RN Charge Nurse - Pediatric Emergency Department
Company: Denver Health
Posted on: September 15, 2021
Under minimal supervision, performs supervisory functions over
professional nursing and support staff in an inpatient unit,
specialty clinic, or treatment program in various patient care
settings. Under general supervision, adheres to the American Nurses
Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and
performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015) to provide care to
all patients. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies,
procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the
health care team to promote excellence in patient safety and
quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas
in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder /
Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
The PEDUC Charge Nurse is responsible for department flow and
oversite of frontline employees in a Level II Pediatric Trauma
Emergency Department and Urgent Care.
The Charge Nurse facilitates patient flow in the Emergency
Department and Urgent Care settings.Is a resource for staff in
regards to patient care and ensuring that all patients in the PEDUC
receive outstanding care.In addition, the Charge Nurse is
responsible for staffing the department 24/7, working with the
hospital ACC and the adult ED to ensure that all patients receive
the best care.The Charge Nurse is expected to work with Physician
leadership, residents and students to maintain a good working
relationship and a collegial department
• Oversite of department/unit for assigned shift including
adherence to policy • Delegation of duties amongst nursing and
support staff • Preparation of daily staffing assignments •
Oversite of patient care, admissions and discharges • Oversite of
daily operations and escalation of communications • Mentoring •
Evaluation and documentation of performance of nursing staff •
Facilitate patient flow • Rounding for positive patient experience
• Other duties as assigned per unit addendum
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Checking Pediatric, NeoNatal Cor carts and ensuring that first
floor is ready to receive all patients between NeoNate and
Education and Experience
- Previous Pediatric nursing experience in an Emergency/Urgent
Care environment or Pediatric critical care area.
• Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process
/ Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body
standards. • Strong understanding and display of the principals of
customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community
• Ability to assist in identifying ways to promote quality
patient-centric care and maintain Denver Health's high level of
patient satisfaction. [Nursing Vision Statement] • Ability to work
effectively in a team matrix environment. Ability to communicate
clearly and effectively at all levels and in a cross functional
environment. • Ability to work closely with multidisciplinary
staff, charge nurses, clinical nurse educator(s), and Nursing
Managers, providers,, executive leadership to provide care to
patients with respect to their uniqueness using informed judgment,
competence, individual qualifications, and collaboration with the
health care team. • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of
assessment findings as they relate to the disease process and
continuum of care. • Supports compliance with national patient
safety goals, accrediting agency standards, and quality
initiatives. • Evaluates practice in relation to professional
standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental
policies, standards of care, and regulatory • Promotes quality care
by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of healthcare
consumer/family response or changing condition.
- Charge Nurse must have expertise and knowledge the rules and
regulations governing Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care
- Must have an understanding of Pediatric and Adult Emergency
Department's needs and ability to work with Adult Emergency
Department to care for Pediatric Patients that arrive in the Adult
- Ability to interact with multiple departments, specialties and
disciplines to provide care and ensure that patients and families
are receiving the most appropriate care for the situation.
• Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
• Associate's Degree (Required) Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
candidates may apply if enrolled in a BSN program, and complete a
BSN within 3 years from date of hire.
• Completion of an accredited nursing education program that
satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of
Nursing for Registered Nurses.
Typically, a minimum of two (2) years of professional nursing
experience in a patient care setting.
• Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or
a participating compact state.
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
• ACLS • PALS • NRP • ENPC • TNCC OR ATCN • CEN, CPEN or CPN
preferred within 1 year of hire date.
Denver Health Pediatric ED
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a
pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment
has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health
care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level
I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911
emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18
school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a
Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution,
Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided
billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is
viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on
hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar
for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals
and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away
from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is
an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal
employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an
EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a
veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or
local protected class.
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