Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Nurse

Boca Raton, FL
Sep 15, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Summary:

The Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable for planning, controlling and evaluating patient care services and personnel for a designated unit under the direction of the Nurse Manager/Director.

Position Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Charge Nurses must participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient care and to complete all physician orders, administer medications, treatments, tests and other patient needs in a timely manner and communicate effectively with all members of the patient care team.

  • Participate in the department/hospital performance improvement program by conducting and monitoring patient care activities, preparing and submitting timely and accurate reports, proposing alternatives when problems are identified, evaluating the plan of care and following through on steps to problem resolution.

  • Delegate to and direct the care provided to the patient by the LPN, PCA and HUC appropriately and within the Nurse Practice Act and other regulating bodies.

  • Expected to attend and participate in at least 50% of department staff meetings as well as participate in hospital meetings, forums and seminars.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills through appropriate decision making, delegation and supervision of duties, and functioning as a preceptor/resource to new staff, students and LPN/PCA staff.

  • Participate in the process of interviewing, evaluating, rewarding and discipline of staff in collaboration with nurse manager/director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of Charge Nurse experience required or 3-5 years of staff RN experience in a related department.

  • BSN strongly preferred

  • Active Florida Registered Nurse License

  • BLS certification by the American Heart Association

  • ACLS certification by the American Heart Association

  • 80% or higher score on medication test

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