Sep 17, 2020

Charge Preceptor, Mother Baby

  • Northside Hospital
  • West Paces Ferry/Northside, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA

Job Description


As a Charge Nurse, coordinates daily activities and distribution of work in area during scheduled shift; as a Preceptor Nurse, acts as a professional educator and resource for new employees, demonstrating clinical expertise and competence.

  • Assists in the ongoing development and administration of hospital and department Quality Improvement program.
  • Regularly performs the duties and responsibilities of the Staff Registered Nurse for patients of all age groups (See Staff Registered Nurse job description).
  • When serving as Preceptor Nurse, serves as a role model and resource to the nursing staff. Also works with the manager and Nurse Clinician to ensure a well-planned and implemented orientation and training program for new employees. Identifies and recommends training needs of staff, and participates in developing new training programs.
  • When serving as Charge Nurse, coordinates daily activities and distribution of work in specific area assigned. Makes shift assignments taking into account patient acuity, area staffing needs, and staff qualifications. Initiates staffing as needed for next shift.
  • May oversee care provided by Staff Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Unit Secretaries, Clinical Associates, and Technicians on assigned shift.
  • Assists in directing unit activities in emergency/disaster situations, such as a fire or code blue.
  • Assumes area management responsibilities for shift as assigned. Ensures that policies
  • Reports pertinent information to the on‑coming Charge Nurse, Supervisor, or Manager concerning shift occurrences.
  • Participates in the unit Quality Improvement activities.
  • Serves as a communication liaison between staff, patients, physicians, and families.
  • Assists Nurse Manager in control of the budget.
  • Maintains familiarity with nursing care issues relating to medical problems, surgical procedures, and diagnostic studies, and technical training in use of equipment pertinent to area.
  • Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/visitor/patient injury‑accident to Manager.
  • Assists in the ongoing development and administration of hospital and department Quality Improvement program.
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