Valley View Medical Center RN Charge Nurse Med/Surg FT 7a with Sign-on Bonus Available in Selma, Alabama

The registered nurse assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned clients in the respective unit. This nurse is responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care. The nurse initiates health care training and education to the client / family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Vaughan Regional Medical Center and the Department of Nursing. The registered nurse demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care. The position is accountable for the supervision of other licensed and nonlicensed nursing personnel for assigned units. The position requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Vaughan regional Medical Center on all units. The registered nurse is responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age-specificity and diagnosis. As Charge Nurse, some additional duties include, but are not limited to: make daily assignments for all staff on unit; make rounds with MDs as needed; assign specific job duties to staff members; assign room admissions; be a resource person for staff/MD; resolve conflicts in a timely and professional manner.

Education: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Alabama. BLS required. ACLS required (new employees have 90 days from hire date to complete).

Experience: Previous experience in acute care hospital setting preferred. Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist and skills/credentials/competency requirements of specific unit for identified age groups of patients.

Skills: Required ability to function in stressful situations. Verbal ability to present information and ideas related to nursing theory and practice. Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to provide, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided on assigned units as required with leadership qualities. The position requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering client age and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include assessment/reassessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Physical Requirements : Ability to stand for prolonged periods, walk frequently performs repetitive tasks/motions. Have good manual dexterity, ability to distinguish colors and have good eye/hand/foot coordination. Ability to lift 20lbs, do constant bending and squatting. Be able to hear alarms and telephone rings and have clear vision at 20 or more feet with or without vision corrective device.

Job: *Nursing

Organization: *Vaughan Regional Medical Center

Title: RN Charge Nurse Med/Surg FT 7a with Sign-on Bonus Available

Location: Alabama-Selma

Requisition ID: 7419-2120