HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Charge Nurse (RN) Med/Surg I, Full-time Days in Palatka, Florida

Putnam Community Medical Center, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Drive, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The hospital provides individualized care directed to the specific needs of each patient. Putnam Community Medical Center offers a 10-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, Step-Down Care Unit, Cardiac Cath Lab, medical and surgical units, family birthplace center, and a 24-hour emergency department. We also provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

POSITION SUMMARY: The department charge nurse is a registered nurse who is accountable to their nursing manager/director for clinical and operational functioning of the unit. The charge nurse assumes responsibility of managing the units clinical and operational functioning in the absence of their unit manager and/or director.

SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES * Coordinates patient care assignments in the unit according to acuity, skill mix and staff availability * Assists in identifying and addressing educational needs of the unit including enforcement of facility policies and Core Measure initiatives * Participates in multidisciplinary rounds, addressing such issues as patient discharge needs. (As applicable) * Models and enforces behaviors that enhance the patient experience including hourly rounding, bedside shift report and timely admissions/discharges/transfers * Serves as a clinical resource for staff during changes in patient condition and other clinical concerns and facilitates appropriate response teams and alerts including rapid response, code blue, STP alerts, STEMI alerts and Sepsis alerts as indicated * Participates in committees. Stays current with all mandatory education and in-services * Seeks additional staff for the replacement for nursing staff call-ins or increases in acuity through collaboration with the house supervisor * Establishes communication and rapport with physicians to include physician rounding * Resolves problems on a shift-to-shift basis with appropriate documentation and follow-up * Identifies coachable moments including behavioral and clinical and takes appropriate measures to discuss/correct/document and communicate to manager/director as appropriate * Demonstrates an advanced level of clinical skills and the ability to foster others to achieve the delivery of quality care * Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers * Maintains enhanced knowledge base regarding patient rights, patient privacy and PHI in order to serve as a patient and family advocate and promote compliance with these rights * Critical Care and Emergency Departments only - Serves as a clinical resource in response to Rapid Response Calls, Code Blue, STP alerts, STEMI alerts and Sepsis alerts to areas indicated


Education: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Experience: One (1) year of acute care or critical care experiencepreferred.

*Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration: *Valid FL RN License,Current BLS certification, some RN positions require current PALS and/or ACLS certification.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Can demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills including listening and team work ability. Is computer literate and has the ability to maintainaccurate and detailed reports and records.

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Title: Charge Nurse (RN) Med/Surg I, Full-time Days

Location: Florida-Palatka-Putnam Community Medical Center

Requisition ID: 26760-567