Registered Nurse Charge III (7a-7p) Pedi Emergency Dept

Methodist Children's Hospital
San Antonio, TX
Competitive Salary
Feb 19, 2019
Feb 19, 2019
Contract Type
SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Methodist Children's Hospital

Since opening in 1998 as the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children's Hospital has set the standard for treating the children of South and Central Texas. The hospital continues to lead the region in treating severely ill children, those with complex and chronic medical diagnoses, by providing the most sub-specialized care available. Our new tower is part of a landmark expansion which will increase the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,000 square feet.

The new tower includes 150 rooms and a dedicated children's imaging department with new, state-of-the art technology. The 94-bed neonatal intensive care unit, still the region's largest, has board-certified neonatologists in-house 24/7 and is the city's only Texas Department of Health-designated Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit. The new tower also includes 15 additional ER rooms, bringing the total to 40. Methodist Children's Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Children's Hospital under Locations.

The Registered Charge Nurse III 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. The Charge Nurse role models and promotes Methodist Excellence (ME) standards of behavior while providing optimal patient care. 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, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Essential Job Functions:
  • Coordinates, directs, assesses, modifies, and formulates an appropriate staff assignment plan.
  • 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.
  • Role 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 skills.
  • Consistently demonstrates ME standards of behavior and holds staff accountable for the same.

  • Additional Job Functions:
  • Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System.
  • Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules
  • Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community.
  • Serves as a mentor/preceptor for the unit and actively participates in unit based meetings.
  • Participates in interviewing and recruiting new personnel.
  • Cross trains for other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or to permit flexible staffing assignments.
  • Facilitates the promotion of teamwork .
  • Assists in monitoring productivity, and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications


    • Required: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.
    • Preferred: B achelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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

    • RN License to practice as a professional registered nurse in the state of Texas. (required)
    • Certification in area of specialty (preferred)


    All of the following:

    1) One (1) year clinical experience as a licensed RN in the specialty area of hire.

    2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III

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