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RN - Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Newport News
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

Mary Immaculate Hospital (Newport News, VA)
FT Nights
$15,000 Sign on Bonus (with at least 1 year of experience)


In 1952, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital (MIH) opened its doors to provide exceptional medical care in the only faith-based hospital on the Peninsula. Since then, our mission has evolved and grown, but we have kept our focus on providing the highest quality care through innovative procedures delivered by highly skilled and caring health care professionals.

The 125-bed hospital is also a 5-star CMS rated facility and was awarded a Patient Safety Grade "A" Designation from The Leapfrog Group. As an ANCC Magnet designated facility, MIH is committed to an environment where nurses can flourish. A Joint Commission Certified Joint Center & Stroke Center, MIH is also home to an award-winning orthopedic program and has earned Blue Distinction in Bariatrics as a Center of Excellence.

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Charge Nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse with responsibility and accountability for unit operational activities. Using the Nursing process and clinical knowledge, this role will coordinate nursing and interprofessional members of the Health Care team to develop and sustains an environment that promotes excellence in clinical practice and customer satisfaction, while striving for optimal efficiency and productivity of all resources. Adjusts the schedule and patient assignments to accommodate changes in acuity, patient population, resources & care design. Provides supervision of staff, clinical support, and assumes management responsibility for the unit in the absence of the nurse manager/CCL.

II. Employment Qualifications

1. Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing school and be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia

2. Is minimally a Clinical Nurse II on our Clinical Ladder

3. BSN or BS required.

4. Must possess the knowledge of clinical, psychological, and pathophysiological theories related to nursing diagnosis and treatment, nursing policies & procedures, standards, systems & equipment as normally acquired through 18-24 months of experience.

5. Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs. and perform all functions involved in CPR

6. Must have knowledge of/demonstrate management/leadership theories, teaching skills, and understanding of group dynamics. Previous work experience in the charge nurse position or supervisory position preferred.

III. Essential Job Functions

1. Accountability, Competence and Autonomy

Maintains current knowledge of environmental safety standards and infection control; Utilizes appropriate supplies and equipment.

Demonstrates competence/knowledge of principles of growth and development for patient populations served, coordinates care to achieve optimal patient outcomes

Demonstrates depth in clinical knowledge through evidence-based practice at the unit level and begins to apply knowledge to a specific patient population.

Communicates effectively with patients and their families regarding nursing interventions and plan of care.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with other disciplines.

Delivers quality patient education regarding care and treatment, medications including side effects, and appropriate discharge instructions.

Reviews lab values and clinical data, incorporates them into plan of care and reports per policy and standard of care.

Administers medications according to policy and standard of care.

Monitors Medical Records for completeness and evidence of documentation by exception. Ensures regulatory compliance in documentation

2. Care Delivery Systems

Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Bon Secours core values and the Nursing Professional Practice Model core concepts with the ability to integrate into daily nursing practice.

Demonstrates cultural awareness by integrating patient and family values into plan of care while maintaining the patient's safety.

Actively supports excellence in service behaviors to ensure patient satisfaction with care.

Rounds on patients to evaluate safety, quality, and patient experience

Serves as a resource to staff, patients and family members to ensure effective communication

Actively involved in interprofessional collaborative practice within the care delivery system to ensure care coordination and continuity of care and optimal patient experience.

Communicates effectively and follows through with other departments as necessary to resolve operational problems

3. Assesses, supervises and directs day-to-day unit activities to ensure optimal patient outcomes

Assumes full accountability for tasks delegated to other team members. Provides clinical expertise to assist staff with patient care matters

Facilitates appropriate patient placement and safe, efficient admission, transfer and discharge processes.

Supports staff by ensuring availability of resources required to provide quality patient care

Continually evaluates quality of patient care and care environment to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Develops and integrates technical skills and service excellence.

4. Culture of Safety

Systematically promotes, evaluates and improves workplace safety for nurses and team

Models Safety first, Safety always behaviors

Involved in facility and system-wide proactive risk assessment and error management

Involved in the review, action planning and evaluation of patient safety data at the unit level

Implements and evaluates National Patients Safety Goals

Assess the unit and patient environment for general maintenance and potentially hazardous conditions and takes corrective action

5. Staffing, Scheduling and Budgeting Processes

Ensures that RN assignments, staffing and scheduling meet the needs of the patient population based on established guidelines such as ANS's Principles for Nursing Staffing

Responsible for overseeing staffing levels on a shift-to-shift basis and long term schedule planning

Arbitrates when necessary to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained

Considers skill mix an pertinent patient information when making assignments

Continually evaluates patient care, environment & staff members to achieve unit and hospital goals and targets

Considers skill mix and pertinent patient information when making assignments

Collaborates with the nurse manager, using trended data to redistribute existing resources or obtain additional nursing resources in the budgeting process

Participates in recruitment/retention assessment and planning activities.

Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations for hiring decisions

Provides input for staff performance appraisals and performance improvement plans

6. Ethics, Privacy, Security and Confidentiality

Seeks support and resources regarding ethical and legal issues as needed.

Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

Maintains and protects medical records consistent with hospital policy, Joint Commission, and state and federal regulations.

7. Models professional practice and behavior at all times

Demonstrates computer proficiency and consistently checks emails through BSHSI account.

Seeks feedback and mentoring from Clinical Care Lead/Nurse manager and other experienced nurses.

Sets professional practice goals and identifies opportunities for professional growth.

Maintains competency and knowledge by completing mandatory unit educational requirements.

Provides leadership in the charge nurse role and resources the nursing and support staff during the shift

Provides feedback and mentoring to nursing and support staff.

Creates an environment of teamwork, mutual respect, conflict management. Fosters and encourages open communication and conflict resolution among staff members. Manages conflict in a timely, direct and positive manner.

IV. Other Job Functions

1. Accepts temporary reassignments to other nursing units and performs as a reasonable prudent nurse.

2. Transports specimens, supplies and patients to and from other departments.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.

V. Working Conditions

The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Works in patient care area where there is little exposure to dust, dirt, noise, etc.

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Nights (United States of America)


Emergency Department - Mary Immaculate - Emergency Room

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information . click apply for full job details

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