Directs and supervises staff in the delivery of patient care for all shifts. Functions in collaboration with the director/manager to assure services are provided in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner that enhance patient safety, quality, and patient/employee/physician satisfaction. Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Maintains effective staffing patterns to meet patient care needs within budget parameters.
- Assists with development and completion of annual staff competencies, job care requirements, and medical record deficiencies. Monitors compliance and takes action in the case of non-compliance.
- Identifies educational needs for staff and facilitates employee attendance at annual required education programs.
- Provides ongoing positive and constructive feedback and coaching for employees.
- Accountable to meet best practice standards as approved by SSEC (Surgical Services Executive Committee)
- Promotes cooperative working relationships with peers, superiors and subordinates.
- Is objective and impartial in performance of supervisory responsibilities.
- Ensures unit activities are conducted in compliance with specific labor regulations/contracts.
- Assists in review, revision, and maintenance of policies and procedures by using research based practice in accordance with the regulatory standards.
- Uses creative solutions to resolve problems and keep operations running smoothly.
- Coordinates resources within the parameters defined in the budgeting process.
- Assumes responsibility for own professional growth (i.e., review of current literature, attendance at continuing education programs and seminars)
- Obtains information, performs assessment, and develops and implements effective plan of care to meeting age specific needs of the age populations served.
- Liaison to patients, families, community, staff, care providers, and other agencies.
- Maintains a working knowledge of AORN, Joint Commission, MHA, CMS and Core Measure standards, oversees compliance.
- Minimum three (3) years OR experience.
- Minimum two (2) years charge nurse/leadership experience.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota.
- ACLS, BLS, PALS, Incident Command System (ICS) Series 100, 200, and 700 or acquire within one year.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Nursing.
- Certification in nursing specialty.
- Knowledge of process improvement techniques and change implementation.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Experience with teaching groups, education, and program development desired.
Demonstrated effectiveness in management and leadership. Participation in appropriate professional organization. Must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills
- The ability to manage personal stress; emotions to respectfully interact with others during difficult situations
- The ability to deliver, receive, and analyze written and verbal communication skills from a variety of sources in an exemplary manner
- The ability to provide care adjusting approaches to reflect cultural differences of patient population served.
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