Manage department clinical outcomes, costs, and customer satisfaction in the daily care assignments and the operations of the room units. Provide direction and assistance for problem solving, to ensure adequate staffing and material resources are available.
Serves as a resource to staff in resolving patient care or systems issues, such as patient throughput, patient placement, and staffing, temporary support for procedures and trips for diagnostic testing, on a designated shift.
Functions in the charge nurse role for the department. Provides on site supervision of Nursing and tech staff to facilitate operations for assigned shift. Evaluates staffing plan for assigned shift, evaluates acuity and staffing mix needs - assigns float staff and determines low census and call back staff. Determines when call staff are utilized. Makes staffing plan for next shift.
Conducts accurate clinical assessments, identifies and prioritizes patient/ family strengths needs, and priorities, may develop implement and evaluate patient’s individualized plan of care, and modify plan to meet mutually agreed upon clinical goals and outcomes. Care is consistent with established policies, procedures, standards of care. Identifies the normal course of illness in assigned patient population recognizing and intervening when deviation occurs.
Provide support to new staff members assisting in their transition to the department environment. Provide feedback on performance or education needs to the specific department manager.
Three to four years (Nursing Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree)
License / Certification / Registration
Current Colorado or Compact State RN License
Works in a well lit, heated and ventilated area. Position requires considerable mobility throughout the facilities. Potential exposure to routine, communicable diseases through regular contact with associates and the public at large.