ICU Charge Nurse
Company: Prime Healthcare
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: June 4, 2021
The ICU Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable to the
Department Director for the quality of nursing staff and the
delivery of patient care during his/her shift and assists the
Director in the daily operation of the respective
unit(s)/department. He/she provides direct communication with the
Director and/or House Supervisor of unanticipated patient care
events and/or risk management activities within patient care
unit(s); Utilizes nursing personnel effectively, assisting with
required scheduling, staffing and assignments; Provides direction,
supervision and evaluation of staff and/or staff education as
necessary; Assists with performance evaluations, progressive
discipline of staff and other related HR activities as needed;
Assesses supplies and equipment availability, ensures their proper
use and functionality and assists in the daily maintenance of par
levels; Collaborates with other department managers/supervisors to
ensure smooth coordination of services to patients; enhanced
patient flow within the facility and efficient
admission/discharge/transfer processes; Assesses patient care
delivery and quality of care/documentation on a consistent basis;
directs staff members to make immediate changes in the plan of
care, as appropriate to ensure patient safety and adherence to
regulatory guidelines, hospital policies, procedures, protocols
and/or clinical pathways and notifies Department Director, House
Supervisor and/or Medical Staff as appropriate utilizing the chain
of command. Interviews patients/families on admission and during
rounds to enhance positive patient experiences, provide
comprehensive orientation to the patient care unit and increase
patient/family awareness on how to access services and/or the
charge nurse, if necessary. The Charge Nurse may perform direct
patient care within scope of practice and clinical competency to
ensure patient safety and patient/nurse ratios; he/she shall be
temporarily relieved of Charge Nurse duties during such times by
Director/designee and shall document details of same on patient
care assignment record.
Education and Work Experience
- Current and valid state RN License.
- Current BLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current.
- Current ACLS (AHA) 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
- Previous supervisory experience, one to two years, in acute
care hospital, ICU setting, preferred.
- Minimum of one year staff nurse in an acute care hospital
setting; Critical Care setting preferred.
- CCRN (AACN) within 2 years of hire, preferred.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred.
- Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6
months of hire and maintain current
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do
not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status,
disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or
other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation
for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is
the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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