This position is accountable for the daily patient care operations of the assigned department, working under the direction of the Nurse Manager on assigned shifts. Responsible for daily patient care assignments, maintaining clinical standards of care, maintaining labor productivity and supervision of the patient care environment; supporting the care team. Supports the activities of the Nurse Manager. Maintains positive inter- and intra-departmental relationships. Directs patient throughput activities in the assigned unit. Maintains evidence-based nursing practices to achieve desirable patient outcomes in accordance with the Kentucky Nurse Practice Act. nurse as exemplified by their presence on the unit, participation in nursing department initiatives such as the acquisition of Magnet Certification, and organizational committee meetings.
Performs direct patient care and accepts an assigned group of patients as needed.
Certifications: Current license in Kentucky. CPR required. Specialty certifications required based upon unit specifications.
Education: BSN required. Graduation from an accredited/approved school of nursing. Credentials in specialty area preferred.
Experience: Two years of patient care experience preferred in specialty area. Must be knowledgeable of current nursing practices.