Charge Nurse I - WOW
Company: Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Direct care leader who provides and oversees nursing care for
patients following established standards and practices in
accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act. Applies
professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement
and evaluate patient care. Supports unit-based shared governance
and decentralized decision-making structures and processes. Role
model who leads by example in making patient experience a priority
on unit(s) of responsibility. Ensures that care delivery is patient
centered. Continually pursues activities that will ensure smooth
clinical operations/flow and compliance by providing safe,
equitable, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and effective care
in a holistic and evidence-based practice environment. Values and
promotes collegial and collaborative working relationships within
and among disciplines. Charge Nurse role has 2 tiers: Primary
Charge Nurse I and Primary Charge Nurse II. You must apply to move
up to tier 2 based on qualification met and position
Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing.
BSN required for Primary Charge Nurse I.
Experience: At least 2-year experience as a registered nurse in a
direct care patient setting for Primary Charge Nurse I
Licensure/Certification: Applicant must be currently licensed as a
Registered Nurse in South Carolina or hold a current
compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized
NCSBN Compact State and not be a permanent resident of SC. Must
have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare
Provider certification. American Heart Association ACLS
certification is required and should be obtained within 60 days of
hire or designation as Primary Charge Nurse. American Heart
Association PALS certification is required for the ED and as
designated by specialty standards and/or clinical manager and
should be obtained within 60 days of hire or designation as Charge
Nurse. NRP certification is required for WIC services. Role must
keep required certification(s) current.
Primary Source Verification: LLR State,
Patient Care: Applying and modifying the principles, theory,
methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide and
evaluate on-going patient care. Direct patient care assignments
will/may be required for this role based on unit needs or
established requirement. Application of organizational policies and
procedures. Knowledge of teammate skills to ensure appropriate
patient assignments based on skill mix, patient acuity, licensure
and competency. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions
to establish a safe work environment. Collaborates with other
health care professionals to meet the needs of the patient.
Quality: Audits the patient-- - -s medical record to determine that
all orders have been carried out, laboratory tests are posted,
nursing care is documented, and patient progress or lack thereof is
described. Reviews core measures, key performance indicators (KPIs)
and other outcome metrics relevant to unit/patient population.
Assists Clinical Specialist with updating unit visual management
boards each shift. Actively engages in patient care performance
improvement projects and implementation of evidence-based practice
Leadership: Skill in problem identification and resolution. Skill
in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in
establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships
with patients, families, hospital teammates, medical staff and the
public. Demonstrates leadership through sound clinical practice,
effective communication skills and teaching these skills through
role modeling. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical
thinking. Ability to run effective shift safety huddles, report
safety concerns, review device utilization, report staffing
concerns, and review surgical schedules. Ability to communicate
effectively. Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency
situations. Delegates unit and patient responsibilities to nursing
staff members according to each staff member-- - -s education,
training and availability. Provides feedback to clinical manager
regarding nursing personnel performance. Participates in the peer
interview process for new hires. Actively engaged in unit-based
Education: Assists with education of nursing staff and students
through direct observation and identification of learning needs as
well as active participation in peer consultation, mentorship, unit
conferences, case studies, patient rounds, and in-service programs.
May also serve as a nursing student preceptor.
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Why choose Charleston: People flock to Charleston for our beaches,
our history, food, culture and our high quality healthcare.
- We're #1 US City for the sixth year in a row and we're in the
Top 15 Cities in the WORLD as determined by in 2018.
- Charleston is the South's best city as determined by Southern
- Forbes ranked Charleston Metro #8 Best Midsize City for Jobs in
- Charleston is on the list of the 125 Best Place to Live by
Why choose Roper St. Francis: For over 150 years, Roper St. Francis
has been trusted with our neighbor's health because we believe that
every moment of care is life-changing and that nothing matters more
than moments with the people you love.
We have a lot to be proud of We are the area's preferred healthcare
provider with more families choosing us than anyone else. We are
the Lowcountry's only not-for-profit healthcare system, putting
purpose over profit and an emphasis on community outreach. We have
one of the area's only , which is the nation's highest recognition
of nursing excellence. And we continue to receive top national
awards for patient, employee and doctor satisfaction.
We are vibrant and growing We have over 5,600 teammates making us
one of the area's largest employers. Our is made up of over 900
doctors representing every medical specialty. And our 671-bed
system consists of 125 facilities and services in seven
We are committed to excellence Roper St. Francis rewards
exceptional performance and invests in supporting our staff. From
nurses to technicians and administrative professionals, our
employees share our commitment to putting patients first. We
recruit and retain the most qualified workforce without regard to
age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender identity, handicap or disability.
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