Charge Nurse, Evansville, Nights (7003)
As the Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for directing and coordinating patient care and clinical supervision of support staff. You will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. In this position, you will work evening/night shift and will have additional oversight of the unit.
- Prioritize and organize the daily care of patients.
- Make patient care assignments and assist in creating treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff.
- Provide ongoing assessment and documentation of the patients’ physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.
- Direct support staff to coordinate the workflow on the unit and communicate problems to the Charge Nurse Supervisor.
- Administer medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
- Develop and implement nursing care plans for nursing diagnosis or treatment plan changes.
- Complete medication administration supervision monitors and clinical observation notes for support staff.
- Completes required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms and other records.
- Educate patients and family members regarding medication, procedures, and treatment goals and objectives.
- Respond and intervene to emergency situations and agitated patients.
- Provide orientation and support to staff and to the unit.
- Responsible for ensuring the proper safety and infection control standards are met for the unit.
- The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time
- Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college.
- License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse.
- Must hold and maintain a CPR.
- Must stay current with behavioral intervention training.
- Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records.
- Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills.
- Ability to understand and apply medical and facility terminology.
- Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records.
- Ability to serve as a patient advocate.
- Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures.
- Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility serves such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc.
- Indiana Professional License or License from an NLC participating state required at time of submission