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RN Charge Nurse - Emergency Department - Full Time/Nights in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/13/2018

Job Description

Job Objective: A Registered Nurse who exemplifies expert knowledge of nursing process, clinical skills, possesses effective planning skills, and acts in supervisory role to ensure appropriate delivery of patient care according to established standards. Must maintain competencies and be capable with the range of patients usually seen in the unit. Serves as a role model for the staff. Has an effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skill. Works effectively with the interdisciplinary team. Actively supports AVH mission, vision and values. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must meet all the established criteria for Registered Nurse competency levels as identified by clinical area.
  • Rounds on unit at least twice per shift assessing patient safety standards, quality metrics, and ensuring patient/guest relations expectations are met.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and physicians.
  • Supports and fosters positive physician relations and open communication.
  • Facilitates education, mentoring, and growth of employees.
  • Provides staff with objective feedback that supports understanding and progression of Hospital expectations and goals.
  • Adheres to Hospital policy and practices.
  • Provides assistance and/or direction to other units when required, due to patient care needs.
  • Serves as resource for other staff
  • Acts as liaison between patients, staff and interdepartmentally at all levels.
  • Provides support for greater staff accountability and responsibility.
  • Responsible for problem solving and crises intervention, relative to physicians, patients, family, and staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional and developmental growth by attending continuing education conferences and in-services.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks.
  • Delegates appropriately as deemed necessary.
  • Maintains unit environment to insure appropriate supplies are available and area is quiet, free from safety hazards, and clean.
  • Keeps management team informed.
  • Utilizes active listening.
  • Facilitates time, admission, and discharge of patients ensuring proper utilization of beds.
  • Projects appropriate staffing requirements and makes appropriate assignments.
  • Assists and/or assumes patient care as necessary.
  • Moves and accepts key changes quickly.
  • Displays, promotes, and reinforces behavior that supports organizational changes 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Participates on unit or hospital based committees
  • Other duties as assigned 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Possesses knowledge and expertise of nursing process.
  • Competence in implementing standards of care.
  • Conforms to required and appropriate regulatory requirements.

Skills

  • Meets all skills and abilities of the Registered Nurse job description.
  • Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skill and ability to follow the established Customer Service Expectations and Standards.

Abilities

  • Demonstrates and promotes the core values of AVH.
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and evidence-based practice.
  • Possesses emotional intelligence to positively handle conflict.
  • Possesses strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Knowledge of current AVH policies and procedures including legal documents pertinent to unit, use of written resources and forms and the hospital structure and resources.
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of customer satisfaction at all times.
  • Ability to comply with the Antelope Valley Healthcare District Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ability to conform to Joint Commission requirements.
  • Ability to conform with and support the Hospital performance improvement and risk management plans and policies.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible Corporate Compliance issue.
  • Ability to follow the Code of Conduct (Standards of Business Ethics and Integrity).
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education and meetings 

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Accountability                              

Action Oriented

Customer Focused

Compassion

Effective Communication 

Teamwork

Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:

Education

  • Maintains current licensure, certifications, education, and physical health standards
  • Participates in mandatory and/or optional educational activities
  • Attends staff meetings regularly and as required by assigned unit
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency on hospital information technologies used in the designated patient care area.
  • Successfully completes written and practical competencies annually or otherwise as assigned. 

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years recent ED experience 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Minimum of one year progressive experience as a licensed Registered Nurse.
  • Meets all required licensure and/or certification for the Registered Nurse as appropriate for clinical area.
  • BSN and National Recognized Certification preferred
  • MICN Required 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work often performed under stressful, emotional, and physical conditions
  • Accepts additional workload during times of unexpected circumstances, e.g., high activity, high census, and sudden emergencies
  • May be exposed to contaminated instruments that may cause infections, burns, or cuts
  • May also be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation
  • A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department. 

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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