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.
1. Coordinates delivery of quality nursing care to include facilitating patient flow in coordination with Bed Control, Patient Access, or Administrative Supervisor to include triage, admissions, discharges, and transfers.
2. Monitors patient care delivery, to include appropriate implementation of protocol, administration of medications, and treatment modalities.
3. Communicates patient flow/patient care issues to appropriate physician and/or clinical manager.
4. Coordinates issues of diversion, as appropriate.
5. Coordinates equitable distribution of staff assignments based on skill mix, staffing levels, patient diagnosis, volume, and acuity. Adjusts assignments as needed during the shift.
6. Fairly and equitably administers departmental and hospital policies.
7. Assists the clinical manager, as necessary, to ensure appropriate staffing levels and most efficient use of staffing plan.
8. Monitors census and appropriately anticipates the need to assume clinical role as needed.
9. Maintains a high level of clinical competency in administering nursing care to include accurate determination of patient’s acuity and Implements appropriate medical response to include use of protocols/policies/pathways.
10. Promptly reports issues that cannot be resolved during the shift to clinical manager, with suggestions for resolution.
11. Ensures that system issues involving other departments, that can cause decreased quality of care or productivity, are reported to the clinical manager.
12. Promotes customer satisfaction by responding to service issues in a timely and effective manner.
13. Serves as a resource and a role model for the nursing and ancillary staff on the assigned unit.
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 or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.
BLS certification required.
Two or more years of nursing experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.