RN IV Charge Nurse Intensive Care Unit FT Nights

HCA San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 6 months ago

Northeast Methodist Hospital

Northeast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. It is licensed for 179 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A. We offer a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.

Northeast Methodist Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. We are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium and as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Our hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Northeast Methodist Hospital under Locations.

ICU Highlights:
20 Bed Unit

Patient populations commonly served:

General Medical: Asthma, COPD, DKA, ESRD, GI Bleed, MSOD, Pancreatitis, Sepsis, alcohol/substance withdrawal and Respiratory Failure, PE,

Prismaflex CRRT delivery for AKI, seizure management.

Cardiovascular: ACS, Dysrhythmias, CABG surgery, valve replacements, wedge resections, VATS, CEA's, fem-pops, AAA Repair, Impella, IABP management

Neurosurgical: Stroke management, SAH, SDH, Transphenoidal pituitary and tumor resections, SIADH and DI management, EVD management, ICP monitoring, craniotomy management and lumbar drain management.

General Surgery: Multiple service lines

Shifts, Ratios and Scheduling:

Modified self-scheduling of 12 hour shifts, to improve work-life balance

ICU maintains 1-3 RN to patient ration, based upon level of acuity

What makes critical care special at NEMH?

Highlighted by HCA in 2019, for tripling CCRN certifications in 12 months

Ideal work environment with team based approach to care

Active Professional Practice Council (shared governance model)

Supportive Leadership

Safe Staffing Ratios

Hospital Accolades:

Joint Commission Accreditation

Leap Frog "A" Status (4 consecutive years)

Joint Commission Sepsis Certification

Primary Stroke Center Certification

ANC Pathways Designation

Baldridge Award Recipient

The Registered Charge Nurse IV has advanced leadership skills and is responsible for the coordination of unit operations during a particular shift. In this leadership role, the RN Charge Nurse promotes collaboration among all members of the team. The Charge Nurse role models and promotes Methodist Excellence (ME) standards of behavior while providing optimal patient care. Makes appropriate patient care assignments and is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction; in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates, directs, assesses, modifies, and formulates an appropriate staff assignment plan.

  • Serves as the primary decision maker for clinical operations during a given shift and modifies staff assignment/mix according to the changes in patient acuity and/or volume.

  • Role models professional standards of behavior of the nursing practice as evidenced by the nurse practice act.

  • Serves as primary resource for the unit, to other nursing personnel, physicians, and other members of the team. Ensures evidencebased care measures are followed and demonstrates effective clinical leadership skills.

  • Demonstrates successful conflict resolution skills.

  • Consistently demonstrates ME standards of behavior and holds staff accountable for the same.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System.

  • Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules

  • Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community.

  • Serves as a mentor/preceptor for the unit and actively participates in unit based meetings.

  • Participates in interviewing and recruiting new personnel.

  • Cross trains for other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or to permit flexible staffing assignments.

  • Facilitates the promotion of teamwork.

  • Assists in monitoring productivity, and identifies areas for improvement.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

  • Required: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.

  • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Note: Verification of high school graduation/GED is required for those who completed nursing diploma programs.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • RN License to practice as a professional registered nurse in the state of Texas. (required)
  • Certification in area of specialty (preferred)

EXPERIENCE:

All of the following:

  1. One (1) year clinical experience as a licensed RN in the specialty area of hire.
  2. Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level IV.

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