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Charge Nurse (RN) Psychiatric Adolescent

Company: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Charge Nurse (RN) Behavioral Health Adolescent Unit Full Time Night Shift 0.9 FTE Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Fort Pierce, FL
Sign on bonus offered to qualified candidates!

Facility Description:
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 380-bed acute-care hospital offering a full range of services. Lawnwood is home to the most experienced Heart Institute on the Treasure Coast and offers diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic care, including open-heart surgery. Other hospital services include a 24/7 emergency department, pediatric emergency department, labor/delivery and birthing, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic services, and a full range of inpatient and outpatient general surgical services. Lawnwood provides the area's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level II Trauma Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Lawnwood is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as Certified Primary Stroke Center. Lawnwood's Physical Rehabilitation Center is CARF accredited and, for 11 years in a row, the hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Attack by Healthgrades. At Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, patients come first - no matter what!

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading
provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically HCA
has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our
tradition of excellence!

Benefits:We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

Description:
The Charge Nurse supervises nursing service activities in assigned nursing unit for the duration of the assigned shift or in the absence of nursing management. The task and responsibilities of this position include:

--- Participates actively in the planning and distribution of patient assignments.
--- Evaluates the effectiveness of care and addresses any issues that affect the desired patient outcomes.
--- Supports nursing staff in communication with physicians to include accepting doctors' orders and communicating patient condition.
--- Facilitates the process of reporting patient status to the following shift of nursing personnel.
--- Manages the nursing care of assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
--- Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
--- Carries out physician orders.
--- Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
--- Provides respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients.
--- Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
--- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
--- Instructs and educates patients and families.
--- Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
--- Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
--- Orients and mentors new staff members.
--- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications

--- FL RN Licensure, or
--- Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions)
--- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing preferred.
--- Minimum of 1 year of clinical nursing experience.
--- 1 - 3 years of RN Charge experience.
--- Current BLS certification (American Heart Association) as a Healthcare Provider.
--- CPI Certification
--- Ability to perform Administrative duties as assigned.
--- Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
--- Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
--- Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

Keywords: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce , Charge Nurse (RN) Psychiatric Adolescent, Healthcare , Fort Pierce, Florida

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