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RN Charge Nurse - Pediatric Emergency Department

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

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

Responsibilities

• 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

  • Checking Pediatric, NeoNatal Cor carts and ensuring that first floor is ready to receive all patients between NeoNate and above

  • Education and Experience
  • Previous Pediatric nursing experience in an Emergency/Urgent Care environment or Pediatric critical care area.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• 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 departments.
  • 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 ED.
  • 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.
Education

• 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.

Experience

Typically, a minimum of two (2) years of professional nursing experience in a patient care setting.

Credentials

• Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state.
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)

• ACLS • PALS • NRP • ENPC • TNCC OR ATCN • CEN, CPEN or CPN preferred within 1 year of hire date.

Location
Denver Health Pediatric ED

Shift
Nights

Work Type
Full time

Pay Range

Minimum: 32.88

Midpoint: 41.11

Maximum: 49.33

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 Foundation.

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 offer.

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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