Charge Nurse (RN) Emergency Room FT mid-shift

Location
Independence, Missouri
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Nov 11, 2017
Ref
09726-49395
Contract Type
Permanent

Centerpoint Medical Center
- Independence, MO


 

Charge Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department - FT mid-shift

 

Centerpoint Medical Center
features 221 private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and some of the latest clinical services available to patients. Along with our high-tech services, we also remain focused on providing compassionate care and the best possible customer service for our patients. In addition, we offer numerous features for visitors, including sleeper chairs in patient rooms, comfortable waiting areas, wireless internet access throughout the facility, and more.

Centerpoint Medical Center
features the following:

  • Level II Trauma Center (the only one in eastern Jackson County) with 24/7 Emergency Services
  • An accredited Chest Pain Center and a variety of Cardiovascular Services
  • Orthopedic Services including Total Joints and Sports Medicine
  • An accredited Cancer Program and a state-of-the-art Breast Center with a nurse navigator
  • Neuroscience Services for the treatment of brain and spine disorders as well as injuries
  • Womens Services, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide care for early or ill newborns and a labor and delivery unit
  • Outpatient Services, including a surgery center, advanced wound care center, sleep disorders center, imaging, rehab and more.

 
 

Responsibilities:

  • The department treats all persons coming to the hospital asking for emergency care regardless of age, race, socio-economic status or ability to pay. 
  • It is responsible for the immediate medical screening and treatment of any medical or surgical emergency, for initiating life-saving interventions in all types of emergency situations, and for providing medical screening and emergency care for other conditions including chronic medical problems, minor injuries and illnesses. 
  • Major surgery, routine inpatient care, outpatient procedures, and the use of general anesthesia are not within the scope of treatment permitted in the ED. 
  • The role of the Charge Nurse is to oversee the daily operations of the department including maintaining optimal patient flow. 
  • This will be done with the support and oversight of the Director and Assistant Director. 
  • This person should provide input regarding staffing pattern changes which may be needed. 
  • The charge nurse will also perform patient care as needed in times of high patient census or acuity. 
  • The Charge Nurse, as with all Registered Nurses, provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, and in support of the mission of the hospital.