This job is responsible for assisting with organizing, planning, leading, and directing clinical and management activities for the designated department. Contributes to organizational operations. Accountable for daily supervision of patient/nursing care delivery. Participates as a member of the health care team in maintaining continuity and quality of patient care.
Assists in the management of clinical and environmental operations of the designated department.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems to support patient care.
Assists in the management of staff in the designated department to include hiring, supervising, counseling, discipline, and evaluation of staff.
Coordinates orientation for new staff members, facilitates staff development by promoting learning experiences for staff based on identified needs of the individuals, and serves as a clinical resource.
Communicates significant information to department director, charge RN's, physicians and others in a timely and appropriate manner.
Advocates on behalf of the department to physicians, other hospital departments, and to the community.
Assists with development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of departmental policy/procedures, protocols and standards of care, practice and performance.
Contributes to the efficiency and professional environment of the Department through support of unit/departmental objectives, participation in unit/departmental activities, meetings, continued education programs, and quality improvement task forces.
Participates in the implementation and monitoring of the department budget performance.
Adheres to unit's Safety, Risk Management and Universal Precautions standards.
Ensures department preparation to meet JCAHO and other regulatory agency surveys.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor's degree in nursing required.
Two years experience within the last five years in a charge nurse / leadership position preferred.
Clinical knowledge as a Registered Nurse in the same or similar clinical specialty preferred.
Current State Licensure as a Registered Nurse required.
Certification in specialty area preferred.
Current CPR certification.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers\CB
KY-Lexington-Saint Joseph Hospital
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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