The charge nurse assists the Clinical Manager and/or Nursing Director with the management of the unit including participating in employee evaluation, staffing and scheduling, patient and preceptor assignments, oversight of resource utilization, and initiating and overseeing quality improvement activities. The charge nurse acts as a resource and provides information/education to unit staff. The charge nurse is involved in service recovery, promoting customer service to both internal and external customers. The charge nurse is a role model and proponent of the professional nurse as exemplified by their presence on the unit, participation in nursing department initiatives such as the acquisition of Magnet Certification, and organizational committee meetings.
Certifications: BLS/ACLS required. BSN required. CNOR preferred. RN licensed in the State of KY.
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: Two years of OR experience. Presents evidence of additional education preparation in leadership, skills and management