Responsible for coordination of patient care activities, workflow and scheduling. Acts as a clinical and administrative resource to staff and provides work direction. Performs charge nurse responsibilities and assumes responsibility for the nursing unit as directed by the supervisor.
Provides work direction to the clinical and support staff with responsibility for the coordination of resources to efficiently support procedures, day-to-day operations and the smooth flow of patients through the department.
Provides support for direct patient care by performing the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes when necessary. Promotes an environment conducive to the delivery of safe, efficient and quality patient care, which may include performing patient rounding on a daily basis.
Coordinates the needs of the patient care team by initiating service complaint follow-up when necessary and promoting communication among patients, families, hospital departments and medical staff to optimize the interdependence of team members.
Acts as a resource to employees, which includes training/orienting, providing day-to-day work direction, and giving input on performance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides guidance on more complex issues in collaboration with the unit leadership.
Assists with human resource responsibilities, which may include: interviewing and selection of new employees, resolution of employee concerns, and employee moral or other duties as assigned in collaboration with unit leadership.
Monitors employee assignments; maintains staff scheduling, evaluates staffing levels and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain productivity level established for assigned area(s).
Monitors the quality of care provided. Assists in ensuring policies and procedures are followed in compliance with the medical center, the Nursing department, and regulatory and peer review agencies.
Provides input to budget and ensures adequate supplies and equipment and inventory are available for both the delivery of safe patient care and a safe work environment.
Works with management in developing new and existing programs and services.
Works with vendors for requested products and coordinates in-services for equipment. Participates in product trials, and submits recommendations to management in collaboration with the unit Educator or CNS.Scheduled Hours
0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week, mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts. Lead position does not require weekends, on-call, or holidays.
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 5 years of experience in clinical nursing within an acute care setting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates a holistic approach to nursing practice committed to meeting the needs of the patient and family.Clinical and technical knowledge in area(s) of specialty.Ability to apply evidence-based interventions and nursing skills/technology to correlate to the patient's response to an individualized plan of care.Ability to recognize situational changes that require unplanned interventions.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions and the ability to think ahead, anticipate learning needs and take preventive actions.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize.Skilled at coaching and developing employees to achieve the quality and service standards of the unit and medical center.Certification AddendumTeam members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others).