Apr 27, 2022

Unit Coordinator (Charge Nurse) - Unit 42 Inpatient Internal Medicine

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

locationsKansas City, KS
time typeFull time
posted onPosted 30+ Days Ago
job requisition idR-15105

Position Title

Unit Coordinator (Charge Nurse) - Unit 42 Inpatient Internal Medicine

Days - Full Time, Nights - Full Time

Main Campus

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Position Summary / Career Interest:

Provides charge nurse responsibilities, including assignments, management of throughput, staffing to matrix, and responding to patient and staff needs. Manages a patient care assignment as indicated by patient care needs. Assists with hiring, education and performance evaluation of the staff. Works with the Nurse Manager and Human Resources in performance management counseling and discipline of staff. Instructs staff and ensures compliance with standards through daily on-going monitoring and performance management. Serves as a role model and mentor for excellence in clinical practice and patient and employee satisfaction. Takes personal responsibility for achieving productivity targets and budget compliance. Has primary involvement and responsibility for unit performance improvement activities and outcomes.

33 bed medical surgical unit that provides care to patients with an array of medical conditions, including various organ failure disorders, respiratory complications, infections, psychosocial conditions, and many other various diagnoses. We emphasize teamwork and collaboration to provide optimal care for our vast patient population.

Our unit officially opens in February 2022. We are excited to build our foundation on the health system’s mission and vision, which focuses on discovery, leadership, and collaboration. Whether new to healthcare or full of experience, we learn from and with each other, and incorporate what we learn to better care for our patients. We embrace change and best practice, and personalize our patient care. Each shift brings learning opportunities and chances to grow professionally and contribute to humanity.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides charge nurse responsibilities, including assignments, management of throughput, staffing to matrix, and responding to patient and staff needs.
  • Manages a patient care assignment as indicated by patient care needs.
  • Assists with hiring, education and performance evaluation of the staff.
  • Works with the Nurse Manager and Human Resources in performance management counseling and discipline of staff.
  • Instructs staff and ensures compliance with standards through daily on-going monitoring and performance management.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor for excellence in clinical practice and patient and employee satisfaction.
  • Takes personal responsibility for achieving productivity targets and budget compliance.
  • Has primary involvement and responsibility for unit performance improvement activities and outcomes.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Preferred:

  • 2 years of clinical experience
  • Professional Nursing Certification

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-15105

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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