Assesses, plans, facilitates and evaluates the coordination of patient care according to unit/department policies and procedures. Provides clinical leadership, utilizes effective problem solving strategies and applies evidence based practice to improve patient care. Works under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.
Minimum Job Requirements
CPR: Healthcare Provider
A minimum of 2 years RN clinical experience.
Experience as a Charge Nurse is required.
Microsoft Office Applications including Excel and Word experience required.
PALS within two years of hire as specified by department.
NRP/ACLS within one year of hire as specified by department.
RN licensure within the State of Florida.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates & continuously monitors patient flow, supports patient throughout utilizing appropriate resources from admission, transfer or discharge & facilitates the processes in a timely manner.
Identifies clinical strengths & opportunities, re-assigns patient assignments to support clinical competency, coaches & mentors employees to improve performance & clinical outcomes.
Flexes the employees to align with census fluctuations, collaborates with the Operations Administrators and Nursing Staff Office to meet hospital needs.
Promotes/practices cost containment and maintaining fiscal performance by ensuring appropriate supplies and par levels are maintained.
Supports departmental goals and the hospital strategic plan. Actively participates in the nursing governance council and unit based committee.
Conducts department huddles, communicates hospital and department updates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Patient Perception Survey data.
Fosters staff empowerment and open communication, leads and guides staff to build a high performance and engaged team.
Works collaboratively with all levels of the hospital interdisciplinary team and promotes the team concept within the department & hospital wide.
Interacts with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input and communicate any patient and family concerns to physician.
Ensures the provision of education about disease processes, treatment and documents patient/family teachings on health related needs in the electronic health record.
Nursing Care Functions
Administers direct patient care, as needed, especially during high census and/or when other resources are not available.
Oversees and assists staff in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Responsible for patient care coordination on designated shift to include accountability for patient throughput and outcomes.
Identifies opportunities to improve processes and assists with projects to enhance workflow utilizing Lean methodologies and tools.
Assists and supports the RNs and team with code blue and rapid response efforts.
Patient Care Rounds and Updates
Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care environment.
Communicates the patient's progress including critical findings and changes in the patients' condition.
Implements and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
Actively participates in the performance review process through chart reviews and validating timeliness of charting and all requirements are met.
Ensuring all staff on the assigned shift is adhering to the regulatory requirements of the Joint Commission, CMS, DOH, & other accrediting agencies.
Ensuring all staff is adhering to hospital policies and procedures.
Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing infection prevention are adhered to on their assigned shift.
Career Development: National certification preferably within 5 years of hire.
BSN Degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.
Strong customer service, problem solving, critical thinking, time management and conflict resolution skills.
Pediatric Nursing in an acute care setting is preferred.
Trauma certification as specified by the department.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to positively influence, hold self and others accountable.
Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team, and lead a team to achieve business results.