The Lead Charge Nurse is a professional nurse leader who is permanently assigned the responsibility for organizing and managing his/her unit on each assigned shift. He/she ensures that individualized, age specific, goal directed care is provided on her unit. The Lead Charge Nurse ensures that the needs of the patient/client are assessed in order to develop and evaluate a plan of care. The Lead Charge Nurse ensures that the plans of care for patients are on current nursing knowledge/skills and institutional methodology. The Lead Charge Nurse makes assignments to licensed and non-licensed staff commensurate with their experience, knowledge and ability and according to the Texas Nursing Practice Act and hospital policy.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN and PCCN preferred.
Certificates / Licenses:
Current state Registered Nurse license; or eligible for immediate state license.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) Certification required.
2 years experience in step down unit or critical care area, previous leadership experience.
Able to meet physical and sensory requirements of job.
Able to successfully complete orientation of job performance.
Able to meet health standards for hospital employment.
Prior acute-care experience preferred, new graduates will be considered.
Must be highly motivated and committed to a quality of care that emphasizes the patient first.
Intensive Care / Critical Care
Tomball Regional Medical Center
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Community Health Systems - 2 years ago