you.

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