The RN is responsible and accountable for directing, planning and organizing the nursing activities on the unit for an assigned shift with focus on patient, physician and staff needs.
acts as patient advocate; and maintains current knowledge and standards of professional nursing practice. Additional functions applicable when acting as charge nurses : Authority to make patient care assignments based upon the skill, experience, 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 responsibly direct and precept staff members as needed in all aspects of patient care and management. To participate I quality improvement during all phases from planning to implementing and sustaining efforts, including taking corrective action if other employees fail to carry out delegated duties.
Regulatory Requirements : Current Registered Nurse licensure in state of Texas. Current BLS certificate. Language Skills : Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Additional languages preferred.Skills : Basic computer knowledge..Physical Demands : For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
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