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Charge RN Medical/Surgical ICU

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare Corporation
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Ensuring the achievement of Northern Arizona Healthcare's mission, the RN Charge, under the supervision of the Clinical Manager/Director, is responsible for overseeing and directing the patient care activities on the unit during a worked shift. When providing leadership to the department, the RN Charge acts as an advocate for the shift, making sure the Clinical Manager/Director are aware of the unique needs of the shift. The RN Charge provides leadership for nursing personnel by being a team leader, serving as a preceptor, and being an active member of the health care team. The RN Charge practices within the ENA and ANA Scope of Practice, the ENA and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the standards of his/ or her specialty.Responsibilities:Patient Care * Addresses patient and family concerns, communicates issues and solutions through appropriate channels.

  • Documents incidents, events, interventions, and patient/staff/physician responses.
  • Serves as patient advocate.
  • Works with other departments to ensure smooth patient throughput processes including discharge planning and patient education as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Serves as a liaison with patients, physicians, Administrative Coordinator, Staffing Office, Patient Placement Center, Care Coordination department, unit staff, ancillary staff and departments.
  • Serves as a resource, assists staff in caring for patients.Administrative
    • Staffing for current and next shift, determining appropriate staff levels and mix to provide quality care and maintain unit productivity.
      • Assign patient care teams, delegate patient care activities to unit and ancillary staff.
      • Addresses work flow issues, ensures incidents are appropriately documented and corrective steps are taken.
      • Adjudicates job related problems as the first level in the employee grievance procedure, provides credible input regarding employment actions including performance evaluation, promotion, discipline, and discharge on a regular basis.
      • Makes bed assignment based on patient needs and staff resources.
      • Identifies appropriate referral and educational resources for patients and staff.
      • Ensures staff accountability, monitors staff performance, provides constructive feedback.
      • Advocates for both patients and staff as needs arise.Education
        • Participates in creating and sustaining a learning environment supported by evidenced based practice and research.
        • Focuses on personal development areas, engaging in professional/collegial interactions with peers and students.
        • Work collaboratively with peers and other health care providers, and participating in ongoing in-service and educational seminars.
        • Participates in the mentoring and education of colleagues and students.Compliance/Safety
          • Responsible for reporting any safety related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.
            • Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Practices in a safe and cost effective manner.
            • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employees area of responsibility.
            • If required for position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
            • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job specific training in the specified time frame.
            • Maintains timely and accurate documentation of assessments, interventions, EMR entries, and patient responses.Qualifications:Must be enrolled into a BSN program within 1 year from date of acceptance and obtain within 2 years of employment.***For employees currently in Charge Nurse roles, must have Bachelor's degree no later than June 30, 2020. If current Charge Nurse intends to retire within 5 years, this requirement is waived. Certification & LicensuresCurrent, unrestricted license in the State of Arizona- RequiredBLS (American Heart Assoc.)- RequiredACLS- Required for RN's who provide direct care to adult patients in monitored care areas.NRP- Required for RN's who provide direct care to newborns (not required for VVMC RN's working in Emergency)ATCN- Required for RN's who provide direct care to critical acute trauma patients.ENPC- Preferred for RN's who provide direct care to pediatric patients in the special care area.ICUNeuro-trauma training- Preferred

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