RN Charge ICU in Athens, TN at Starr Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Starr Regional Medical Center

Provides nursing leadership for a specific shift and unit/area.

Provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Supervises and mentors nursing and support staff during assigned shift.

Assists in determining staffing levels and assignments based on staff availability, staff abilities, census, patient acuity and work/patient flow.

Floats between staff to assist with problem-solving.

Takes patient assignments to meet staffing needs.

Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies any issues that affect desired patient outcomes.

Responds to complaints about patient care and related services, and manages through established channels.

Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating transfers.

Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to provide safe, quality patient care.

Reports to the Nurse Manager.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Associate’sdegree in Nursing is required.

Bachelor’sdegree is preferred. 

Required License

RegisteredNurse (RN) License in the State of TN or another compact state.

Required Certifications

Thebelow certifications will be required at the time of hire:

BasicLife Support (BLS)

Thebelow certifications will be required within 6 months of hire or whentransferring into a new department with these certifications:

AdvancedCardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 

Required Skills

Requirescritical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work withminimal supervision.

Mustbe able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Mustachieve a passing score of 85% on the Medication Administration Exam.



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