Registered Nurse (RN), Charge Nurse - Outpatient Surgery, Full Time Da
Posted on: March 16, 2019
St. David's Georgetown Hospital is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's Georgetown Hospital offers a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; Certified Chest Pain Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In conjunction with its parent campus, St. David's Medical Center , Healthgrades awarded St. David's Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award-a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve-as well as the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, St. David's Georgetown Hospital was named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for four years in conjunction with its parent campus, and the facility earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016.
Under the general supervision of the unit's Director or designee the Charge Nurse assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions in the unit on his/her designated shifts. In collaboration with other members of the management team, this individual is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the quality of patient care services provided in unit.
The Charge Nurse:
- Assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions of the designated unit.
- Functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual members of the nursing staff.
- Assumes responsibility for the overall quality of nursing care provided when s/he is on duty.
- Makes decisions regarding activities within these areas based on Administrative Operational Standards, Nursing Standards, Human Resource Standards, and Standards of Care for the unit, in collaboration with other members of the management team.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures that Departmental mission and objectives are maintained for the unit with interpretation of these objectives to staff as necessary. Coordinates Departmental activities with responsibility for the assessment of the quality and efficiency of these activities. Assesses complexity of patient care and Department service needs to coordinate assignment of nursing staff to meet all required services on his/ her designated shift.
Ensures implementation of operational standards which promote the maintenance of patient rights including, but not limited to:
- Informed consent.
- Clarification of patient expectations.
- Explanation of treatment processes.
- Maintenance of confidentiality of patient information.
- Maintenance of patient privacy by minimizing exposure during all procedures.
- Adaptation of care to all ages of patients served.
- Ethical considerations.
- Handling of patient complaints.
- Ensures all LVN staff's patients records reflect an admission assessments & care plan performed by Registered Nurse.
Demonstrates sound knowledge base in nursing practice and its clinical application to the patient population served in the unit, including the operation of equipment, and policy and procedures used in the delivery of patient care during his/ her designated shift.
Maintains communication with other members of the management team regarding potential/actual problems concerns, and with Medical Staff issues. Assists with establishing and maintaining communication channels with Medical Staff and departments in the hospital.
Supervises personnel providing direct patient care, with delegation of activities based on patient care needs and competencies of available patient care staff.
Provides direct and ongoing supervision of staff with regard to conflict resolution and personnel policy compliance, including input for performance evaluations.
Teaches, supervises and serves as a resource for staff, assists with clinical procedures as needed and facilitates student/preceptor assignments as appropriate.
Facilitates ongoing performance improvement activities, which correlate to the Hospital-wide Performance Improvement Program with involvement of all levels of staff as appropriate.
Makes assignments for the present or following shift to provide for smooth transition and ensures appropriate assignments throughout shift to cover changing patient needs and staff availability.
Self-assigns patients and functions as necessary based on patient needs and available resources on unit.
Communicates directly with the supervisor and/ or director on unit and staff performance issues needing attention.
Maintains effective utilization and maintenance of manpower, equipment, and supplies.
Participates in cost containment programs as applicable to services provided.
Actively participates in appropriate Department and Hospital committees.
Maintains own professional growth through appropriate organizations, workshops, seminars, leadership development and other educational endeavors.
Maintains awareness of current developments and trends in nursing practice.
Rounds on staff and patients as appropriate.
Ensures repair and maintenance problems are reported promptly. Ensures all quality checks are conducted within given period, to include but not limited to refrigerator/freezer temperatures, crash cart, blanket warmer checks and other unit specific quality checks are completed as assigned.
Follows up and ensures completion of patient treatment, tests and procedures. Ensures all medication and narcotic discrepancies are resolved prior to leaving the shift
Communicates appropriately with other members of the health care team to promote continuity of care. Collaborates with preceptors and new employees, and facilitates new employees in becoming part of the team.
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