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Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center CHARGE NURSE in Danville, Kentucky

  • Job Summary

  • The RN is a nursing professional care provider under the direction of the director or designee who utilizes the nursing process, nursing standards and physicians orders to plan, provide and direct nursing practice. Accomplishment of nursing practice that includes practice elements as defined by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and in accordance with the Ephraim McDowell Health nursing professional practice model. Performance that accomplishes patient and family centered care as central to practice and a foundation of caring, compassion, competence, communication, collaboration and teamwork. Responsible to participate in shared nursing leadership to accomplish positive outcomes, education, respect, dignity and safety for the patient and their family. Accountable for leadership of self and others and functions as charge nurse. Under the general direction of the Director, maintains shift responsibility and accountability for leadership and supervision of the unit which promotes quality nursing care and cost effective use of resources. Participates in direct patient care as needed. Exhibits F.I.R.S.T. values (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service and Trust).

  • Working Conditions, Hazards and Physical Effort

  • Works in a well-lighted, ventilated and air conditioned area. Long periods of stationary positions, traversing, positioning oneself to move heavy objects are required. Risks exposure to disease, infection and physical strain. Risks exposure to disease, infection and physical strain. Risks exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissue. Must be able to move 50 lbs. independently.

  • Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Experience: Minimal one (1) year of clinical expertise preferred. Certification in specialty preferred.

  • Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • Current license as an RN in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)/ENPC and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) encouraged.