Charge Nurse - Surgical ICU 4th Floor
Company: Providence St. Joseph's Health
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Covenant Health is seeking a Full-time, Night Shift Charge Nurse
with the Surgical ICU Department at Covenant Medical Center. Apply
Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with
some additional questions from our Modern Hire system. Job Summary:
The RN independently uses the nursing process to safely,
therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses
information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement,
identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care. Essential
- COLLABORATION: The process whereby the health care team plan
and practice together as colleagues, working interdependently
within the boundaries of their scope of practices using shared
values and mutual respect for each others contribution to care for
individuals, their families and communities. Major elements include
non-hierarchal relationships and intra-inter professional
- Facilitates patient care through developing and maintaining
therapeutic & effective communication/ relationships with
patient/family and the health care team:
- Recognizes and communicates patient condition/care changes to
charge nurse, supervisor, medical staff and other team members
within an appropriate time frame; completes bedside shift report
and documentation in a timely manner.
- Anticipates and is prepared to present information to patients
and families regarding plan of care.
- Utilizes chain of command to resolve differences in a
constructive manner and/or begin the service recovery process on
behalf of patients/families.
- Demonstrates team spirit and readily offers assistance to team
- Demonstrates honest and direct review of peers with an effort
to influence change positively.
- Demonstrates and reinforces professional behavior in self and
- Participates in shared governance and participative leadership,
including appropriate delegation of care:
- Adapts to changing clinical situations and delegates to team
members appropriately and ensures completion of those tasks.
- Determines work priorities and makes assignments according to
patient acuity, staff knowledge of age group and competency
- Capable of serving in the capacity of a leadership role.
- Actively participates in unit/service level committee/task
force; promotes change to meet unit needs.
- Participates with unit manager and fellow associates in
defining, implementing, and evaluating unit goals.
- Demonstrates awareness of unit/service budget and guidelines
related to staffing and scheduling:
- Actively participates in cost effectiveness initiatives, seeks
opportunities to eliminate inappropriate and wasteful use of
- Articulates fundamental unit budgetary principals, such as
equipment charges and staffing ratios.
- Assists in the evaluation and selection of products to maximize
employee and patient safety while providing patient care.
- Follows scheduling guidelines and demonstrates flexibility in
order to meet unit and patient needs.
- CLINICAL PRACTICE: The practitioner is accountable to recognize
the health and quality of life needs of the patient, family and
community and to collaborate with them to achieve mutually agreed
upon goals. The practitioner utilizes his/her specialized skills
and scientific knowledge to design collaborative and integrated
care that binds together all resources in a goal oriented movement
toward health. Components of clinical practice are competence,
evidenced based practice/continuous quality improvement, advanced
practice nursing and practice standards:
- Implements safe and therapeutic care for patients and provides
a safe environment specific to age and development of the patient
- Adheres to all safety policies and procedures; identifies
safety issues or hazards in the work environment and communicates
- Implements plan of care for patients of moderate
- Reprioritizes as necessary to adapt to changing patient
condition, work environment and patient assignments.
- Responds to individual/developmental/cultural differences in
- Identifies real or potential threats to the security of
patients, co-workers or visitors.
- Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational
growth opportunities for peers and develops ongoing plan for
- Develops and completes annual plan with nurse manager/designee
including time frame for obtaining necessary skills/education.
- Verbalizes current knowledge of the standard of practice in
their nursing specialty.
- Seeks opportunities to be taught, coached and mentored,
including interest in specialty certification.
- Assesses and coaches team members, students and orientees in
the use of newly learned skills in the work setting per established
standards of care and standards of practice.
- Helps identify learning opportunities for team members,
students, and orientees in acquisition of skills.
- Assures quality through application of evidenced-based practice
to policy, procedure, standards of care, clinical pathways and
- Demonstrates awareness of literature in the area of
- Acts as a resource to other team members when clarification is
- Questions orders that deviate from usual standard of
- Incorporates performance improvement recommendations into
- Participates in data collection for research/studies as
directed.Maintains clinical competence:
- Maintains knowledge of Nurse Practice Act.
- Demonstrates and maintains competence in required hospital wide
and service specific competency programs.Demonstrates the knowledge
and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the
patients served including knowledge of the principles of growth and
development, psychosocial characteristics, and interventions for
age-specific requirements of the assigned unit.
- Utilizes nursing process to perform a comprehensive,
age-specific assessment of patient & family needs, including
identification of formal teaching needs for specific
patients/families and communities:
- Performs a comprehensive patient/family physical assessment on
assigned patients demonstrating the ability to integrate cultural,
psychosocial and spiritual needs of the specific population
- Identifies trends in patients clinical course assesses
proactively, when necessary.
- Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assessment.
- Serves as a clinical resource in the development of basic
assessment skills and interventions.
- Identifies ongoing needs and teaching goals with patient/family
and utilizes resources to develop complex, interdisciplinary
- Assures that patients/families have acquired all necessary
skills and referrals for post-hospitalization.
- Utilizes nursing process to develop/revise plan of care and
evaluates patient progress toward expected outcomes:
- Obtains resources and collaborates with other departments
regarding teaching needs.
- Initiates discharge planning upon admission and facilitates the
discharge plan based upon the patients continuing care needs.
- Plans for interventions that minimize complications and
- Involves the interdisciplinary team in evaluating the
patient/family progress toward attaining expected outcomes.
- Utilizes ongoing assessment data to revise the diagnoses,
outcomes, and plan of care as needed.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and the patients
response in relation to outcomes.
- Responsible for accurate, complete, and individualized
documentation of patient assessment, goals, plan of care,
interventions and care provided, as well as patients progress
toward discharge goals.
- CULTURE & CARING: The central theme of the CHS Practice Model
is the caring relationship that exists between the patient/family
and nurse. Caring practices are activities that are responsive to
the uniqueness of the patient/family and that create a
compassionate and therapeutic environment. Holistic practice
addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and
developmental needs of patients and families across the life span.
Care for the body, mind and spirit from birth to final stage of
life is a desired characteristic of professional practice. Culture
is a collection of traditions, beliefs, value and behaviors that
make up the context for how care is delivered. Culture forms and
develops over time. The desired culture supports and values
- Innovative and improvement, openness, risk taking, integrity,
trust and mutual respect.
- A nursing code of ethics which is securely integrated into day
to day activities.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Advancement of nursing practice.
- Reward and recognition for professional achievements.
- Demonstrates commitment toward patient advocacy, customer
satisfaction, and a culture based on innovation, openness,
integrity, trust and mutual respect while maintaining ethical
standards. Cross reference the Values Based Competencies:
- Participates in performance improvement plans and customer
satisfaction enhancement activities.
- Follows through on customer dissatisfaction issues in a timely
- Individualizes the healthcare environment to meet the diverse
needs of the patient and family.
- Serves as a patient advocate and supports the
patients/significant others right of self-determination.
- Intervenes with the team members regarding
incompetent/unsafe/unethical care practices and informs nursing
leadership of situation.
- Requests consultation from expert resources as needed for
problem resolution. Minimum Position Requeirements Licenses and
- Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX
examination and become licensed in the state of Texas.
- Current licensure in Texas or an approved compact state as a
Registered Nurse or proof of application for licensure.
- BLS (AHA) certification upon hire.
- ACLS within 1 year (exception: 607000 - NICU does not require
- Specialty certification required for promotion to RN IV.
Preferred Position Qualifications: Education:
- Bachelor's Degree Nursing. Required for promotion to RN IV.
Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock
and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health
system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200
people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For over 100
years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a
Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person -
mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the
only faith-based, integrated health network in the West
Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry
of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an
important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every
interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six
hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:Covenant Medical Center -
CMCCovenant ChildrensCovenant SpecialtyCovenant Plainview -
PLVCovenant Levelland - LVLTrustpoint (joint venture: Rehab
Hospital of Lubbock)Covenant Medical Group (CMG)Covenant Health
PartnersHospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area
includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New
Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and
approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant provides equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law
requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local
laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in
which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms
and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring,
placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves
of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as on
call, per diem refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled
on as as needed basis to fill in for staff vacancies. Company:
Covenant Health Category: Critical Care Nursing Req ID: R345882
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