NaphCare, Inc. Charge Nurse - Full Time - Nights in Las Vegas, Nevada
Must hold and maintain a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of employment, as well as a valid CPR card, with a minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience in a healthcare setting, with correctional healthcare experience preferred.
Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA) and Director of Nursing (DON), the RN Supervisor/Charge/Nurse Manager is responsible for providing direct clinical nursing overnight and nursing care.
- Use knowledge and expertise to ensure that nursing processes and systems are followed appropriately according to policies and procedures, company performance, and accreditation standards.
- Work cohesively with the HSA and DON in the coordination of the healthcare delivery system, as well as other functions within the facility.
- Use all functions and applications of TechCareTM relevant to the position with no supervision, and assist with staff training as requested.
- Communicate effectively with clients, peers, and employees at all levels within the organization. Maintain clear lines of communication throughout issue-resolution processes.
- Demonstrate personal performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes, rules and regulations and organizational criteria.
- Coordinate, structure, implement, and guide the delivery of the nursing service program within the facility, including direct oversight, leadership, management, guidance, support, and evaluation of clinical performance by the LPNs, CNAs/MAs, EMTs, and RNs.
- Respond to and initiate care for medical emergencies within the facility, including the ability to perform continuous CPR until properly relieved.
- Take and document all patient history and vital signs, assist with examinations and/or treatments, and report all changes in patients' conditions to the appropriate level of healthcare provider.
- Conduct daily clinical rounds to all designated areas of responsibility to observe and review documentation, orders, and patient care plans and ensure that objectives are understood and practiced by the nursing staff.
- Assist with daily triage/sick call, minor medical/surgical procedures, and patient assessments.
- Initiate and document prescribed protocol treatment in compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, executive leaders and other stakeholders in streamlining services within the facility.
- Assist with disaster plans and emergency preparation. Adhere to and enforce all safety and security policies and procedures and participate in all applicable safety/emergency drills.
- Assist with orientation and training activities of clinical personnel. Serve as a professional role model and mentor to motivate, develop, and retain nursing staff.
- Ensure nursing practice conforms to state licensure, accreditation, and regulatory agency requirements, and company policies and procedures.
- Work in accordance with the HSA and the Director of Nursing to fulfill the contractual requirements for the delivery of quality healthcare.
- Complete at least 12 hours of CEU pertinent to correctional health care annually.
- Assist with evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the clinical services and assist in developing systems to ensure and monitor patient care and safety.
- Demonstrate professionalism by using objectivity, maintaining self-control when under pressure, separating professional from personal issues, displaying emotional maturity, maintaining a high degree of integrity, and promoting a positive work environment by setting an example.
- Participate in all monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings as assigned and required in accordance with contract compliance.
- Notify critical information to the next level of management that may have a negative impact on client and/or vendor relations or patient care.