Provides nursing leadership for a specific shift and unit/area.
Provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.
Supervises and mentors nursing and support staff during assigned shift.
Determines staffing level and assignments based on staff availability, staff abilities, census, patient acuity and work/patient flow.
Provides direct patient care as needed.
Floats between staff to assist with problem-solving.
May take patient assignments to meet staffing needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies any issues that affect desired patient outcomes.
Responds to complaints about patient care and related services, and manages through established channels.
Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating transfers.
Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to provide safe, quality patient care.
Integrates evidence-based practices into operations and clinical protocols.
Creates and fosters an environment that encourages professional growth.
Reports to the Director of Surgical Services.
Associate's degree in Nursing is required.
Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Registered Nurse - License in the State of TN or another compact state.
The below certifications will be required at the time of hire:
Basic Life Support (BLS)
The below certifications will be required within 6 months of hire or when transferring into a new department with these certifications:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Must achieve a passing score of 85% on the Medication Administration Exam.