Description SHIFT: PRN SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem Facility Description: Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women's Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare. We are located on the Westside of El Paso, Texas close to the University of Texas El Paso campus. We provide exceptional patient care services to the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities, as well as Southern New Mexico and West Texas Regions. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the unit 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 unit. The Charge Nurse also provides feedback to the nursing director regarding patient care, budgetary, and strategic planning opportunities for improvement. POPULATION SERVED: Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s): Morbid obese adult with all co-morbid illness/conditions, including but not limited to: cardiac, pulmonary, renal and metabolic. Orthopedic and spine surgeries including but not limited to joint replacement, spinal fusions, laminectomies, etc. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process. Monitor and recognizes changes in the patient's behavioral and physiological status; takes appropriate action based on assessment. Utilizes professional skills and judgment in delivering and/or delegating care for a group of patients. Provides leadership and direction to all disciplines assigned to the health care team. Job specific competencies Other duties assigned. Qualifications REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS RN licensed in state of Texas/Compact state BCLS Read and write basic English with the basic skills necessary to understand and transfer physician's orders Ability to move in excess of 100 pounds, with staff assistance REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of RN program leading to licensure No experience needed PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES One year experience in Med-Surg Certification in Med-Surg, Ortho Computer skills Strong problem solving skills
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, domiciliary, intensive, intensive care, intensive care unit, registed, registered nurse, surgery, tcu, transitional
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