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RN Charge Nurse - Intensive Care Unit (Full Time 7p-7a)

Methodist Texsan Hospital
Methodist Healthcare System
Type Full time Posted 7/11/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts ASAP
TX - Texas (All) - San Antonio Referral 26109-51468    

Excellence isn’t just a word at Methodist Healthcare System. It’s what drives our staff each day and what makes us the most preferred healthcare provider for San Antonio and its surrounding counties. As San Antonio grows, so do we. In fact, we’re looking to expand our teams with exceptional professionals like you as we build for our future.

Methodist Healthcare System is proud to call San Antonio its home, the popular “Alamo City” because of two world famous attractions, The Alamo and the River Walk. The city is well-diversified and offers a resilient local economy and a good place to start a new career or raise a family due to the low cost of living in terms of housing and agriculture. If you are seeking a challenging and exciting career opportunity in a great city, join us in leading our vision to make San Antonio the healthiest city in the nation. Join Methodist Excellence today, it starts with you!

The RN Charge Nurse has advanced leadership skills and is responsible for the coordination of unit operations during a particular shift. In this leadership role, the RN Charge Nurse promotes collaboration among all members of the team, facilitates throughput and prevents or resolves conflict. He/she role models and promotes Methodist Excellence (ME) standards of behavior while providing for an optimal patient care and work environment during the designated shift. Is a resource person to the patient care team. Makes appropriate patient care assignments and is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction; in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, procedures and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, directs, assesses, modifies and formulates an appropriate staff assignment plan that addresses acuity, competency of staff and staff mix of licensed and unlicensed staff
  • Serves as the primary decision maker for clinical operations during a given shift and modifies staff assignment/mix according to the changes in patient acuity and/or volume.
  • Models professional standards of behavior of the nursing practice as evidenced by the nurse practice act.
  • Serves as primary resource for the unit, to other nursing personnel, physicians and other members of the team. Ensures evidence–based care measures are followed and demonstrates effective clinical leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates successful conflict resolution in a timely manner with patients, families and other healthcare team members.
  • Consistently demonstrates ME standards of behavior and holds staff accountable for the same.

Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program

*RNs hired as of 01/01/2013 that do not have a BSN upon hire must do all of the following:

  • Enroll in a BSN or higher degree nursing program within two years of hire date and submit documentation to facility CNO (or designated representative)
  • Complete the BSN or higher degree nursing program within five years of hire date

Note: Verification of high school graduation/GED is required for those who completed nursing diploma programs.

RN II- Two years clinical experience in the specialty area they are applying. Exceptions must have senior nursing administrative approval.

Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on hire

RN License to practice as a professional registered nursing in the state of Texas required

To Apply:
Please submit your resume to Rose.Lotz@MHShealth.com or apply online at: https://hca.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=26109-51468&lang=en&sns_id=gmail

Methodist Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Methodist Healthcare System
6700 IH-10 West
San Antonio,TX
78201
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