HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse Charge RN Progressive Care PCU Full Time Days in Tallahassee, Florida


Capital Regionalis a 266-bed acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including; a Pediatric ER, Senior Care ER and an Express Care ER. Offerings also include a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic Center, Physical Therapy Services, Seniors First, Sleep Center, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.

*Unit Description: *The Progressive Care Unit is a 44 bed unit that provides intermediate level inpatient care to adult and geriatric patients. All beds have telemetry capabilities and patients are monitored unless otherwise ordered by the MD. Mechanisms are in place to monitor patients in transport and during procedures in ancillary departments. One negative pressure room is available for those patients whose condition requires respiratory isolation. PCU is designed for patients who do not require the level of monitoring provided in the critical care units, but require a higher level of monitoring than provided on the medical-surgical units.

Position Summary:The Charge Nurse supervises nursing service activities in assigned nursing unit for the duration of the assigned shift or in the absence of nursing management. The task and responsibilities of this position include: * Participates actively in the planning and distribution of patient assignments. * Evaluates the effectiveness of care and addresses any issues that affect the desired patient outcomes. * Supports nursing staff in communication with physicians to include accepting doctors' orders and communicating patient condition. * Facilitates the process of reporting patient status to the following shift of nursing personnel. * Manages the nursing care of assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. * Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. * Carries out physician orders. * Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs. * Provides respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients. * Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Instructs and educates patients and families. * Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

· Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN required


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

· State ofFlorida RN Licenserequired

· BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider

· ACLS required

*EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: *

· 1 year of acute care experience is required

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

· Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transcribe physician’s orders

· Knowledge of universal precautions

· Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs

· Basic computer skills

Basic arrhythmia test recognition – have upon hire or within 30 days of hire with a 90% passing score

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse Charge RN Progressive Care PCU Full Time Days

Location: Florida-Tallahassee-Capital Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00355-7957