Charge Nurse

July 5, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides nursing care and services to patients/families. Provides direction to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing assistive personnel. Delegates nursing care according to according to legal and regulatory guidelines/statutes and organizational policies.Utilizes reasonable judgment in carrying out prescribed medical orders of a practitioner. Functions as primary nurse/total… patient caregiver. Serves as resource nurse. Acts as preceptor and takes charge duties as assigned. Serves as charge nurse. Assigns work to unit/clinic staff as appropriate. Ensures unit/clinic operations and nursing care runs smoothly.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Performs charge duties.
• Identifies patient care problems and ensures follow-up.
• Sets priorities for patient and unit/clinic needs.
• Coordinates departmental activities and staff to ensure optimum patient care and resource utilization.
• Makes/documents assignments taking into account patient needs and staff competencies.
• Monitors daily staffing and adjusts according to census, acuity, and unit/clinic needs.
• Provides clear, consistent direction for staff.
• Practices professional nursing and delegates nursing tasks to nursing assistive personnel and provides direction to the LPN as appropriate.
• Utilizes nursing process to deliver care.
• Performs any task requiring nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills.
• Administers medications.
• Teaches LPNs and nursing assistive personnel special tasks of nursing care.
• Verifies staff competency to perform special tasks of nursing care as appropriate.
• Is responsible and accountable for quality of nursing rendered and adequacy of nursing care provided when special tasks are delegated to nursing assistive personnel.
• Functions as primary nurse/total patient caregiver.
• Serves as resource nurse and acts as preceptor.
• Incorporates the Maui Health Vision, Model and Values throughout their Nursing Practice.
• Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned within the scope of their practice.
• May be assigned to another cost center; that may include other work locations on a shift by shift basis to meet patient care requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience
• Minimum Nineteen (19) months of nursing experience.

Education
• Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

License, Certification, Registration
• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers OR Basic Life Support
• Registered Nurse License (Hawaii) required at hire

Additional Requirements:
• Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in teamwork, leadership, adaptability, change management, decision making, detail oriented, customer service, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, prioritization, problem solving, quality management, results orientation, system thinking, teamwork, time management, written communication competencies.
• One (1) year experience in area of specialty or completion of a formal course in area of specialty within a designated period of time after hire into the specialty.
• Specialty Areas include: Operating Room, Emergency Department, Telemetry, Intensive Care Units, Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Cardiology, Ambulatory Treatment, Diagnostic Imaging, and Oncology.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum one (1) year experience or completion of formal course in area of specialty.
• Experience working with electronic medical records.
• Coursework in basic EKG.

PrimaryLocation : Hawaii,Kula,Kula Hospital

HoursPerWeek : 40

Shift : Day

Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

WorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AM

WorkingHoursEnd : 03:30 PM

Job Schedule : Full-time

Job Type : Standard

Employee Status : Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation : S03|AFSCME|UNAC-UHCP-UNHCEH

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Job Category : Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners

Department : KULA HOSPITAL – Long Term Care – 4 – 3601

Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status