Apr 02, 2020

Charge Nurse - Culpeper, VA

  • University of Virginia Health System
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
Nursing

Job Description

The Charge Nurse oversees nursing care of patients Clinical Practice Group practices. The incumbent supervises and oversees the clinical quality, assists in the training of staff, and evaluates clinical staff in conjunction with the Office Managers. In addition, the Charge Nurse works closely with the CPG Management Team to enhance overall patient flow and staff efficiency and competency. Serves as a positive role model fostering a team approach. Position responsibilities include a combination of office and clinical settings.

  • Works in conjunction with the medical staff and nursing to facilitate patient management through the healthcare system. Assists in establishing an efficient and effective patient flow. Communicates and collaborates effectively with patient, family and members of the health care team
  • Documents in Electronic Medical Record in a comprehensive and timely manner.
  • Functions as an EPIC SuperUser and subject matter expert. Provides direct support through education and training to clinical staff.
  • Supports travel or practice based providers in the role of Patient Care Specialist II or Team Care Assistant as required.
  • Coordinates staff education, competency assessment, and training and maintenance of office, laboratory, and medical equipment.
  • Provides oversight and supervision to float/training staff to include coordination of work schedule and assignments, as well as delegate task as needed.
  • Aid in monitoring of compliance with Workmed and BLS requirements and protocols
  • Participates in interviewing, hiring and orientation of new employees as needed.
  • Establishes and participates in CPG Quality Improvement Program and policies and procedures.
  • Receives pharmaceutical, medical supply and equipment requests for evaluation. Researches and evaluates options to determine most appropriate and cost effective solution.
  • Provides management and oversight of vaccine ordering and inventory tracking. Assists with management of state funded vaccine program.
  • Participates in establishing clinical operational goals for the CPG network, both long and short term
  • Participates in preparation of the annual operations budget
  • Research of new clinical services to determine impact to operations as related to cost, implementation, training.
  • Responsible for oversight of OSHA and Universal Precautions compliance and outside clinical issues (CDC, new services, health departments, patient education).

Performs other tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing Preferred

Experience:

  • Two years previous clinical office experience. Must have experience operating electrocardiogram and other medical equipment and in the performance of Point of Care testing.

Licensure:

  • Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience utilizing a personal computer.
  • Electronic Medical Record knowledge and experience preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines and Universal Precautions protocols.

Ability to problem solve and conduct research

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 - 100lbs. May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.