THE CHARGE NURSE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SMOOTH AND EFFICIENT PATIENT FLOW WITHIN THE UNIT. DELEGATES ASSIGNMENTS AND PROVIDES SUPERVISION FOR THE SUPPORT STAFF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR LEVEL OF TRAINING AND THE PATIENT’S ACUITY. WORKS, IN COOPERATION WITH MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM TO INSURE THE QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE, AND UTMOST PATIENT SATISFACTION.
Develops and posts unit schedule within monthly time frame, and when needed and amend according to staff request.
Calculates time sheets and implement on the system.
Provides direct patient care as needed.
Assigns lunches and breaks for the staff.
Anticipates physician needs and coordinates to ensure availability when needed.
Communicates problems involving personnel, medical staff, patients, families and the general public to the nurse manager.
Completes annual performance evaluations of assigned staff.
Ensure patients plan of care is documented and adhered to by the multidisciplinary team.
Evaluates nursing interventions on medical records.
Implements emergency procedures as indicated.
Complies with hospital policy for receiving doctor’s orders, including verbal and phone.
Provides patient/family education.
Explains discharge instructions as directed.
Communicates relevant patient information.
Ensure the Incorporation of infection control principal in practice.
Arrange monthly emergency drills in coordination with relevant departments.
Demonstrates appropriate use of incident reporting (OVR).
Assists with quality improvement projects studies: Collects data & Responds to corrective plans.
Assists in the Front Office work.
What it takes to work with us in this position
QUALIFICATIONS: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, MASTER’S IN NURSING OR RELATED FIELDS ARE PREFERRED.
EXPERIENCE: MINIMUM 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN LABOR AND DELIVERY UNIT, 2 OF WHICH ARE CHARGE NURSE EXPERIENCE.
ABILITY TO FORMULATE UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
ABILITY TO COLLECT AND INTERPRET DATA RELATED TO UNIT KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI).
ABILITY TO CONDUCT UNIT SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES TO NEWLY JOINED STAFF.
Clinically competent in area of specialty.