GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB
The Charge Nurse is responsible for the oversite of the floor nurse; assuring day-to-day responsibilities are being conducted in a timely manner, relieving floor nurses for lunch breaks, and assisting staff nurses as needed. The charge nurse will conduct audits on charts to assure compliance with accreditation standards, specifically Joint Commission, CMS, and Utah State Licensing board. The charge nurse will assist in scheduling the department and aiding in coverage as determined by facility needs and will be a liaison between the milieu and Nursing staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Exhibit professionalism in dress, demeanor and behavior at all times.
Improve skills and knowledge by meeting or exceeding self-set professional goals outlined at annual performance evaluations.
Establishes an organizational framework and promotes an attitudinal climate through which quality patient care services can be provided.
Support the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, staffing and budgetary needs for Nursing Services.
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing and other administrative and clinical staff as needed and requested in planning services, investigating complaints, establishing standards and implementing new and revised policies and procedures to promote quality resident care.
Directly observes nursing staff in day-to-day performance and clinical consultation as indicated or requested.
Acts as a liaison between nursing staff and clinical programs by attending various meetings to pass on nursing concerns and receive staff input.
Assure safety and humanity of seclusion and restraint procedures and assures documentation of adequate supervision and observation.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or administrative personnel.
Manages nursing shifts during scheduled hours
Will be expected to work holidays, weekends, and nights as facility needs arise.
Acts as a resource for nursing including providing teaching opportunities to nurses regarding behavioral health and nursing.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah
Experience as a nurse in a psychiatric setting preferred.
Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth and development for adolescents.
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