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Charge Preceptor, RN, GI Lab

Company: Northside Hospital Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Northside Hospital is award-winning, state-of-the-art, and continually growing. Constantly expanding the quality and reach of our care to our patients and communities creates even more opportunity for the best healthcare professionals in Atlanta and beyond. Discover all the possibilities of a career at Northside today.OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARYAs a Charge Nurse, coordinates daily activities and distribution of work in area during scheduled shift; as a Preceptor Nurse, acts as a professional educator and resource for new employees, demonstrating clinical expertise and competence. The approximate amount of overall participation in direct patient care activities is 80% and ChargePreceptor duties is 20%. The range of roles between Charge and Preceptor may vary dependent upon patient acuity and volume issues. Works with a unit specific patient population. Care and/or services will be provided to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. This position is required to set priorities based on the situation at hand, and is a combination of direct patient care, management (charge), and education (preceptor) roles with responsibility for a unit during an eight (8) to twelve (12) hour shift.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESGeneral

  • Assists in the ongoing development and administration of hospital and department Quality Improvement program.
  • Regularly performs the duties and responsibilities of the Staff Registered Nurse for patients of all age groups (See Staff Registered Nurse job description).
  • When serving as Preceptor Nurse, serves as a role model and resource to the nursing staff. Also works with the manager and Nurse Clinician to ensure a well-planned and implemented orientation and training program for new employees. Identifies and recommends training needs of staff, and participates in developing new training programs.
  • When serving as Charge Nurse, coordinates daily activities and distribution of work in specific area assigned. Makes shift assignments taking into account patient acuity, area staffing needs, and staff qualifications. Initiates staffing as needed for next shift.
  • May oversee care provided by Staff Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Unit Secretaries, Clinical Associates, and Technicians on assigned shift.
  • Assists in directing unit activities in emergency/disaster situations, such as a fire or code blue.
  • Assumes area management responsibilities for shift as assigned. Ensures that policies
  • Reports pertinent information to the oncoming Charge Nurse, Supervisor, or Manager concerning shift occurrences.
  • Participates in the unit Quality Improvement activities.
  • Serves as a communication liaison between staff, patients, physicians, and families.
  • Assists Nurse Manager in control of the budget.
  • Maintains familiarity with nursing care issues relating to medical problems, surgical procedures, and diagnostic studies, and technical training in use of equipment pertinent to area.
  • Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/visitor/patient injuryaccident to Manager.
  • Assists in the ongoing development and administration of hospital and department Quality Improvement program.Surgical Services
  • Acts as a liaison between Surgical Services and the Department of Anesthesia to coordinate the surgery schedule as well as other emergencies.
  • May serve as a communication liaison between staff, patients, physicians, and families.
  • Assigned to a particular service and OR Clinical Supervisor.
  • Maintains familiarity with nursing care issues relating to medical problems, surgical procedures, and diagnostic studies, and technical training in use of equipment pertinent to area.
  • Serves in weekend and call rotation.Diabetes and Nutrition Education
  • Manage and reconcile daily schedule in Schedule 360.
  • Serves as a communication liaison between inpatient/outpatient locations and Operations Coordinator or Manager.
  • Assist staff in clarifying orders with physician offices.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in skills applicable to designated area within probationary period.
  • Demonstrated ability to assume Charge Nurse responsibilities and clinical expertise in area.
  • Successful completion of a management course prior to appointment, or within six (6) months of employment.
  • Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Two (2) years recent experience in specialty.
  • Completion of the ChargePreceptor course at NorthsideRadiology Services
  • Two (2) years experience involving the treatment of critical care or surgical patients or experience in radiology nursing.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), PALS Certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cardiac arrhythmia interpretation.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION PREFERRED
  • Certification in area of specialty.7A-3:30PNoYesJob ID: 2022-29707 External Company Name: Northside Hospital Inc. External Company URL: www.northside.com Street: 1110 W Peachtree Street NW Shift:: Day

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