Charge Nurse Radiology

Shawnee Mission, KS
Mar 26, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Interventional Radiology Charge Nurse AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address:
9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

  • Work Hours/Shift
    FT Days

    You Will Be Responsible For:
    Develops and maintains effective nurse/patient/family relationships.

    - Provides compassionate, helpful, and empathetic care.

    - Introduces self to patient and family consistently.

    - Addresses patient by preferred name.

    - Responds to patient requests with an explanation of intended action, and follows through.

    - Delivers care in a nonjudgmental manner that is sensitive to patient diversity.

    - Verbal and nonverbal communication is congruent.

    - Utilizes L.A.S.T. (Listen, Apologize, Solve, Thank) model

    - Uses independent judgment to resolve most conflicts related to patient care issues

    - Includes patient and family in daily care goals.

    Collaborates with coworkers, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary health care team effectively.

    - Provides and seeks information from health care team members regarding patient care.

    - Offers to assist others by sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues.

    - Works cooperatively with other healthcare team members.

    - Provides factual report of patient that allows for continuity of care to following shift.

  • Is flexible and adapts to changing department needs.

  • - Cooperates with changes in assignment as needed.

    - Takes accountability to keep self and others informed of changes.

    - Incorporates changes into own practice when introduced.

    - Assists team members as needed.

  • Facilitates collaborative environment for nurses with Medical staff, managers, and ancillary departments
  • Performs coaching and mentoring with associates to foster staff development to meet professional goals.
  • Uses independent judgment to make effective recommendations regarding the adjustment/resolution of complaints, concerns and problems of supervised employees regarding work assignments, hours of work, overtime scheduling, and other work-related matters.
  • Facilitates education and growth of student nurses and new hires.

  • Follows the Standard of Behavior guidelines per hospital policy.

    Care decisions and actions are determined in an ethical manner.

    - Validates patient awareness of patient rights, and incorporates patient rights into plan of care.

    - Serves as a patient advocate.

    - Provides accurate information to assist patients to make informed decisions.

    - Communicates advance directive information to appropriate persons.

    - Recognizes ethical dilemmas in patient care and refers them to the Ethics Committee/Social Services as necessary.

    - Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Is aware of sensitivity of diagnostic information.

    - Maintains patient privacy and takes action when situation violates patient privacy/confidentiality.

    Accountable for own practice.

    - Matches formal knowledge and experience with clinical events to make decisions.

    - Displays self direction and initiative

    - Admits mistakes and seeks ways to correct them.

    - Completes variance report when error or near miss occurs.

    - Seeks constructive feedback regarding own practice.

    - Practice reflects knowledge and integration of current professional practice standards, hospital policies and procedures, laws, regulations, ANA Code of Ethics, evidence, and research.

    - Modifies practice based on constructive feedback.

    - Recognizes unsafe situation and initiates action

    - Models values consistent with the nursing department and Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

  • Accountable for staff performance.

  • - Exercises supervisory authority to effectively recommend all levels of discipline including suspension for work infractions, performance deficiencies and conduct violations.

    - Documents incidents clearly and factually, and assures appropriate follow up.

    - Uses independent judgment to effectively recommend, where appropriate, the termination of supervised employees.

    Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.

    Evaluates patient/family satisfaction with care provided.

    - Provides timely and accurate information to patient and family.

    - Elicits feedback from patient and family regarding satisfaction with care.

    - Follows up with patient/family to ensure requests/needs met.

    - Familiarizes self with patient satisfaction priorities.

    Maintains a safe and caring physical environment that promotes safe passage for the patient throughout the hospital encounter.

    - Uses the nursing process to meet the nursing care needs of individual patients and families

    - Performs and documents patient assessments and interventions.

    - Implements plan of care.

    - Reviews and revises plan of care based on ongoing reassessments

    - Uses appropriate evidence based protocols and procedures to provide nursing care.

    - Identifies patients who are not progressing toward outcomes as planned and takes action to improve progression..

    - Identifies and uses community resources in developing plan of care.

    - Arranges for continuing patient care following discharge.

    - Maintains a safe and clean patient care environment.

    - Performs technical procedures correctly

    - Provides individualized, ongoing patient/family education.

    - Explain procedures to patient prior to initiating.

    - Incorporates family into care, recognizing the patient s circle of support.

    - Teaches patient s family about patient needs.

    - Provides discharge education.

    - Uses appropriate educational resources to meet the learning needs of individual patients and families.

  • Provides quality patient care that is individualized to age, culture, cognitive ability and functional status.

  • - Develops individualized, age-specific plan of care that incorporates nursing and medical plan based on immediate patient needs.

    - Correlates individual differences in age, culture, cognition and function to plan of care.

    - Adjusts teaching plan based upon assessed needs and barriers to learning, cultural and language differences.

    Recognizes opportunity to participate in community organizations or events.

    Actively participates in the hiring process and transfer process; uses independent judgment to recommend to the ultimate decision maker hiring of new associates, reassignment decisions and (title s) evaluation of the applicant.

    Provides ongoing assessment of unit activity throughout shift to reassess staffing and units needs, to facilitate decision-making.

    Uses independent judgment to effectively recommend the assignment of employees to particular duties or activities, or to authorize and assign overtime to employees where appropriate.

    Leads clinical team in assuring high patient and physician satisfaction and provides support to work through difficult and complex issues.

    Assures timely and efficient patient placement through positive collaboration with Bed Control, Nursing Office, and Patient Placement Coordinator/Patient Care Supervisor in making patient-placement decisions

    Troubleshoots and problem solves effectively to prevent potential crisis or escalation of a situation

    Responds appropriately to emergent situations with appropriate notification of leadership as needed.

  • Maintains professional responsibilities.

  • - Personal appearance and self presentation reflect hospital policy.

    - Completes mandatory job requirements without prompting.

    - Assumes accountability for and initiates Associate Achievement Review (AAR) process.

    - Personal goals (AAR) reflect department s contribution to hospital strategic plan.

    - Is accountable for and seeks professional growth opportunities for continued professional development.

    - Participates in inservices and educational offerings.

    - Willinglyshares knowledge and skills with peers and other disciplines.

    - Recognizes the influence of and utilizes information from professional organizations on practice

    - Participates in unit meetings and projects.

    - Keeps informed of issues and decisions being made on unit.

    - Helps in identifying problems that need to be addressed.

    - Participates in implementing defined solutions.

    - Supports unit and organizational Process and Quality Improvement and participates as assigned.

    - Recognizes own accountability to the work environment and its patient outcomes and acts accordingly

    - Consults with experts in nursing (i.e., APNs) or other disciplines to meet patient care needs.

  • Demonstrates positive change leadership for new equipment, processes, and standards.
  • Evaluates patient care and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsibly directs and monitors employees in the performance of job duties in order to ensure adequate performance and quality of work.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical practice standards in order to serve as a resource to staff.
  • Makes assignments based on patient acuity, staff competencies, available staffing, and patient census in a fair manner.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of available clinical and system resources available, how to access them, and utilizes appropriately.

  • Completes assigned work in an efficient and productive manner that is reflective of department budget parameters (i.e., staffing, supply management).

    - Prioritizes and organizes work effectively.

    - Completes assigned work within assigned work time.

    - Has overtime only when patient or unit events dictate.

    - Is adaptable and flexible to changes in products and practices.

    - Is aware of role in annual budget process.

    - Recognizes the influence and inter-relationship of the healthcare economic environment on individual practice and processes.

    Coordinates care to ensure effective utilization of resources.

    - Supervises patient care and delegates tasks to appropriate health care personnel.

    - 1) Prioritizes and identifies appropriate tasks for delegation based on:

    degree of supervision needed

    abilities and limitations of staff

    staff availability

    patient acuity

    2) Clearly states how assignments are to be completed.

    3) Follows up to ensure patient care needs are met, and provides feedback about task completion.

    - Ensures patient is on correct level of service.

    - Begins discharge planning at admission.

    - Engages family and patient in preparations for discharge.

    - Uses supplies and equipment in an efficient manner.

  • Attendance patterns reflect commitment to job and patient care needs.

  • - Reports for work on time on scheduled days.

    - No more than 3 episodes of absence in 6 months

    - Adheres to unit/department staffing and scheduling guidelines.

    - Records hours of service accurately.

  • Prioritizes patient needs and reorganizes assignments as necessary to promote safe patient care while maximizing resources.
  • Uses independent judgment to recommend evaluation results of supervised employees. Uses independent judgment to recommend promotion of supervised employees, recommend rewards and recognition of supervised employees.

  • Qualifications
    What You Will Need:
    Kansas Registered Nurse License

    BCLS and ACLS obtained through the American Heart Association

    Associate s Degree in Nursing

    Job Summary:

    The Charge Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable for coordinating the efforts of the multidisciplinary treatment team for the patients under his/her care. S/he uses independent judgment and is accountable for administering, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the nursing process in the provision of care; and will strive to maintain and improve patient outcomes.

    The Charge RN is responsible for acting as a role model for the vision and values of Shawnee Mission Medical Center. S/he is accountable for working within the parameters of the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, protocols and procedures; and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice. S/he critically evaluates evidence for application to clinical practice.

    This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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