This position is responsible forpatient care coordination on designated shift in assigned department withcollaboration with the supervisor or manager. To insure quality patient care consistent with the philosophy andobjectives of the organization. Thisposition provides direct operational support for the unit on a shift basis,acts as a clinical resource person for the staff and acts as a liaison betweenstaff and management, assisting the manager in determining staffing needs andidentifying problems the designated unit. The charge nurse provides the communication link between manager,supervisor, staff, patients, physicians and others. The position serves as a resource to stafffor patient care assessment and in the planning of nursing interventions. The position facilitates problem resolutionand collaborates with the manager in assessing quality of care provided,identifying staff strengths and weaknesses, and in evaluation of staffperformance. Operational issues areidentified by this position, and the individual works to take action andcorrect problems. Interface withphysicians and interdisciplinary teams for comprehensive care planning is alsorequired.
Experience in Cardiac ICU preferred.