Charge Nurse (RN)
Company: University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: June 26, 2022
University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be
recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation
Hospitals in 2021!UH Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture
between University Hospitals and Kindred Healthcare, bringing
together the expertise of both world-class organizations. Our goal
is to restore lives, helping patients regain their independence so
they can return home. Our 50-bed, state-of-the-art acute inpatient
rehabilitation hospital is dedicated to the treatment and recovery
of individuals who have experienced a variety of conditions.JOB
SUMMARY:The Charge Nurse is a registered nurse who works in
coordination with nursing leadership. - The Charge Nurse is the
first line support for staff, physicians and other related
providers on clinical issues and provides assessment,
prioritization and direction of activities to meet the challenging
demands of the hospital units. - Following the direction of the
Chief Nursing Officer, he or she assumes accountability for
fostering the established professional practice and care delivery
models through directing, coaching and mentoring the nursing staff.
- The Charge Nurse implement's unit specific strategies as well as
colleague specific practice remediation that results in achieving
specific clinical quality and patient safety outcomes. This role
also collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer on clinical
development (employee relations, individual behaviors, physician
relationships, etc.) and is the clinical support for the department
when the Chief Nursing Officer is unavailable. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Completes routine audits to assure
accurate and timely documentation in Cerner and UDS in order to
meet compliance standards.Assists the Nurse Manager in annual
evaluations by providing feedback on clinical performance.
Identifies educational opportunities for the nursing staff based on
clinical needs identified and verbalized by nursing staff.Educates
and monitors all staff regarding accurate and complete QI
documentation to capture accurate burden of care.
Assists in QI education for licensed
Acts as key player in daily stand up
clinical meeting to communicate/identify patient status.
Acts as a clinical resource and
mentor for nurses in caring for medically complex patients in the
Assists nursing staff with
patient/family teaching needs. Coordinates educational resources to
help decrease readmissions to acute care hospital within 30 days of
documentation/orientation training for all new licensed nursing
Conducts scheduled remediation
sessions for nursing staff with identified documentation
Participates in Continuous Quality
and Performance Improvement (CQPI).
Ensures the nursing department staff
performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety.
Assures and assists with nursing
participation in interdisciplinary team conferences.
Assists in making nursing staff
assignments, based on patient acuity and competency for staff.
Adheres to staffing matrix
Performs timely and accurate QI
May need to take a partial or full
assignment based on staffing matrix. -
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited registered
nurse program with current licensure in the state, BSN preferred.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support required. (ACLS for TX)Mandatory
child and adult abuse certificate requiredCertified Rehabilitation
Registered Nurse (CRRN) preferred.Minimum of two years of
experience in rehabilitative or acute care setting and/or
demonstrates leadership ability.Demonstrated ability to plan,
coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel;
effective oral and written communication skills, in English with
additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer
Keywords: University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital, Cleveland , Charge Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio
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