Charge Registered Nurse (RN) ICU FT Nights

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Posted: September 23, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00059-3863
Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) is a 103 bed acute care hospital. W e offer a working environment that's as nurturing as it is dynamic. With our team-oriented approach, and the ample opportunities we provide for learning and career growth, we know you'll find that Frankfort Regional offers the ideal atmosphere where you can use your best skills. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, a matching 401(k) plan, nursing clinical ladder, referral bonuses, outstanding educational assistance and resources, plus a generous paid time-off plan.

FRMC is one of only four Level III Trauma Centers in Kentucky, and has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI by the Society of Chest Pain Centers - setting the standard for excellence in emergency heart care. Frankfort Regional Medical Center attained Magnet® recognition again in May 2016. Receiving Magnet recognition for the second time is a great achievement for Frankfort Regional Medical Center, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 430 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and includes model elements for delivering superior patient care such as the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:
  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

The Charge Nurse directs patient care in accordance with established policies and procedures of Frankfort Regional Medical Center and professional organizations and in support of the mission of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Care is provided in a patient and family centered environment.

The Charge Nurse is responsible for assigning patients to and monitoring the work of nurses within the unit on assigned shift and to assist the Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor in the supervision of assigned employees on the shift. The Charge Nurse is the first level of administration assigned to the unit in the absence of the Nursing Director/Manager and Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor. The position may also carry a patient load and applies the nursing process to deliver basic, safe, therapeutic care, for individuals or groups of patients. The Charge Nurse is assigned to a designated clinical area to assist in assuring a patient/family focused environment.

Key role responsibilities include: coordinating patient throughput, demonstrating high standards of quality patient care, holding care providers accountable to clinical and service standards. Demonstrates and coaches others to utilize critical thinking skills. Works under the direction of the department leadership to develop, implement and evaluate systems that promote cost effective, quality patient care. Quality patient care is defined as care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely, equitable, patient-centered, and evidence based. Collaborates with other health care disciplines/ departments to maintain communication and provide optimal level of patient care.
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor's degree preferred.

Licensure/Certifications: Must hold a current license from the Kentucky Board of Nursing. BLS required upon hire and ACLS within six months of hire. CCRN within 1 year of eligibility, preferred.

Experience: 1-2 years of previous charge experience preferred. Prior experience in a similar size facility with similar services provided is preferred. Previous emergency, pre-hospital or critical care preferred. The charge nurse should have the ability to carry out all responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner. Demonstrate expertise in area of clinical specialization. Excellent communication (verbal, written), interpersonal, organizational, leadership, exceptional interpersonal relations and problem solving skills required.

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