Emory Healthcare/Emory University Unit Charge Nurse (RN), Pulmonary Thoracic in Atlanta, Georgia
8E Pulmonary/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery
The only Lung Transplant Center in the state of Georgia
The only unit with staff trained to care for Adult Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Transplant patients
Staff are trained to provide care to patients who have complex pulmonary, thoracic and vascular surgery needs
Staff also trained to provide care to Vascular Surgery patients who require life-saving revascularization procedures
One of the hospital’s highest performers in patient satisfaction
RN Ratio 1:4 (1:3 New Lung Transplant)
24 bed unit at Emory University Hospital
APP coverage available on unit during day and coverage available on nights
Interdisciplinary Team of staff continuously collaborates to provide exceptional care to patients
The shift of this position is 7pm to7:30am
Plans, coordinates and directs the daily operations of a specific shift on a clinical unit. Supervises staff and facilitates communication with physicians and internal administrators to provide optimal patient and family-centered care.
Is recognized as a change agent and routinely leads efforts to strengthen organizational systems that support the mission, vision, and values of the department.
Adept at creative problem-solving, negotiating conflict, and collaborating with others.
Demonstrates insight, judgment, and clinically sound risk-taking. Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through example.
Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience.
Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty. Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management reports within specified time frames.
Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms. Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to provide optimal patient outcomes.
Role models time management skills through example. Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and procedures for the unit.
Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based practice. Functions as charge nurse.
Role models delegation skills to colleagues and assist them in effective delegation utilizing the Synergy model for care. Considered an expert and is viewed as a formal leader.
Mentors other Registered Nurses to the role and functions of Charge Nurse. Evaluates the use of resources and cost containment activities. Leads and coordinates team behavior between staff members and actively fosters the development of leadership skills in others. Exhibits desire to hear and understand another's point of view.
Demonstrates and role models effective communication skills. Takes a leadership role in building and maintaining an environment which fosters open and candid communication.
Serves as an arbitrator in resolution of conflicts between nursing staff. Takes appropriate action to correct unacceptable communication/behavior as needed.
Takes appropriate action to counsel employees (i.e., verbal warnings for attendance & performance issues) Coordinates unit staffing to meet the needs of the department.
Identifies one managerial problem and initiates test of change. Actively participates in preparation of regulatory agency reviews.
Assists in administrative activities such as budget planning, identifying means of cost containment, coordinating unit staffing schedules, and ensuring communication regarding areas of concern to the Unit Director.
Provides direction and guidance to less experienced staff concerning policies, scheduling, assignments, organizational skills and daily operations.
Evaluates the impact of policies on daily operations. Supports administrative decisions and facilitates daily operational issues with the staff.
Challenges and shapes systems on the unit and hospital wide to achieve best possible outcomes.
Aware of and supports units and colleagues needs through supportive and non-judgmental behaviors.
Actively empowers and advocates for nurses. Implements innovative approaches to meet the needs of patients and families.
Identifies, recognizes and responds to the needs of unit staff to ensure that staff has the resources and tools available to meet patient and family needs.
Takes appropriate action to address customer concerns and complaints (i.e., appropriate follow-up with Unit Director and risk management). Addresses escalated patient issues and refers issues to Unit Director or Patient Advocate when unable to resolve.
Monitors issues and their resolution. Identifies, initiates, and collaborates to provide needed educational programs. Develops management/ leadership focused in-service (e.g., time management, team building, conflict resolution, budget, leadership activities).
Demonstrates current evidence-based practice and disseminates information. Ensures compliance with educational requirements through scheduling, planning, and support.
Questions management practice as it relates to research. Completes performance reviews with Unit Director input as appropriate.
Incorporates Synergy model for care in nurse/patient assignments. Must meet all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.MINIMUM Qualifications:
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Two years experience as an RN with a minimum of two years of experience in the area of concentration.
Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. Certification preferred.
BLS required and ACLS may be required in designated departments. If promoted internally or hired externally, the incumbent must complete UCN/SNM criteria requirements within nine months of promotion or hire, including completion of Enhancing your Communication HLC#6488, completion of formal preceptor training workshop and enrollment in LEAP course.
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Division Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EUH Pulmon Thoracic 8E
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 74458
Job Category Nursing
Standard Hours 36 Hours
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