Job Description

Responsible for direction of patient care in the Post Partum Unit. Consults with staff, physicians and the Unit Director on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department. Authority to assign other nurses to patients, based on the Charge Nurse's assessent of the various patients' needs and nurse's abilities. Assists in scheduling of staff, education and orientation of new hires. Rotating On-Call schedule with Director. Provides services to age ranges neonate to adult. Additional functions applicable when acting as charge nurses. Authority to make patient care assignments based upon the skill, epeirience, and temperament of other nursing personnel and on the acuity of the patients, ensuring patient and staff safety, assist in evaluation of unit and agency staff. To responsibily direct and precept staff members as needed in all aspects of patient care and management. To participate in quality improvement during all phases from planning to implemnting and sustaining efforts, including taking corrective action if other employees fail to carry out delegated duties.

  • Current State RN license from an accredited Nursing Program
  • Current BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Current NRP certificate
  • Current ACLS certificate

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