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Charge Nurse II - WOW

Company: Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Location: Summerville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Direct care leader who provides and oversees nursing care for patients following established standards and practices in accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act. Applies professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. Supports unit-based shared governance and decentralized decision-making structures and processes. Role model who leads by example in making patient experience a priority on unit(s) of responsibility. Ensures that care delivery is patient centered. Continually pursues activities that will ensure smooth clinical operations/flow and compliance by providing safe, equitable, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and effective care in a holistic and evidence-based practice environment. Values and promotes collegial and collaborative working relationships within and among disciplines. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's degree required. MSN is preferred, however, if master's degree is in another field BSN is required. Experience: At least 5 years---experience in unit/department nursing specialty area. Licensure/Certification: Applicant must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in South Carolina or hold a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and not be a permanent resident of SC. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification. American Heart Association ACLS certification is required and should be obtained within 60 days of hire or designation as Charge Nurse. American Heart Association PALS certification is required for the ED and as designated by specialty standards and/or clinical manager and should be obtained within 60 days of hire or designation as Charge Nurse II. NRP certification is required for WIC services. Role must keep required certification(s) current. Specialty certification within 6 months of position start for Charge Nurse II. Primary Source Verification: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/, http://www.healthguideusa.org/nursing_license_lookup.htm Knowledge/ Skills in: Patient Care: Applying and modifying the principles, theory, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide and evaluate on-going patient care. Direct patient care assignments will/may be required for this role based on unit needs or established requirement. Application of organizational policies and procedures. Knowledge of teammate skills to ensure appropriate patient assignments based on skill mix, patient acuity, licensure, and competency. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Collaborates with other health care professionals to meet the needs of the patient. Quality: Audits the patient's medical record to determine that all orders have been carried out, laboratory tests are posted, nursing care is documented, and patient progress or lack thereof is described. Reviews core measures, key performance indicators (KPIs) and other outcome metrics relevant to unit/patient population. Assists Clinical Specialist with updating unit visual management boards each shift. Actively engages in patient care performance improvement projects and implementation of evidence-based practice changes. Auditing of key outcome metrics in real time with 1:1 coaching of fall outs to team members across disciplines. Leadership: Skill in problem identification and resolution. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with patients, families, hospital teammates, medical staff, and the public. Demonstrates leadership through sound clinical practice, effective communication skills and teaching these skills through role modeling. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to run effective shift safety huddles, report safety concerns, review device utilization, report staffing concerns, and review surgical schedules. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations. Delegates unit and patient responsibilities to nursing staff members according to each staff member's education, training, and availability. Provides feedback to clinical manager regarding nursing personnel performance. Participates in the peer interview process for new hires. Actively engaged in unit-based council. At the discretion of the clinical manager and unit needs, will engage in additional leadership responsibilities for clinical process, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement initiatives. Actively initiates and leads department-based projects. Education: Assists with education of nursing staff and students through direct observation and identification of learning needs as well as active participation in peer consultation, mentorship, unit conferences, case studies, patient rounds, and in-service programs. May also serve as a nursing student preceptor. Mentoring and education responsibilities may include individual coaching and professional development.

Keywords: Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Summerville , Charge Nurse II - WOW, Healthcare , Summerville, South Carolina

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