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Charge Nurse – RN Required - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Charge Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct nursing care in accordance with the laws governing nursing practice.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the state nursing practice act
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, and treatment goals
  • Demonstrates ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents
  • Complies with established medication policies and procedures
  • Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner
  • Receives telephone orders from mid-level practitioner/M.D. and fulfills orders per established policies and procedures
  • Reassesses patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the mid-level practitioner
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and possesses ability to perform basic drug calculations
  • Initiate Nursing Care Plan and complete comprehensive assessment of patient upon admission
  • Coordinate and complete discharge education with patients and families
  • Coordinate nursing care of residents across programs as directed by Director of Patient Services
  • Participates in treatment planning when appropriate
  • Accepts patient assignments as directed by Director of Patient Services
  • Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by LSA’s
  • Create and lead education programs for patients, families, and staff
  • Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional advancement
  • Actively participates in orientation of new employees
  • Possesses ability to recognize changes in patient status and ensures implementation of appropriate interventions
  • Verbalizes the Registered Nurse role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of at least two (2) years’ experience in the acute/post-acute hospital setting.
  • One (1) year experience as a Charge Nurse preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties
  • Certified in BLS
  • Attend aggressive behavioral management training as required by the facility
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days of hire
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