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Charge Nurse(RN)- Acute Care- Surgical Trauma Med Surg

Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Significant Sign-On Bonus and Relocation assistance offered for qualified experienced RNs. Calling all RN's ! Come grow with us in a charge role at Wellstar with opportunity to grow and be supported as a leader! Thanks so much for all you are doing for our community. We invite you to join our team with a commitment to a culture of care and compassion. We are Wellstar! We are PeopleCare! Ask about our enhanced benefits and highly competitive salary packages! Fulltime Charge RN 7p-7a The RN Clinical Charge Nurse Fulltime 7p-7a for our progressive Inpatient Surgical Trauma Med Surg floor ( supporting one of the largest most successful trauma centers in the Southeast) is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Nursing Practice Model and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. Expectations of practice include: accountability; responsibility and authority for the practice of nursing; effective teamwork; delegation; communication; respect; personal development; and development of team members.The role contributes to the establishment and maintenance of practices that ensure excellence in patient care, provides for the efficient use of resources, and undertakes leadership task such as staff schedules, unit patient flow, subject matter expertise for clinical concerns, physician rounding, committee involvement, survey readiness, and other task as assigned by the manager, which are basic to the department's ability to function in a smooth and effective manner.The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a resource to other areas opportunity to learn about operational functionality and hospital/facility awareness. He/she is assists in the growth and development of team members in the unit to help build department skills sets and to inspire expertise. This leader brings with him or her ability to build rapport between nurses and physicians to continue service to the patients and is a role model to others.It is expected that all RN Clinical Charge Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals. R --- Wellstar is the largest provider of trauma services in the metro area, operating four trauma centers (Atlanta Medical Center, Kennestone Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Cobb Hospital). Wellstar Kennestone Hospital operates the busiest Emergency Department (ED) in the state and second largest ED in the country, capable of accommodating up to 600 patients daily and 220,000 patients yearly. For Direct Patient Care positions, Indicate American Heart Association or American Academy of Ped Pals

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education : Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as and Associate Degree/Diploma Nurse; Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred. Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position. National certification in area of specialty preferred. (Dependent on area of Service may require additional certification such as ACLS, PALS.) For Direct Patient Care positions, Indicate American Heart Association or American Academy of Ped Pals Required Minimum Experience: One year of nursing experience required, two years preferred. Experience as relief charge with clinical expertise preferred.

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Alpharetta , Charge Nurse(RN)- Acute Care- Surgical Trauma Med Surg, Healthcare , Alpharetta, Georgia

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