Unit Charge Nurse, Medical, 7p 7:30a

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    Lithonia, GA 30038
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    Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory nurse.

    We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet®-recognized hospitals. We're looking for passionate critical care nurses who are ready to join a team that's redefining quality nursing care. We're defining a new standard of care for humankind.

    Are YOU ready to join us?


    • 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.

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three 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.
    • Management experience preferred.
    • BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

      ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    Posting ID: 619167073Posted: 2021-05-08Job Title: Unit Charge Nurse