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Adams Health Network: Rn charge medical/surgical unit

Company: Adams Health Network
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Theinpatient Charge Nurses primary responsibilities include but may not be limited to: Monitors and collects data for compliance with standards of nursingpractice regarding Performance Improvementand unit quality and safety indicators daily. Reviews theplansof carethat areinitiatedto assure suitabilityon newadmissions. Assists with themedication reconciliation processand ordersupon admission, transfer,and discharge of all patients with primary RN. Assists&/or monitorsboth Med/Surg and ICUadmissions, transfers and discharge on assignedshift. Assists NurseManagerwith risk analysis for the unit alongwith focus on problematic areas on the unit by performing daily chart review for appropriate documentation and compliance. Instructs and mentors withnew RNs and CNAs to teach organizational workflow for delivery of efficient patient care. Observes staff performance of clinicalskills and policy and procedurefor compliance. Act as aliaisonbetween physicians and Patient Care Services to provide staff education andre-education concerningobservation verse inpatient admission and continued stay criteria.Assist Nurse Managerwith continuing education of all staff: providing hands on demonstration, education and training while monitoring compliance of necessary clinical competence of current and new staff. Assists with implementation of new processes and continued compliance of staff. Performs direct patient care willingly and competently as needed or assigned. Takes patient assignment as needed orrequested. Assists NurseManger with risk management assessment on admission and during patienthospitalizationfor pressure ulcer prevention, infection prevention andpatient safety. Readsphysician orderson a daily basiswith primary nurse caring for patient. Makes daily leadership rounds checking on patients care and monitoring for staff participationin hourly rounding.Coordinates Admissions and assigns bed for MED/SURG and ICU with the nursing supervisor to assist with unit flow. Relieves or coordinates breaks for all MED/SURGand ICU staff with assistance fromHouse Supervisoror Lead Charge. Oversees completion ofstaff assignment sheet. Leads dailymultidisciplinary(7am 7pm)orsafetyhuddle(7pm 7am).Secondary responsibilities include: Assisting Nurse Manager with annual policy review and assist with the orientation program for new staff. The Charge Nurse will monitor defibrillator testing and keeps the orientation check list updated and current for all new staff. 36 hours per week-Third Shift 6:00 pm-6:00am Every third-weekend rotation Current RN license in the state of Indiana Associates of Science in Nursing required Bachelor of Sciencein Nursing preferred CPR, ACLS, and PALS certifications required Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification (RN-BC) preferred or obtained within one year Three years of bedside staff nursing preferred

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