RN, ER Charge Nurse, Mid Shift, (FT)

 


Responsibilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to, the following: 

  • Acknowledge and demonstrate that the patient comes first AT ALL TIMES.
  • Exhibit leadership in achieving standards of care and in collaborations with physicians and other core team members in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individualized patient care in accordance with documented policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Completing new patient assessments within the designated time delineated in unit standards.
  • Assesses and interprets clinical data collected (lab, x-rays, etc.) regarding the patient and provides timely reports to attending physician and appropriate team members.
  • Formulates care plan based on assessment data and performs on-going assessments according to unit standards, always documenting appropriately and timely.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and professionalism necessary to provide age-appropriate care, as well as principles of physical and psychosocial growth and development over the life span, cultural diversity, and learning needs of the patient.
  • Documents, updates, and communicates “Plan of Care” and any changes of such to Health Care Team (HCT) verbally and on written daily shift report.
  • Reports significant findings of admission and on-going assessments to appropriate HCT members, recognizes changes in patient’s physical and mental status and reports such to attending physician and HCT timely and effectively.
  • Develops and initiates discharge planning process.


Skills and Abilities:

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements:

  • Current Missouri License to practice as a Registered Nurse (minimum associate degree in nursing)
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification (or able to acquire within first 6 months of being placed in position)
  • Must successfully complete generic and department-specific skills, validation and competency testing
  • Commitment to continual improvement of nursing skill set through participation in educational opportunities on and off the job.
  • Must be physically able to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist and turn, push and pull – sometimes from awkward positions – safely; ability to safely lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. and moving patients up to 300 lbs. with assistance; vision, hearing and dexterity skills must be within normal limits.
  • Effective verbal communication skills a must, including correct and appropriate use of medical terminology.



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