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Registered Nurse, Charge

Genesis Health Group

Registered Nurse, Charge

Davenport, IA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    RN, Charge Facility Genesis Medical Center Dav Department Medical/Pulmonary Unit Job Status Part-Time/Benefit Eligible .9 FTE Shift Evening Hours 1500-2330 Job Summary Position Title: RN, Charge Department: Medical/Pulmonary Unit Purpose: Provides shift-to-shift leadership for the practice and delivery of safe, effective, ethical and culturally-competent care for adolescent through aging adult patients with respiratory health problems. This includes support for management of human, fiscal, material, and environmental resources in accordance with hospital guidelines, organizational/nursing philosophies, and in compliance with regulatory and professional standards, including ANA Standards of Professional Performance. Key accountabilities include fostering interdisciplinary collaborative relationships; making appropriate patient care assignments; ensuring smooth shift operations; facilitating a seamless transition for the next shift that includes exchange of essential information; active participation in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities; promoting evidence-based practice through research utilization or conduct of practice research. Report To: Manager Supervisory Responsibility: Advanced Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning, or coordinating work. The employee will check the quality of work, provide guidance, instruction, training, and direction to others. The job requires some formal or official supervisory responsibility. The individual serves as a group leader and acts in an assistant supervisory or lead role. In addition, the employee is expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters. Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated. Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others POSITION SPECIFICATION Education: Associate's Degree Field Of Study: Nursing Special Training: Promotion to Administrative III or IV Charge Nurse is required within 2 years of assuming full time charge nurse position. Basic Life Support. Training Preferred: Baccalaureate degree in nursing or clinical certification Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa; Registered Nurse in Illinois within 1 year. Experience: More than 1 year experience required. Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others. Physical Demands: Very High Intensity: A main requirement of the job is physical labor. Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting more than 50 pounds. The need for physical stamina and endurance is extremely significant. The degree of physical strain produced on the job is very high. It results in considerable fatigue and requires periods of rest. Work could require very fine dexterity and extreme muscular control, involving various body postures. The position exceeds these very high intensity demands occasionally 10-35% of the time. Working Conditions: There is routine exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely. The time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day. Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes Miscellaneous:

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care