HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Charge, Registered Nurse - Postpartum Days in Austin, Texas
Unit Description:This 56-bed Postpartum unit supports couplet care. Lactation consultants are available seven days a week to encourage and support breast-feeding. All nurses are NRP/STABLE certified and actively involved in patient education.
Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the unit's Director or designee the Charge Nurse assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions in the unit on his/her designated shifts. In collaboration with other members of the management team, this individual is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the quality of patient care services provided in the unit. The Charge Nurse assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions during the designated shift, functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual members of the nursing unit. The Charge Nurse assumes responsibility for the overall quality of nursing care provided when she/he is on duty. The Charge Nurse makes decision regarding activities within these areas based on Administrative Operational Standards, Nursing Standards, Human Resources Standards, and Standards of Care for the unit, in collaboration with other members of the management team.
Knowledge & Skills: Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols as required by both HCA and North Austin Medical Center. Establishes priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature.
Education and Experience: Required:Graduate of accredited nursing school; 6 months experience in Staff RN role Preferred:1 year experience in Staff RN role & charge experience
Certification and Licenses: Required:Texas RN license; BLS certification issued from the American Heart Association *Preferred:ACLS
Title: Charge, Registered Nurse - Postpartum Days
Location: Texas-Austin-North Austin Medical Center
Requisition ID: 08224-49324