HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Labor and Delivery Charge RN in Conroe, Texas
Under the general direction of the Clinical Coordinator for the OB/ GYN/Nursery/NICU Units the Charge Nurse is responsible for professional nursing care and related assistance to patients admitted for obstetrical care and related problems. The Charge Nurse utilizes the nursing process in ensuring safe and competent quality patient care. The Charge Nurse supports the medical care of patients under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the mission and objectives of the hospital. The Charge Nurse provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient care team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. The Charge Nurse provides direction to the Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurses and unlicensed assitive personnel in providing patient care. The Charge Nurse must be able to assess own learning needs to enhance personal and professional development. The nurse will increase knowledge and skills related to patient care by attending workshops, formal classes, seminars and inservices. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending on assigned area.
Staff in this job category are responsible for consideration of development issues of patients in each of the following age groups identified.
X Infancy Birth to 1 year Toddlers Age 1 to 3 Preschool Age 3 to Age 5 School Child Age 5 to Age 12 X Adolescent Age 12 to Age 18 X Young Adult Age 18 to Age 44 X Middle Age Age 45 to Age 65 X Older Adult Age 65 and Over
POSITION DESCRIPTION: CHARGE NURSE
III. PERFORMANCE COMPETENCIES: A. ADMINISTRATIVE COMPETENCIES (35%) 1. Patient Care Responsibilities: a. Assesses, plans develops, implements and evaluates care of a specific patient population. b. Develops Plans of Care with realistic goals: 1. Obtains informative, accurate and concise nursing assessment. 2. Demonstrates an understanding of the nursing process. 3. Identifies patient problems, symptoms and psychosocial needs. 4. Utilizes clinical experience and knowledge to anticipate potential patient care problems and/or emergencies and makes provisions to meet them. 5. Validates data obtained by others by reviewing plan of care and admission assessment for a specific patient population. 6. Interprets diagnostic data and incorporates it in the Plan of Care. 7. Plans, implements, sets priorities, and performs direct care or delegates responsibility and collaborates with physicians and other health care team members. 8. Makes nursing rounds and revises plan of care for specific patient population based on observation, changing needs of the patient, and available data obtained by other members of the health care team, patient and significant other. 9. Works with patients significant other and appropriate members of health care team and/or community agencies to plan for discharge. c. Performs procedures basic to the general well being of the patient. 1. Performs nursing skills and can consistently state the rationale underlying these skills. 2. Assesses patient needs continuously in order to perform appropriate nursing interventions and documents in appropriate place. 3. Identifies unsafe patient care practices and assumes responsibility for intervention. Documents where appropriate. 4. Demonstrates awareness of and understands the consequences of nursing actions and legalities.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: CHARGE NURSE
- Attention to Behavior a. Consistently maintains professional level of conduct. b. Facilitates communications with patients, physicians, co-workers, and guests. c. Consistently demonstrates a courteous and positive behavior, i.e. smile, pleasant and soft tone of voice, good eye contact. d. Self-appearance is neat and clean. e. Maintains confidentiality with regard to patient data and the operation of the department.
- Respect a. Utilizes appropriate lines of accountability for the continuous improvement of quality care. b. Ensures that problems or concerns regarding activities in the hospital or department are communicated appropriately. c. Protects confidentiality of Patients and co-workers respecting their dignity, privacy and differences. d. Shows respect for hospital property and the property of others.
IV. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A. Current licensure in Texas as a Registered Nurse or proof of application for licensure. B. Graduation from an accredited School of Professional Nursing. C. BLS certified D. NRP certified. E. ACLS certified
V. PHYSICAL DEMANDS A. Physical Activity: D.O.T. H - Heavy Work -Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work. B. Working Hazards or Risks - routine hazards and risks involved in performing nursing activities, including potential exposure to infectious processes, potential exposure to hazardous substances, potential musculoskeletal injuries. C. OSHA Blood Borne Risk Category I.
Title: Labor and Delivery Charge RN
Location: Texas-Conroe-Conroe Regional Medical Center - Conroe
Requisition ID: 06437-68756