DescriptionSHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
Charge Nurse, CCSD, FT, Nights, 0.9 FTE
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Fort Pierce, FL
The Charge Nurse is an RN who demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to his or her patients and to provide direction and supervisions to other staff caring for patients in his or her patient care department/unit. Delivery of care to patients is based on criteria that are specific to the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of that individual, depending on age and developmental level and on competence of staff assigned to that department.
The Charge Nurse reviews patient care daily, visits patients regularly, making suggestions to improve care and becomes involved in the care of selected patients. The Charge Nurse organizes, coordinates, and facilitates patient care on her/his department/unit during all operating hours. They perform delegated management duties, assigned by the Director, which are consistent with her/his scope of nursing practice and competence. The Charge Nurse demonstrates an understanding of the budget process and staffing plan, implementing cost-effective strategies in staffing and supply management decisions. She/he participates in the interviewing, monitoring, coaching, evaluating and disciplining process.
The scope and complexity of this position will vary based on the number of beds/visits/procedures in the department, acuity of patients, FTEs supervised, number of different medical staff and medical staff services involved, “normal working hours” responsibility or 24/7 responsibility, the activity level of admissions, discharges and transfers per day, and the education resources available.
Current FL state licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Current BLS/ACLS certification.
Other specialty certifications as required by Unit.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing preferred; BSN preferred
At least two years acute care/specialty nursing is desirable in area of specialty. At least one year previous experience in charge/supervisory or management position preferred
Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate care within the Standards of Nursing practice. Demonstrates good critical thinking skills. Displays leadership and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of nursing theory and practice.Apply Now