Coordinates the delivery of quality nursing care for patients from birth through the lifecycle, as well as operational issues during his/her shift. Provides clinical care as needed when census demands. Communicates patient care, departmental issues, and staff concerns to the appropriate leader(s). Serves as resource for guidance and assistance to the staff.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
One year of nursing experience in a hospital setting required.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
Two or more years of nursing experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
BLS certification required.
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable. See addendum.
Demonstrated clinical competency.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALITY AREAS:
NRP certification required.
ACLS and AWHONN Fetal Monitoring certification (L&D only)
ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire date
Two or more years varied perioperative services experience
PreOp/PACU/ENDO/CSU – ACLS required within 6 months of hire date; PALS required within 6 months of hire date if unit provides care to pediatric patients.
ED, Critical Care & designated stroke Medical/Surgical Units:
Knowledgeable in assessment, planning, treatment, and evaluation of patients experiencing stroke or stroke-like symptoms
Provides appropriate stroke related education and Stroke Education Booklet to patients and/ or family/ caregiver with discussion on risk factor reduction
Knowledgeable in stroke performance measures and relationship to patient outcomes
Communicates with the multidisciplinary team and assists with coordination of care of the stroke / TIA patient
Completes required 4 hours of stroke related education annually and demonstrates competency with performing the MEND exam