RN Charge Nurse Full Time Night Tele 2 East DRMC
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX

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The Charge Nurse supervises nursing service activities in assigned nursing unit for the duration of the assigned shift . The task and responsibilities of this position include:
  • Participates actively in the planning and distribution of patient assignments.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of care and addresses any issues that affect the desired patient outcomes.
  • Supports nursing staff in communication with physicians to include accepting doctors' orders and communicating patient condition.
  • Facilitates the process of reporting patient status to the following shift of nursing personnel.
  • Manages the nursing care of assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
  • Provides respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Qualifications
Required Job Qualifications include:
  • Current licensure as an RN.
  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical nursing experience.
  • Previous charge nurse experience preferred.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

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Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview...