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RN Charge Nurse NICU (Nights)

Company: NORTHWEST TEXAS
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:?The?Charge?Nurse?(CN)?functions under?the supervision of?the?Director.?The?Charge Nurse?(CN) assures provision of care?to an?assigned patient population?in a professional?manner, utilizing?the?nursing process and?the principles ?of ?continuous? quality ?improvement ?in ?collaboration ?with ?other ?health ?team??members.??The ?Charge Nurse?(CN) ?is?responsible?for?management?of staff, physicians, and patients?for a?designated unit.?Supports an?organizational culture?for Service Excellence and practices?the Service Excellence?Standards?to?all?customer?groups? Develops,?implements, and evaluates an age-appropriate plan of care utilizing?the nursing process, clinical skills, and patient education. Maintains professional behavior?when dealing?with?issues or conflicts, utilizing appropriate?resources,?as needed. Provides an environment conducive?to safety?for patients,?families, ?visitors, ?and ?employees.??The ?RN ?will ?assess??risks ?to ?patient ?safety? and ?implement ?the appropriate precautions.?The?Charge Nurse?(CN)?will?comply?with appropriate and?approved standards, as outlined by?the organization and accrediting agencies.?The?Charge Nurse?(CN)?will comply?with safety and?injury prevention?standards?to?minimize?risk?to self, co-workers, patients,?and?visitors.? ?The concepts?of?the patient centered?care delivery?model?will?provide?the?foundation?for all nursing care. The?Charge Nurse?(CN) functions under the supervision of the Supervisor ? Medical / Surgical Services. The?Charge Nurse?(CN)?assures provision of care to an assigned patient population in a professional manner, utilizing the nursing process and the principles of continuous quality improvement in collaboration with other health team members. The?Charge Nurse?(CN)?is responsible for management of staff, physicians, and patients for a designated unit. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups. Northwest?is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team.? The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care.? We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times.? Join us to make a difference. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMERNorthwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program. Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility. BLS (or obtained during orientation) and maintain certification throughout employment Current state nursing license or permit to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Pediatrics:

  • PALS within 3 months of hire. Certification must be maintained throughout employment
  • Chemotherapy class within 12 months of hire; repeat class every 2 years and maintain throughout employment Pediatric Intensive Care Unit:
  • PALS within 3 months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment
  • Chemotherapy class within 12 months of hire; repeat class every 2 years and maintain throughout employment Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:
  • NRP within 3 months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment
  • STABLE within 6 months of hire; repeat renewal class every 2 years until 10 years? experience.? Class may be taken anytime within the year of expiration.?
  • 90% score on neonatal medication exam ? employees will have two chances to pass with remediation material available

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