A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and indirect care of the patient. Responsible for assigned shift and formulate a plan and execute with oncoming staff leader as department requires.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. De-escalation training, if applicable.
Clinical experience required. Evidence of leadership abilities required.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; and applicable knowledge of those areas requiring special education.
Minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee
BLS completed prior to going to unit/department and maintained going forward.
Unit specific approved certification.
Certified training as required by area of practice.
Note: certification by specialty within 1 year of exam eligibility for area of practice.
The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.
Department Position Summary:
Daily operations of unit when scheduled to include but not limited to:
Maintains continuous updates to Visual Management Board
Ensures bedside reporting occurring daily
Accountable for HCAHPs initiatives are implemented
Execute and ensure adherence appropriate bundles for CLABSI, CAUTI etc are adhered to
Ensure Hand Hygiene is completed wash in and wash out, and bare below the elbows in clinical areas
Participates and leads committees and quality initiatives
Ensure that the area is maintained according to established standards and guidelines at all times
Accountable for TJC compliance and appropriately escalates problems relating to rules and regulations in a timely and effective manner.
Enforces hourly rounding and bedside shift report
Deescalate situations and implement service recovery
Accountable for unit specific metrics and tracks progress in meeting goals and objectives.
Assist in recruitment and retention of staff on unit
Assist with on boarding of new staff to the department
Identify and monitors staff to develop as Clinical Staff Leaders.
Facilitate open and effective communication with ancillary departments and medical staff
Communicate areas of concerns appropriately to leadership and actively identify solutions for correction
Appropriate delegation of tasks based on skill level of individual
Identify clinical staff leaders and develop plan of action to assist in their growth
Coach and counsel staff to enhance performance
Conducts performance reviews in collaborative Department management
Collaborates with Director/Manager to facilitate monthly staff meetings
Facilitate appropriate orientation opportunities/experiences for new staff
Identify all education opportunities for self and staff members
Assist in the development of staff members by continuously reviewing the care they provide and offer constructive feedback
Manage productivity by flexing staffing based on census and acuity
Analyze adequate staffing for shift and next 24 hours
Monitors supply cost to maintain within budget
Adhere to established PAR levels
Responsible for timely patient placement according to department matrix
Complete Kronos per guidelines
Updates daily schedule timely to reflect actual staffing
Monitor time and attendance and take corrective action with staff not adhering to policy
Communicate effectively with Physicians and service lines
Assist with community outreach programs and opportunities (ie Health Fairs, community events, etc.)
Demonstrates mastery of patient care, including assessment, treatment, care planning, patient education
and evidence-based practice.
Leads by example of good work habits and effective professional relationships.
Actively embraces change emphasizing positive interactions.
Erlanger Medical Center