We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!This job assumes accountability for patient plans of care; provides and manages care to individuals and cohorts of patients within a unit; designs, implements and evaluates nursing interventions by coordinating, delegating and supervising the care provided by the healthcare team, including licensed nurses, patient care technicians and other health professionals; and facilitates effective and efficient discharge planning. Provides a significant communication link between Unit Director, staff, patients, physicians and others; serves as a resource to staff for patient care assessment and in the planning and evaluation of nursing interventions; facilitates problem resolution and collaborates with the Unit Director and other supervisory staff in assessing the quality of care provided, identifying staff strengths and weaknesses and evaluating the staff performance; serves as a liaison between staff and Clinical Nurse Specialists and other nursing resources; assumes responsibility for the cost effective and efficient use of human, environmental and material resources.
Required - Associate degree
Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - 2 years relevant experience working in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
Required - Licensed registered nurse, with current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Louisiana, Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
• Uses the nursing process effectively in the delivery of patient care
• Coordinates clinical operations on the unit
• Communicates critical issues to appropriate parties
• Manages and develops employees
• Effectively manages resources
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.