Plans, organizes, directs and controls multi-unit delivery of nursing care during assigned shift in order to promote excellence in achieving the mission, values and goals of the organization and in meeting the requirements of all applicable regulatory and/or accrediting agencies. Provides leadership, resources and support for staff during assigned shift to ensure continuity of quality patient care. Functions as a clinical resource for staff. Interprets the needs of assigned shift. Acts as the Administrative Officer, in the absence of other administrative officials, to intervene in situations requiring immediate action. Reports to the Senior Nurse Executive
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN required.
Experience: A minimum of three years recent nursing experience (recent=current or within the past year). Previous supervisory or managerial experience preferred. At least two years of acute care RN experience preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of
Primary Source Verification (if applicable): Nursing- SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR): http://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/LookupMain.aspx- or compact RN state licensing board.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff, and the public. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Constant interaction with internal and external customers to include (but not limited to) patients, families, physicians, employees and visitors.