Charge Nurse (RN) - IP Burn

WellStar Health System Austell, GA

About the Job

Overview


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


Responsibilities


The RN Clinical Charge Nurse 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 Practice Model, 5-Star
Nursing 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.


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. He/She possesses (advanced) clinical
expertise and utilizes this expertise to support and promote the delivery of safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient
care and serves as a partner in care.


Qualifications


Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred; National certification in area of specialty preferred


Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:
Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS and ACLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.


Required Minimum Experience:
Experience with direct patient care preferred.


Required Minimum Skills:
Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.



We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!