Charge Registered Nurse
North Central Healthcare - Wausau, WI
Under the direction and supervision of the Inpatient Nursing Director, the Registered Charge Nurse is responsible for directing, coordinating, and supervising the psychiatric nursing care for the mental health and substance abuse inpatients at NCHC. The Registered Charge Nurse supervises the care provided by the Licensed Practical Nurses and the Psych Techs, and is responsible for assuring that individualized care is provided as assigned that is consistent with current mental health and substance abuse standards of practice. The Registered Charge Nurse assures that care is provided in a professional manner that maintains the dignity, respect, and rights for all patients. The Registered Charge Nurse collaborates with the treatment team, assisting in the development of patient’s care plan/treatment plan in conjunction with physicians and other interdisciplinary treatment members, the patient, and family.

This is a part-time 8 hours per week position on our Behavioral Health Services unit. Various shifts with one Saturday/Sunday per month.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing as a Registered Nurse.

Valid Wisconsin Registered Nursing License.

CPR Certification.

No prior felony convictions for crimes relating to harm to another person, theft, or misuse or misappropriation of a legal or illegal drug.

Must pass criminal background check.

Must be physically able to perform work duties.

Must be able to follow written and oral direction in English.

Must provide proof of employment eligibility.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
Assures that patient care provided in the department is completed in a respectful manner that upholds the dignity and rights for adolescent and adult patients.

Assures that patient care is provided under the direction and orders of the Psychiatrist, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant.

Manages and coordinates patient care utilizing the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This includes an Admission Nursing Assessment, completion of an individualized care plan for all patients with updates as patients’ conditions and treatment changes, and discharges. Care is adjusted as patient status changes.

Completes or delegates the completion of daily assignments and assures that assignments for cares are completed as assigned or re-assigned as appropriate due to department or patient status changes.

Passes medications following the 5 rights of medication administration (Right patient, route, dose, time, and medication) in a timely manner.

Reviews daily census on an ongoing basis for accuracy.

Supervises nursing care provided by the Licensed Practical Nurses and Psych Techs to assure that care is provided in a timely manner and as directed and outlined in the patient’s care/treatment plan.

Assists with daily patient cares as needed.

Assists with the development and implementation of the patient’s Care/treatment plan in partnership with other interdisciplinary team members.

Provides end of shift report, providing appropriate information for the continuity of patient care to other staff, and updates other staff after daily rounds with any changes.

Participates in daily patient rounds, assuring that rounds begin promptly and that essential information is communicated for the Psychiatrist and other members of the treatment team.

Collaborates and communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary team, notifying the physician or others with changes in a patient’s condition.

Accountable for patient/family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team members.

Documents nursing care, observations, behavior, and interventions in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with psychiatric standards of nursing care and department policies and procedures.

Uses the least restrictive measures for patients who are a threat to themselves or others which includes nonviolent physical crisis prevention intervention techniques, de-escalation techniques, and in caring for those patients that require restraint or seclusion.

Completes physician orders as directed in a timely manner and consults with the physician promptly if there are any questions or identified discrepancies.

Applies knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses, behavior, and medications to the performance of job duties.

Uses effective listening and communication skills for facilitation of individual 1:1 patient interactions.

Provides a safe environment and promotes quality patient care through adherence to established standards of care and facility policies and procedures.

Demonstrates competency in professional Registered Nursing practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth.

Demonstrates a commitment to service, organizational values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors and staff.

Contributes to the productivity and professional environment of the department.

Participates in department meetings and other various educational trainings.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive patient data at all times.

Responsible for assuring that all controlled substances are accounted for at the end of all shifts, which includes the count and reconciliation of any differences.

Assists with the facilitation of group therapy or activities as needed.

Maintains attendance at an acceptable level as outlined in the facility Attendance Policy.

Assures that an occurrence report is completed for all critical incidents and that all critical incidents are promptly reported to the Inpatient Director of Nursing.

Performs other job duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:
Hourly wage based on Market Average and experience.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, written background inventory, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
North Central Health Care will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Human Resources Department office or phone (715) 848-4420 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that North Central Health Care not provide access to this information.

If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Human Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

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