Charge Nurse, 7 North Medical Services, High Point Medical Center, Nights

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
Published
October 28, 2020
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Job Description
Job Title:
Charge Nurse, 7 North Medical Services, High Point Medical Center, Nights
Job ID:
44027
Location:
 
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
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Major Duties

Charge Nurse

High Point Medical Center

7 North, Medical Services Team

Shift: 7p - 7:30a

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

 

Job Summary

Coordinates the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to provide optimal, quality patient care.  Prescribes, delegates, and coordinates nursing care based on nursing diagnoses consistent with the patient’s age, health/illness status, and physiological/psychosocial needs.

 

Education

  • Bachelors Nursing Required

 

Certifications, Licensures and Registrations

  • Registered Nurse with current North Carolina license, North Carolina Board of Nursing Required
  • CPR certification (BLS Course C) American Heart Association Required
  • Yellow Belt Certification Required
  • Nationally Recognized Certification in Nursing Specialty or Nursing Leadership Required

 

Experience

2+ Registered Nurse in clinical setting required.

Generic Job Description

Job Specific Duties

Patient Care: Gathers and assesses data on the patient. Identifies/communicates physical needs/problems of the patient on admission/throughout hospitalization. Identifies/communicates psychosocial needs/problems of the patient on admission/throughout hospitalization. Plans/individualizes age-appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family/health care team. Sets priorities in planning/organizing patient care based on nursing assessments. Implements nursing care interventions based on the patient/family needs and situational/procedural complexities. Directs and implements teaching of the patient/family. Evaluates the patient's response to nursing interventions.

Patient Discharge & Referrals: Participates in multidisciplinary discharge planning referrals to hospital and community resources as needed.

Documentation: Documents pertinent patient data (assessment, interventions, evaluation) per policy. Updates patient care profile/multidisciplinary plan/medical page to provide accurate patient information and documentation.

Safety & Emergency Response: Practices safety. Identifies barriers to safety and plans and implements changes to resolve safety barriers. Recognizes Code Blue emergencies and implements Code Blue procedure.

Communication: Communicates in a clear, concise and accurate manner pertinent patient data to all members of the health care team. Keeps Charge Nurse, Unit Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager and/or Director informed of pertinent patient care/nursing personnel/nursing unit problems and needs and submits written documentation. Collaborates effectively with healthcare team. Identifies communication barriers and implements/facilitates plans to resolve barrier to communication.

Teamwork: Serves as a resource for nursing staff/nursing instructors/ students in planning care assignments/educational experiences.  Guides/supervises other nursing personnel in implementing nursing care based on patient needs, staff competencies/ licensure, and situational/procedural complexities. Seeks assistance of Charge Nurse, Unit Coordinator, Manager, and/or Supervisor when needed in assessing complex patient situations, interpreting physician orders, and consulting physicians.

Charge Nurse: Functions as Charge Nurse consistently.

Preceptor: Serves as a preceptor.

Process/Performance Improvement: Demonstrates operational knowledge of current procedures, performance improvement, and treatment modalities. Participates in unit performance improvement monitoring when selected or requested.

Policy, Procedures & Standards: Identifies locations of policies, procedures and standards and knows resources. Holds other accountable for complying with policies, procedures and standards. Serves as a resource for peers for questions regarding policies, procedures and standards.  Contributes towards making revisions to policies, procedures and standards.

Professional Development & Growth: Completes mandatory educational requirements and CBLs without prompting. Attends a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education programs. Identifies needs for self-improvement and growth.

- Meetings & Committees: Attends/participates in a minimum of 75% of unit staff meetings. Attends and participates in a minimum of 75% in nursing department committees when selected or requested.

Professionalism: Upholds a professional working relationship at all times and adheres to department rules. Practices teamwork and adheres to Standards of Behavior.

Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned by management.

 

 

Physical and Behavioral Requirements

Physical requirements include:

- Lifting 40 pounds from floor to waist

- Holding 12 pounds and lifting 6 pounds from waist to crown

- Lifting or carrying 55 pounds horizontally for 2 feet

- Pushing 80 pounds

- Pulling 100 pounds

- Front carrying 25 pounds a distance of 150 feet

- Dynamic push of 40 pounds minimum force over a distance of 160 feet

- Low work positioning at an occasional frequency

- Gripping 50 pounds with each hand

- Forward bending in standing for 5 minutes

- Rotation in standing

- Repetitive squatting

- Standing for 5 minutes

- Walking frequently

- Visual acuity required for accurately reading and documenting patient charts and observing patients

- Sense of smell required for safety issues

- Sense of touch is required to evaluate patient’s vital signs

- Ability to speak and hear is required to effectively communicate with patients, family members, physicians, and staff

- Manual finger dexterity for writing, equipment operation (maneuvering wheelchairs/beds), and positioning and moving patients

- Ability to effectively manage a high stress environment resulting from patient volume

 

*TMJ

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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