Unit Charge Nurse, Oncology, 7pm-7:30am
Posted on: February 23, 2021
JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, coordinates and directs the daily
operations of a specific shift on a clinical unit. Supervises staff
and facilitates communication with physicians and internal
administrators to provide optimal patient and family-centered care.
Is recognized as a change agent and routinely leads efforts to
strengthen organizational systems that support the mission, vision,
and values of the department. Adept at creative problem-solving,
negotiating conflict, and collaborating with others. Demonstrates
insight, judgment, and clinically sound risk-taking. Role models
expert communication skills to colleagues through example.
Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on
patient outcomes based on intuition and experience. Is recognized
as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty.
Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management
reports within specified time frames. Identifies the need for
revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms.
Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to
provide optimal patient outcomes. Role models time management
skills through example. Ensures compliance and adherence with
stated policies and procedures for the unit. Remains informed of
innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based
practice. Functions as charge nurse. Role models delegation skills
to colleagues and assist them in effective delegation utilizing the
Synergy model for care. Considered an expert and is viewed as a
formal leader. Mentors other Registered Nurses to the role and
functions of Charge Nurse. Evaluates the use of resources and cost
containment activities. Leads and coordinates team behavior between
staff members and actively fosters the development of leadership
skills in others. Exhibits desire to hear and understand another's
point of view. Demonstrates and role models effective communication
skills. Takes a leadership role in building and maintaining an
environment which fosters open and candid communication. Serves as
an arbitrator in resolution of conflicts between nursing staff.
Takes appropriate action to correct unacceptable
communication/behavior as needed. Takes appropriate action to
counsel employees (i.e., verbal warnings for attendance &
performance issues) Coordinates unit staffing to meet the needs of
the department. Identifies one managerial problem and initiates
test of change. Actively participates in preparation of regulatory
agency reviews. Assists in administrative activities such as budget
planning, identifying means of cost containment, coordinating unit
staffing schedules, and ensuring communication regarding areas of
concern to the Unit Director. Provides direction and guidance to
less experienced staff concerning policies, scheduling,
assignments, organizational skills and daily operations. Evaluates
the impact of policies on daily operations. Supports administrative
decisions and facilitates daily operational issues with the staff.
Challenges and shapes systems on the unit and hospital wide to
achieve best possible outcomes. Aware of and supports units and
colleagues needs through supportive and non-judgmental behaviors.
Actively empowers and advocates for nurses. Implements innovative
approaches to meet the needs of patients and families. Identifies,
recognizes and responds to the needs of unit staff to ensure that
staff has the resources and tools available to meet patient and
family needs. Takes appropriate action to address customer concerns
and complaints (i.e., appropriate follow-up with Unit Director and
risk management). Addresses escalated patient issues and refers
issues to Unit Director or Patient Advocate when unable to resolve.
Monitors issues and their resolution. Identifies, initiates, and
collaborates to provide needed educational programs. Develops
management/ leadership focused in-service (e.g., time management,
team building, conflict resolution, budget, leadership activities).
Demonstrates current evidence-based practice and disseminates
information. Ensures compliance with educational requirements
through scheduling, planning, and support. Questions management
practice as it relates to research. Completes performance reviews
with Unit Director input as appropriate. Incorporates Synergy model
for care in nurse/patient assignments. Must meet all Clinical Nurse
I Employee Commitments. Achieves points and contact hours as
defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain
MINIMUM Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Three years experience
as an RN with a minimum of three years of experience in the area of
concentration. Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing
license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing
Board. Certification preferred. Management experience preferred.
BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work
day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently);
10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors;
Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold
Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient
care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be
required; Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks.
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, care, hospice, intensive, mhb,
neonatal, nurse, psychiatric, registed, surgical
Keywords: Emory, Roswell , Unit Charge Nurse, Oncology, 7pm-7:30am, Healthcare , Suwanee, Georgia
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