Unit Charge Nurse, ICU, 7p-7:30a
Posted on: March 28, 2020
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- Plans, coordinates and directs the daily operations of a
specific shift on a clinical unit.
- Supervises staff and facilitates communication with physicians
and internal administrators to provide optimal patient and
- Is recognized as a change agent and routinely leads efforts to
strengthen organizational systems that support the mission, vision,
and values of the department.
- Adept at creative problem-solving, negotiating conflict, and
collaborating with others. Demonstrates insight, judgment, and
clinically sound risk-taking.
- Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through
example. Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing
care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience.
- Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their
area of specialty.
- Completes employee conference, risk management and unit
management reports within specified time frames.
- Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the
effectiveness of operational forms.
- Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit
to provide optimal patient outcomes.
- Role models time management skills through example.
- Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and
procedures for the unit.
- Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench
marking and evidence based practice.
- Functions as charge nurse.
- Role models delegation skills to colleagues and assist them in
effective delegation utilizing the Synergy model for care.
- Considered an expert and is viewed as a formal leader.
- Mentors other Registered Nurses to the role and functions of
- Evaluates the use of resources and cost containment
- Leads and coordinates team behavior between staff members and
actively fosters the development of leadership skills in
- Exhibits desire to hear and understand another's point of
- Demonstrates and role models effective communication
- Takes a leadership role in building and maintaining an
environment which fosters open and candid communication.
- Serves as an arbitrator in resolution of conflicts between
- Takes appropriate action to correct unacceptable
communication/behavior as needed. Takes appropriate action to
counsel employees (i.e., verbal warnings for attendance &
- Coordinates unit staffing to meet the needs of the department.
Identifies one managerial problem and initiates test of
- Actively participates in preparation of regulatory agency
- Assists in administrative activities such as budget planning,
identifying means of cost containment, coordinating unit staffing
schedules, and ensuring communication regarding areas of concern to
the Unit Director.
- Provides direction and guidance to less experienced staff
concerning policies, scheduling, assignments, organizational skills
and daily operations.
- Evaluates the impact of policies on daily operations. Supports
administrative decisions and facilitates daily operational issues
with the staff.
- Challenges and shapes systems on the unit and hospital wide to
achieve best possible outcomes.
- Aware of and supports units and colleagues needs through
supportive and non-judgmental behaviors. Actively empowers and
advocates for nurses. Implements innovative approaches to meet the
needs of patients and families.
- Identifies, recognizes and responds to the needs of unit staff
to ensure that staff has the resources and tools available to meet
patient and family needs.
- Takes appropriate action to address customer concerns and
complaints (i.e., appropriate follow-up with Unit Director and risk
management). Addresses escalated patient issues and refers issues
to Unit Director or Patient Advocate when unable to resolve.
Monitors issues and their resolution.
- Identifies, initiates, and collaborates to provide needed
- Develops management/ leadership focused in-service (e.g., time
management, team building, conflict resolution, budget, leadership
- Demonstrates current evidence-based practice and disseminates
- Ensures compliance with educational requirements through
scheduling, planning, and support.
- Questions management practice as it relates to research.
- Completes performance reviews with Unit Director input as
- Incorporates Synergy model for care in nurse/patient
- Must meet all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
- Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN
(clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three years
of experience in the area of concentration.
- Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of
- Certification preferred.
- Management experience preferred.
- BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work
day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently);
10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors;
Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold
Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient
care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be
required; Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks.
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