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.
Provides direct supervision of personnel practicing on Nursing Units, makes patient care assignments, evaluates assignments, facilitates patient throughput, and directly observes staff performance on assigned shift.
Proactively matches existing resources seeking ways to provide patient care that supports staff and maintains a therapeutic environment
Monitors productivity and assures that staffing and resources are aligned with patient care needs.
Communicates personnel related concerns to Unit Manager.
Uses a logical, systematic approach to problems and problem-solving.
Facilitates Patient Experience best practices on the unit (hourly rounding, etc.
Maintains Unit Professional standards. Holds staff accountable for behaviors and attitudes.
Maintains confidentiality of information of the department. Assists in audits and data collection as requested.
Contributes to the efficient operation of the department.
Performs direct patient care and accepts an assigned group of patients as needed.
Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred): Position requires a Kentucky/ Compact State licensed Registered Nurse, BLS.
Experience (required and preferred): 1 year RN experience required 1 year of management experience. BSN preferred.