Under limited administrative direction, supervises nursing staff and provides expert nursing care to patients with health problems ranging from complex to multi-complex.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Supervises nursing staff on a shift and ensures safe and effective nursing care is provided to assigned patients.
Ensures the oncoming shift has adequate nursing personnel to meet identified patient care needs; arranges for staff to work overtime shifts for personnel shortages based on minimum staffing requirements; assists in the development of monthly personnel schedules.
Assists in determining work assignments based on nursing resources and identified patient care needs.
Assists with revision of policies and procedures.
Evaluates, documents and counsels staff on a designated shift regarding job requirements and work performance; assists with employee evaluations and recommends appropriate personnel actions.
Conducts meetings with staff on a designated shift to discuss patient care and unit concerns.
Ensures educational offerings and experiences are available to staff.
Develops quality assurance indicators.
If pertinent to the area, will be responsible for updating operating room procedure cards for specialty areas.
Ensures orientation of new employees to a unit.
Monitors productivity targets established by the department.
Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing. BSN required.
Experience: 1.5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting which includes at least 6 months charge experience.
License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current RN License issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing, or a current multistate compact RN License (eNLC). Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire. ACLS (American Heart Association) within 1 year of hire, ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate within 1 year of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing theory, practices, techniques, procedures and standards plus the principles of supervision. Skill in planning and organizing nursing care, applying advanced nursing clinical skills, maintaining records and charts, preparing written reports and in maintaining effective working relationships with others.
Internal Number: R0009695
About OU Health
Oklahoma’s leader in patient care, education and research, OU Medicine is locally owned and operated, with more than 100 years of history and a firm focus on the future. Here, you will address the most complex cases with highly advanced care and the latest technology. You can participate in research and pioneering procedures that no other organization in the state offers. And you will provide compassionate, patient- and family-centered care that supports everyone in our community. Help us discover new ways to deliver care, while building a truly remarkable career.