- - Family Birth Center
- Sidney, OH, USA
- Full Time
Directly and indirectly responsible for providing the prescribed medical and nursing treatment to patients of Wilson Health.
Hours: 5PM - 5AM
Status: Part Time
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PERFORMS ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED WITHIN SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY.
Makes staffing assignments based upon a determination of the total nursing needs of patients. The patient population would include:
The child-bearing patient
The non-infectious GYN patients
Coordinates the assignment of staff to patient census and acuity in conjunction with the Nursing Supervisor. Staffing resources, staff skill level, needs of the orientees and continuity of care must be considered.
Assigns or reassigns patient assignments in response to the changing needs of the patients. Completes the Charge nurse sheet as accurately as possible.
Reviews staffing, current shift as well as that of the next shift in conjunction with the Nursing Supervisor.
Coordinates patient flow within the department according to availability of nursing staff, room availability and equipment needs.
Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes.
Notifies the Director (unless otherwise directed) immediately of urgent problems or occurrences.
Communicates with appropriate departments or nursing supervisor when need arises for equipment or supplies.
Facilitates student experiences on the unit.
Coordinates break and lunch relief for staff.
Addresses inappropriate staff behavior during the shift and follows through with the Director.
Informs the Director of significant patient, staffing and/or unit concerns, as well as performance issues, and developmental needs of the staff.
Assists with orientation of staff to charge responsibilities as needed.
Addresses patient/family concerns in timely manner and reports those to the Director.
Expertly uses and serves as a resource for the nursing process, evidenced based practice and unit specific competencies to:
Complete the admission assessment.
Document a plan of care including patient outcome parameters and nursing orders.
Delegate patient care.
Evaluate patient care and patient's response/progress.
Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate.
Supervise patient care.
Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education.
Demonstrates service orientation through the actions of listening to and understanding the patient and their families, while anticipating patient needs and giving high priority to customer satisfaction.
Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned Patient Care Assistants (PCTs), and HUCs.
Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and health care team and serves as a role model for others.
Functions effectively as a charge nurse and oversees and manages unit functioning.
Maintains professional standards and serves as a role model by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals.
Manages shift operations within unit/department budgetary standards.
Performs daily staffing, scheduling within budget parameters.
Works with the Director to analyze data to justify and/or correct variances.
Provides leadership by delegating and supervising unit maintenance activities:
Pyxis and charge data collection
Infection control initiatives
EMR chart education
Safety and quality initiatives
KPI data collection
Delegates and enlists staff participation in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities.
Policy/procedure review and revision.
Participates in Division and Hospital committees.
Participates in Hospital and community educational activities. Identifies educational needs and plans and presents classes.
Serves as a mentor to new BirthCenter personnel
Orientation and continuing education
Clinical competency assessment
Participates in research, patient safety, quality improvement activities, and special projects.
Provides assistance to and coverage for the Director & Staff Nurse Specialist.
Actively contributes to creating and maintaining a work culture that values collaboration and teamwork.
Plans and coordinates program activities to meet regulatory standards related to:
Ohio Department of Health
Performs activities related to cluster/staff management:
Event report follow-up
Competency assessment and education
Interviewing of prospective staff
Reconciliation of billing sheets
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of an accredited nursing program.
- Must be licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio.
- Recommended experience: 2 years at Wilson Memorial hospital and the discretion of the Director
- Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, families, and health care team members.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and documentation in patient charts.
- Demonstrates ability for independent problem solving.
- Consistently displays a calm, organized approach to difficult situations.
- Serves as a role model in displaying initiative and assertiveness with positive problem solving techniques and willingly performs non-assigned duties as needed.
- Current BLS, CPR certification. NRP completion within 6 months. Completion of ACLS within one year of hire.
10. Demonstrates clinical competency in the areas of antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, intra-operative care for c/sections, instrumental deliveries and neonatal nursing through the application of the nursing process while adhering to standards of practice, policies, and procedures,.
11. Maintain fetal monitoring knowledge base with participation in the 2-day AWHONN fetal monitoring course when applicable as well as STABLE certified.
12. Obtain AWHONN membership within 6 months of obtaining position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk; smell; and hear. The employee is required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Lifting of teaching equipment and supplies will also be required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee will be working in settings involving patient care areas, offices, and the community. Patient and office equipment will generate audible alerts and other distractions. The role will require keyboard/computer/workstation duties. Patient care can provide exposure to blood borne pathogens and other clinical hazards. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of radiation.
Extended hours may be necessary based on unit needs.