Clinic Charge Nurse - Dermatology - Northside Clinic

    Organization/Institution: 
    Scott & White
    Location: 
    ,
    Country:
    United States

     
    Responsibilities

     
    Job Summary

    Provides quality patient care and management of all patients and nursing staff for a
    specific clinic area. Functions in administrative and/or managerial capacity in clinical
    environment

    UTILIZES THE NURSING PROCESS AS THE BASIS OF PATIENT CARE
    PRACTICE

    *Performs and documents assessments of patients as indicated and within
    established guidelines

    *Implements age appropriate care based on nursing assessment and medical plan of
    care

    *Provides effective patient/family education based on individualized learning needs to
    include discharge instructions

    *Provides accurate evaluation of patient response to plan of care as appropriate

    MANAGES/COORDINATES THE STAFF AND PROCESSES REQUIRED FOR
    DELIVERY OF PATIENT CARE IN A COST EFFECTIVE MANNER

    *Effectively coordinates and administers organization personnel policies and
    procedures related to selection, orientation, supervision, evaluation/competency
    assessment and discharging employees in compliance with State and Federal labor
    laws

    *Adjusts staffing according to patient census, acuity, level of education and ability of
    staff

    *Utilizes resources efficiently, effectively and appropriately

    *Provides effective leadership in emergency and stressful situations

    *Facilitates effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communication to assure
    delivery of quality patient care across the continuum

    RESPONSIBLE FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
    IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

    *Provides effective training and facilitates learning opportunities for staff

    *Facilitates research projects and product evaluation projects in areas as indicated

    *Participates in area specific and interdepartmental performance improvement
    activities

    *Attains required CE for licensure and maintains CPR certification in a timely manner

    *Responsible for staff meeting content as appropriate

    ANGIO:

    PROVIDES LEADERSHIP, DIRECTION, ORGANIZATION AND DAILY
    MANAGEMENT IN THE COORDINATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF A
    MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM, INCLUDING CLERICAL AND TECHNICAL
    ACTIVITIES

    *Coordinates continuing education, in-service education, and new -employee
    orientation as needed to satisfy regulatory and developmental requirements

    *Diligently monitors and evaluates employee performance to ensure that the highest
    quality of services are provided; all S&W policies and procedures are followed,; and
    provide continuous and constructive feedback to staff

    *Accurately documents employee records in a timely manner, including counseling
    situations, absence/tardy occurrences, LOA forms, orientation, etc.

    *Prepares schedules, makes job assignments, monitors personnel, and maintains
    appropriate personnel and patient records in accordance with established policies and
    procedures

    *Supervises day to day activities and functions within areas of responsibility in an
    effective, timely and professional manner

    *Maintains ongoing communication with medical director and department
    management

    ENSURES THAT THE CALIBER OF SERVICES PROVIDED ARE HIGH IN QUALITY AND EASY TO OBTAIN

    *Identifies barriers to patient access to services and develops strategies to address
    problems before they occur. Maintains an effective understanding of the processes
    used by patients to gain access to services, and finds ways to eliminate barriers. -
    telephone responsiveness, courtesy of reception staff, etc.

    ESTABLISHES AND MAINTAINS AREA/DIVISION/SECTION PROTOCOLS AND
    SAFETY PROCEDURES, OPERATIONAL AND TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR
    SERVICES PROVIDED

    *Establishes safety procedures/manuals in conjunction with all Federal, State, and
    Local guidelines. (e.g. TDH, OSHA, JCAHO, FDA, CMS, etc.)

    *Establishes and maintains all technical procedure manuals and operational protocols
    as necessary to provide patient care consistent with the mission of Scott and White

    PROVIDES INPUT/SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADHERENCE TO
    ESTABLISHED BUDGET. ENSURES AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY FUNCTIONS
    WITHIN BUDGETED EXPECTATIONS

    *Contributes input into the selection and purchase of capital equipment in a fiscally
    responsible and professional manner. Accepts and supports S&W decisions for
    vendor selection

    *Manages area(s) of responsibility within budget. Minimizes the use of overtime and
    other unplanned expenses wherever possible

    *Establishes and maintains a cost effective system of inventory control that does not
    jeopardize patient care

    ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR A QUALITY ENVIRONMENT

    *Performs at least 1 quality improvement activity during the year. Results reported to
    the Department

    *Communicates and works with other areas of the Department as well as with other
    areas within Scott and White to ensure that the quality of services provided is
    consistent with the mission and goals of Scott and White

    *Continuously works with the area/section/division Medical Director and medical staff
    to establish and maintain he most current and accurate provision of services

    *Ensures that all necessary and required QA/QC activities are performed appropriately
    and that all QC/QA equipment is properly maintained in accordance with all Federal,
    State, and Local requirements

    MAINTAINS A PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF AND STAFF.
    PROVIDES AND DEVELOPS AN ATMOSPHERE THAT STIMULATES GOOD
    EMPLOYEE MORALE, EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT, AND JOB SATISFACTION

    *Takes personal responsibility to understand, complete, and maintain any and all
    professional licensure/certifications required of the position and furnishes Scott and
    White with the necessary documentation to substantiate compliance

    *Reviews with each staff member at least once per year their individual developmental
    needs and outlines an educational program for development to address those needs.
    Encourages self development

    *Takes personal responsibility for professional development and continuing education.
    Identifies areas for growth and development to enhance performance of duties and
    identifies mechanisms, methodologies, educational programs to meet these needs

    *Seeks out opportunities to encourage employees and show a positive attitude on a
    daily basis

    SUPPORTS THE SCOTT AND WHITE MISSION AND THE GOALS AND
    ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

    *Performs all position responsibilities and appropriate duties as required in a
    competent, professional, and courteous manner

    *Responds to requests for involvement in departmental or S&W activities consistent
    with level of responsibility

    GI:

    TIME AND ATTENDANCE RECORD KEEPING

    *Will do required Kronos approvals on all direct reports for each pay period

    *Will keep up with absences of all direct reports and will do counseling as needed

    *Will grant or deny time off to nurses based on staffing needs and other staff being off

    *Will grant permission for direct reports to come in late or leave early based on their
    reasons

    OPEN ACCESS REVIEW

    *Will help do open access review based on criteria set up by the GI medical staff

    *Reviews will be done in a timely manner - no backlogs over 2 days except weekends
    and holidays

    *Will review files of reviews that were held for other tests or reports on a weekly basis
    to see if they can be processed

    *Will correspond with PCPs referring patients for procedures that need some type of
    medical clearance first

    PHYSICIAN COVERAGE

    *Makes sure all physicians have nursing coverage when their assigned nurse is absent

    *Resource to LVNs when they are uncertain how to handle a patient or medication issue for their physician

    *Works with department secretary to help her with any questions she might have about any patient calls

    *Works with insurance companies to help patients get needed treatment or medications if needed

    *Calls in prescriptions or makes phone calls to patient at any physician request

    SUPERVISION

    *Supervises direct reports to be sure they are keeping up with their work. Assigns
    others to help as needed

    *Ensures that all direct reports have nuring license and CPR certification up dated as needed

    *Any needed staff counseling will be reviewed with division Associate Director prior to
    counseling

    *Encourages teamwork among staff and will participate as a team member by
    assisting where needed

    *Assists the division in meeting JC compliance, as well as, state board requirements
    for licensed staff

    ENDOSCOPY:

    UTILIZES THE NURSING PROCESS AS THE BASIS OF PATIENT CARE
    PRACTICE

    *Performs and documents assessments of patients as indicated and within
    established guidelines

    *Implements age appropriate care based on nursing assessment and medical plan of
    care

    *Provides effective patient/family education based on individualized learning needs to
    include discharge instructions

    *Provides accurate evaluation of patient response to plan of care as appropriate

    MANAGES/COORDINATES THE STAFF AND PROCESSES REQUIRED FOR
    DELIVERY OF PATIENT CARE IN A COST EFFECTIVE MANNER

    *Effectively coordinates and administers organization personnel policies and
    procedures related to selection, orientation, supervision, evaluation/competency
    assessment and discharging employees in compliance with State and Federal labor
    laws

    *Adjusts staffing according to patient census, acuity, level of education and ability of
    staff

    *Utilizes resources efficiently, effectively and appropriately

    *Provides effective leadership in emergency and stressful situations

    *Facilitates effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communication to assure
    delivery of quality patient care across the continuum

    RESPONSIBLE FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
    IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

    *Provides effective training and facilitates learning opportunities for staff

    *Facilitates research projects and product evaluation projects in areas as indicated

    *Participates in area specific and interdepartmental performance improvement
    activities

    *Attains required CE for licensure and maintains CPR certification in a timely manner

    *Responsible for staff meeting content as appropriate

    SGNA

    *Directs staff based on SGNA recommended practices

    *Strong knowledge of infection control regarding disinfection of flexible endoscopes
    and directs staff accordingly

    KNOWLEDGE OF PROCEDURES FOR SPECIALTY AREA

    *Thorough knowledge of endoscopic procedures in endoscopy and can act as
    resource to staff

    *Thorough knowledge of liver biopsy procedure and can act as resource to staff

    *Thorough knowledge of abdominal paracentesis and can act as resource to staff

    MANAGEMENT

    *Takes opportunities to attend educational seminars to enhance management
    knowledge

    *Manages staff conflicts in a fair and efficient manner

    PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A
    COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    *Graduate of an accredited RN School of Nursing

    *Licensed and currently registered as a professional nurse in the State of Texas or
    possesses temporary permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas
    while awaiting license receipt

    *Two years RN experience required - surgical experience in addition to clinical experience
                                required.   Must be able to multi task and handle high volume.

    *Three to five years experience preferred

    **Previous charge nurse/supervisory experience preferred

     
    Qualifications

     
    Experience: 2 years RN experience required - surgical experience in addition to clinical experience required.   Must be able to multi task and handle high volume.
    Degree: Registered Nurse
    License/Certificate: Basic Cardiac Life Support / Registered Nurse

     
    Other Information

     
    Department: Dermatology
    Standard Hours Per Week: 40
    Shift: 1