Supervises nursing service activities in assigned care unit for the duration of one shift and/or in the absence of the Head Nurse. Provides professional nursing care for patients in assigned care unit.
Assesses, plans, evaluates, and documents the nursing process of assigned care unit as needed. NOTE: Incumbents in this position are not assigned to one particular care unit for extended periods of time. Does not include charge nurses assigned to specialty care areas.
Registered professional nurse who assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of patients.
Provide day to day guidance, support and direction to direct patient care staff, providing informal feedback on an ongoing basis and formal feedback input for the annual performance evaluation. Participate in the department staffing and the appropriate hiring, firing and disciplinary actions. Recommend disciplinary action to Clinical Manager and initiate as appropriate.
Provide clinical supervision for entry level nurses and assists in their development. Coordinates provision of nursing care on the nursing unit. Facilitates the efficient flow of patients and resources.