The Intensive Care Unit Charge Nurse provides professional and technical skills to ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene and the protection of Adult and Elderly patients in the provision of patient care.
This position supports the Mission of the Hospital through the provision of distinctive and compassionate care to our patients.
• Current California RN license.
• Must have current CPR, BLS (AHA) for healthcare providers and ACLS card upon hire.
• Must be CPI certified within 30 days of employment.
• One-year previous clinical experience in critical care nursing in an acute care facility preferred.
• Must possess excellent assessment skills, knowledge of ventilators, hemodynamic, vasopressin drips, and EKG monitoring.
• Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age group served on the unit. Knowledge of growth and development over the life span.
• Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Prepares projected 6 week staffing schedules to ensure adequate licensed and non-licensed personnel are scheduled to meet patient care needs.
• Collaborates with the Staffing Coordinator and/or the Administrative Supervisor to ensure appropriate skill mix is on duty for the oncoming shift.
• Assigns licensed and non-licensed staff to care for patients according to patient needs and skill level of available staff.
• Participates in the interview and selection process for new hires.
• Coordinates new hire unit orientation and assigns preceptors. Monitors effectiveness of orientation process.
• Monitors time cards/sheets to verify staff is following the time keeping policy and procedure. Follows up with staff when non-complaint. Monitors and trends absenteeism and reports excesses to Supervisor.
• Monitors unit productivity and reports variances to Supervisor.
• Initiates and/or participates in coaching/counseling staff through the disciplinary process.
• Collaborates with the patient/family/significant other and other disciplines, as appropriate, to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the prioritized needs identified in the assessment process.
• Communicates the treatment plan, and changes to the plan, to the patient/family/significant other and other members of the health care team as appropriate.
• Reviews and implements physician orders accurately and timely.
• Performs basic nursing procedures, specific unit based nursing procedures and/or standardized procedures safely, accurately and efficiently per policy and procedure.
• Administers the right medication, in the right dose to the right patient in the appropriate route and on time, 100% of the time.
• Administers emergency and cardiovascular medications accurately and safely 100% of the time.
Salary: $48.33 – $60.41 per hour