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Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center ED Charge Nurse/House Supervisor in Bluffton, Ohio

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITIONUnder the supervision of the Director of Nursing, Clinical Manager or designee, coordinates total nursing care for patients. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Provide guidance and supervision to hospital personnel, while serving as hospital administration's liaison in responding to requests/problems from associates, physicians, patients, visitors and other departments. Assists with assessing, planning, and evaluating care of patients in all age groups throughout the hospital.JOB DUTIES/ RESPONSIBLITIESDuty 1: Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care to provide for the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient.Duty 2: Establishes and maintains communication, and utilizes teaching opportunities to provide for the specific learning needs of each patient and their significant other(s).Duty 3: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessing patients and sets priorities, organizes work, and gives total patient care based on patient/departmental need.Duty 4: Demonstrates ability to perform all emergency department procedures and can perform nursing tasks efficiently.Duty 5: Demonstrates accountability and leadership in the performance of LPN's, Nurse Aides, and Secretaries to ensure quality of patient care and promotion of team collaboration.Duty 6: Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure quality job performance and hospital compliance.Duty 7: Maintains all department and unit specific competencies for provision of patient care.Duty 8: Displays Service Excellence as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promote patient satisfactionDuty 9: Collaborates with physician regarding patient condition, orders, treatment plan, and anticipated needs to ensure exceptional patient care.Duty 7: Acts as an administrative liaison between patient, family, physicians and ancillary departments, and during disasters or hospital wide emergency situations.Duty 8: Coordinates after hours call-ins and staffing and is accountable for controlling hospital costs by assuring appropriate utilization of both human capital and durable medical supplies.Duty 9: Keeps department Directors/Managers informed of facility activity, personnel problems and patient conditions as well as anDuty10: Effectively communicates with all departments, physicians and personnel to resolve situations effectively and efficiently.Duty 11: Responds to all emergency events such as code blue. REQUIREMENTS* Graduate of an approved school of nursing and a current Ohio RN license. * BCLS certification (within 6 months of hire) * ACLS certification (within 6 months of hire) * PALS certification (within 6 months of hire) * NRP certification (within 6 months of hire) * TNCC certification (within one year of hire) * Proficient in infant, pediatric, and adult airway management * Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required. * Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures PREFER

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