Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital
Lubbock, TX, USA
GENERAL SUMMARY This is a leadership position that supports the values and mission of Lubbock Heart Hospital, promoting a superior experience for patients and families, medical staff, general public and other employees of the hospital. Provides supervisory support for staff working within their shift in the absence of the other management staff. Acts as a clinical resource person to hospital and medical staff. Has accountability for reporting major activities to administration and appropriate management personnel. Responsible for managing and coordinating all elements of patient care to insure efficient, service oriented, quality care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsible for screening and making referrals for on call staff during evenings, week-ends, and holidays.
Provides decision, supervisory, and clinical support to the professional staff and reports significant occurrences to the management staff of appropriate departments.
Provides reports on overall house activities to administration, the director and appropriate management personnel.
Determines priorities and coordinates activities for emergencies, disasters, and codes.
Notifies organ procurement organization when patient meet clinical criteria for notification.
Assists as needed to expedite patient flow. Such assistance to include:
Assisting with patient admissions and discharge.
Assists, as necessary, with registration and processing of outpatients.
Assists with transfers and discharge needs of pt, assist with completion of MOT when necessary, assist with chart audits, registration needs, other duties as assigned.
Assists with all elements of electronic medical record documentation.
Collaborates with hospital administration, security and other departments to promote safety and security
Analyzes workload and skill requirements to meet patient care needs. Assists with staffing decisions.
Assists with employee health and employee assistance activities in the absence of regular personnel.
Performs other related duties and assignments as needed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Graduate of accredited school of nursing (NLN).
Master’s Degree preferred
Preferred 3-5 years’ experience in an acute care setting
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Unrestricted, current state of Texas licensure required.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Knowledge of the principles and practices of patient care.
Demonstrated competence in ability to provide quality patient care.
Proven experience and expertise in clinical areas relevant to department/unit/area’s population.
Ability to assess, develop and implement nursing care plans and provide educational information.
Ability to communicate and direct support staff responsible for patient care services.
Must be competent with all elements and modules of electronic medical record that pertain to patient care.
Know how to open, read, and respond to email
Know the definitions of fundamental computer terms related to applications software and desktop PC's
Know how to manage electronic files
Know how to print electronic documents and reports
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Works in temperature controlled environment.
Must to able to read, write and speak English fluently, have cognitive skills for math, reading, filing and sterile technique skills. Vision for near, mid-range, far and accommodation. Hearing for low, medium, and high pitch.
Communication skills to deal well with employees, patients, families and physicians.
Requires physical ability for standing, sitting, crouching, kneeling, frequent walking, reaching above head and below waist.
Risks include exposure to blood and body fluids (high), contact with laser and chemicals, lifting of 30-50 pounds, and exposure to infectious disease.