The Charge Nurse is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift and is responsible and accountable for directing and facilitating the flow of patient care activities of the department/area. This position manages individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. This position is responsible for the delivery of quality care in designated surgical services area while meeting standards as set forth by the State, regulatory agency and facility policies and procedures. This position promotes teamwork with all surgical team members and other departments. This position manages supplies and equipment effectively.
- Performs all responsibilities/duties required by surgical services as defined in the scope of service to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.
- Assumes responsibility for daily personnel assignment/monitoring patient care and overall unit activities, in accordance with established standards.
- Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.
- Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.
- Evaluates the identified problems, care provided and patient's responses are reassessed to meet patient and family needs to ensure overall quality of care delivered.
- Maintains up to date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, to ensure quality care.
- Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.
- Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure.
- Supports Professional Governance through engagement and support of the Unit Based Council and other nursing councils.
- Associates Degree Nursing Required or Technical Diploma/Certificate Nursing Required. Bachelor's Degree Nursing Preferred.
- 2 years Clinical nursing experience in a surgical services area Required.
- Registered Nurse Licensed State of Florida or eligible compact state license Upon Hire Required.
- BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS) American Heart Association Upon Hire Required.
- Demonstrated proficiency in critical care nursing, knowledge and skills. (High proficiency)
- Capable of adapting to a changing environment, including emergency situations.
- Organizational skills are essential due to the changing status of the patient and the environment.
- Possesses effective organizational, decision and problem solving skills in own practice and when supervising others.
- Must be able to return to the hospital/facility within 30 minutes of a Callback.
Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.