Charge Nurse - 17152 ***NELLIS/CHARLESTON QUICK CARE***
Functions as a charge nurse responsible for assigning patients to and monitoring the work of nurses within the unit on assigned shift and to assist the Clinical Manager in the supervision of assigned employees on shift. The position also carries a patient load and applies the nursing process to deliver basic, safe, therapeutic care, for individuals or groups of patients.
**This Full-Time posting is for the following locations***
This classification is the fifth level in a six level nursing classification series. The Charge Nurse is distinguished from the Staff Nurse in that the Staff Nurse has no supervisory responsibilities.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of clinical nursing experience.
Valid License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse, and; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Certification in Specialty Area may be required in some positions. Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol may be required in some positions.
Age Specific Requirements:
Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the needs of and provide services appropriate to the age of the patient/client served on the assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements Preferred: (Recent, within the last 5 years, Experience with the following):
- Recent six (6) month Urgent Care or ER Experience;
- At least 6 months recent Charge Nurse Experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Modern principles of effective supervision; nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and coordination of patient care); standards of care; disease process; equipment used in providing patient care in specialty area; patient care plan development; patient evaluation and assessment techniques; body mechanics used with ambulating, transferring and repositioning patients; Nurse Practice Act; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.Skill in:
Assigning and monitoring the work of others; assigning work to cover patients' needs; evaluating quality control; implementing nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; working with high risk or critically ill patients; performing invasive nursing procedures associated with area of specialty; developing and implementing education programs associated with specialty; organizing, prioritizing and delegating work; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and walk for extended periods of time, strength to examine and treat varied individuals, vision to use standard office equipment and read printed materials including a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.