Work Week: Work days vary between M - F with rotating weekends
36 bedMed Surg IMU seeking ChargeNurse (RN) skilled in quality care to lead day shiftat Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
At Houston Methodist, the Charge Nurse position is a licensed professional Registered Nurse (RN), who, as an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice.
This position creates an environment for the management and delivery of safe patient care. In addition to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a clinical nurse, the Charge Nurse position is a role model and coach to department personnel and assists in developing their skills and knowledge.
This position provides nursing care to a diverse patient population.
Besides conducting nursing assessments, assisting with exams and treatment and maintenance of medical records, this position assists in coaching and mentoring department staff in areas of clinical and professional practice.
Role modeling compassionate communication with physicians and the interprofessional health care team, the Charge Nurse assumes leadership responsibilities with high level contributions at the bedside, unit, service line, and across the institution.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to leading unit and shared governance activities, assessing unit needs related to practice and improvement opportunities, serving as a clinical resource for both unit and hospital staff and coordinating unit and hospital-wide education in partnership with management.
Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing
Twenty four months of clinical nursing experience with demonstration of progressive leadership skills
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
NIHSS required within 120 days of hire/transfer
Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line
American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional healthcare team and patients and their families.
Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
Demonstrates proficient time management skills.
Demonstrates highly developed assessment skills; contributes to policies, procedure and protocols.
Has knowledge of Nursing Units Dashboard and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores.
Demonstrates expertise in operating the electronic medical record
Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston. The 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2016. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.