- Acts as role model for staff by promoting professional practice through effective team building, communication, and advocacy.
- Listens respectfully and carefully, demonstrating flexibility in working with others.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to people of difference cultures and works effectively with them.
- Identifies opportunities for workflow/operational improvement in patient care planning and care delivery and presents to CNO using evidenced-based literature to support case for improvement.
- Demonstrates and promotes critical thinking skills and effective nursing judgment to provide therapeutic interventions to meet the patient s needs.
- Ensures the Charge Nurse is effectively managing their unit by:
- Manages assignment process to include delegating assignments to appropriate staff during their assigned shifts. Assignments are based on patient acuity, staff level, ability, and program schedule.
- Makes appropriate change to assignments as patient/unit needs/acuity changes; Communicates changes in level of care/acuity to CNO, Assessment and Referral Staff, and AOC.
- Hold Charge Nurse accountable to ensures that tasks are carried out as assigned in a timely fashion.
- Ensures on-coming staff (RNs, LPNs, and MHTs) participates in the change of shift report 7a-7p and 7p-7a to receive report on patient s current status. All Charge Nurses will tape shift report to be available to the patients as the on-coming staff receives report.
- Acts as liaison between interdisciplinary team members to ensure that behavioral care plans are developed and appropriate to meet the needs of the patients. The nursing care plan is updated and appropriate as problems develop or goals and interventions are met.
- Will make unit rounds to troubleshoot throughput issues and resolve other issues/ concerns.
- Ensure the Charge Nurse is completing incident report prior to final submission.
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