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Charge Nurse, General Medicine/Respiratory

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 94775
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085030405-Nursing - 9 Ardmore East

Overview

Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, General Medicine/ Respiratory
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Winston-Salem, NC
Full Time, Days (7a-7p)

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

Provides leadership, coordination, and support for the patient care unit for a defined shift.  Responsibilities include accountability for the quality of care delivery, patient progression, service excellence, and workplace experience. Partners with the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager to achieve goals to improve quality of care.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Two years' experience in nursing required. 
  • BSN preferred. 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:  

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina. 
  • Certification in specialty required within one year. 
  • BCLS certification required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.  Provides primary leadership in the coordination of nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and facilitates the integration of services across the continuum of care. Collaborates with PLAC to facilitate appropriate and timely patient placement.

2.  Collaborates effectively by developing collegial relationships and communicating information effectively. Encourages communication and serves as a resource to staff and other departments.

3.  Promotes a culture of safety for patients, self, co-workers, and facility in conjunction with the Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager.  Facilitates the Care Delivery Model by monitoring the quality/safety outcomes, and implementing the performance improvement measures for identified metrics. Ensures compliance with organizational and regulatory compliance initiatives.

4.  Ensures care is delivered with respect for patient's rights and preferences. Maintains privacy, confidentiality, and security for patients and staff. Facilitates resolution of conflicts, collaborates with Service Excellence to promote service recovery, and empowers staff in decision-making through shared governance.

5.  Collaborates with the Nurse Manager in monitoring staffing and supplies for designated shift.  Assures nursing workload is measured and resources are allocated based on industry benchmarks and patient needs to optimize the provision of quality, cost effective care. Facilitates and monitors the appropriate utilization of staff based on credentialing, education and experience.

6.  Ensures a biogenic environment that stimulates the ongoing professional development of staff in accordance with the principles of Shared Governance, Theory of Human Caring, and professional practice. Develops and fosters relationships that support the continuous enhancement of care delivery, and patient and staff satisfaction through a professional practice environment of mutual respect.

7.  Demonstrates value for professional nursing practice including the utilization of current standards, the nursing process and patient advocacy. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager takes responsibility for continuing education, developing best practices and maintaining the highest level of patient care and staff development.

8.  Fosters a patient centered professional work environment through the implementation of Caring Science, the nursing process, staff development and collaborative team interactions for the enhancement of the quality of patient care.

9.  Ensures/provides appropriate patient care in accordance with specific patient population.  Demonstrates and utilizes knowledge of the needs of the patient population specific to the defined clinical area. Maintains competency related to patient population and identifies strategies to meet related needs.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and supervise clinical nursing care delivery
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Resilient and flexible in a changing environment
  • Functions effectively under stressful and difficult situations
  • Ability to work effectively with the team

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Clean, well lit, and comfortable climate
  • Potential exposure to contamination with bloody or bodily fluids, requiring protective equipment
  • Highly stressful, dynamic conditions
  • Required Protective Equipment:  eye/face protection, gown, mask, and gloves