Charge Nurse

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Clinton, MD

About the Job

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you to join our team! 

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for an experienced Charge Nuse to join our renowned team! 

 

 
  • Job Summary
    • Accountability and responsibility for leadership, direction, and management on an assigned nursing unit on a designated shift.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • BSN Degree preferred, Associates Nursing Degree accepted, BSN within 2 years of hire into the position
      • Minimum of 3 years of nursing experience in a healthcare environment.
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    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Current Maryland RN State License
      • Current BLS-CPR
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    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.  Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Responsible for the practice of professional nursing and the delivery of nursing care 24 hours/day on assigned inpatient units.
      • Establishes the clinical direction for nursing care delivery, provides clinical supervision, and is responsible for quality outcomes.
      • Responsible for all aspect of personnel management and development.
      • Responsible for attaining and maintaining adherence in prescribed regulatory standards.
      • Ability to maintain professionalism, tact, and diplomacy in communicating.
      • Ability to direct, delegate, and coordinate nursing activities to achieve effective and cost effective patient/family care outcomes.
      • Ability to communicate effectively across all disciplines intra and interdepartmental to improve patient outcomes.
      • Ability to coordinate unit operations with other departments/disciplines to provide effective and efficient care.
      • Ability to develop, monitor and administer unit operating and capital budgets.
      • Knowledge, skill, and ability to use the following Safe Lift Equipment: Viking, Sabina, Ergo slide, Hoyer lifts, and Golvo.  Gait belts, vital sign machine, and weighing scales.  Telemetry monitors and screens.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Provide leadership and direction to the staff on the patient care unit while supporting and actualizing the goals of the department, division, and hospital services.
    • Ensures the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes on the patient unit.
    • Recruits and retails competent, compassionate nursing staff while monitoring performance standards and promoting fair labor practices.
    • Promotes a work environment that demonstrates accessibility of safe equipment and adequate supplies in an efficiently arranged physical setting.
    • Participates in continuous quality improvement and risk management programs at the unit level in a collaborative manner with multi-disciplinary team.
    • Monitor fiscal budget to control operational and capital expenditures while monitoring and adjusting staffing patterns to improve unit productivity.
    • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provide mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
    • Ensures that the competence of all staff members are assessed, maintained, demonstrated and improved continually as directed by the nurse Director on the designated shift.
    • Implements staff pattern based on census, acuity, and staff competency to provide safe patient care.
    • Required to plan, schedule and assign staff equitably on an ongoing basis.
    • Serves as a clinical expert and resource for the nursing staff by acquiring new knowledge and maintaining current clinical competence.
    • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.