Charge Registered Nurse, RN

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VitalCore Health Strategies
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New Castle, Delaware
recency icon Posted 09-18-2023

Job Description

Start A New Career with VitalCore Health Strategies! VitalCore Health Strategies (VCHS), an industry leader in Correctional Healthcare has an opening for a Charge Nurse (RN) at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution of New Castle, Delaware!!! Looking for a rewarding career in the field of healthcare with competitive wages, annual incentive bonus, and excellent benefits package? At VitalCore we pride ourselves on retaining and acquiring compassionate, ethical individuals who are committed to providing quality services. Join our team and experience first-hand how VitalCore Health Strategies promotes a positive work environment that is based on respect and appreciation of the hard work and dedication of our staff. CHARGE NURSE (RN) BENEFITS PACKAGE: Holiday Pay: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Life Insurance Short Term/Long Term Disability Identity Theft Protection Animal/Pet Insurance Employee Assistance Program and Discount Center 401K PTO Annual Incentive Bonus CHARGE NURSE (RN) POSITION SUMMARY The Charge Nurse delivers quality care consistent within the scope of practice as outlined by the local state nurse practice act for Registered Nurses, while managing a supervisory role. The Charge RN works in accordance with local practice acts and regulations, delegates and ensures supervision of nursing activities and functions to other competent nursing personnel appropriate to their scope of practice. The Charge Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of care delivered; works to ensure a safe environment for themselves, the patient and other staff members. The Charge Nurse acts as a patient advocate to promote the quality of health care delivered in the facility and serves as a leader at all times to promote best practices within the profession of nursing. REGISTERED NURSE MANAGER (RN) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of employment. Possesses an active CPR certification. Remains knowledgeable about specific state laws and regulations governing practice. Satisfactory completion of initial and annual clinical competencies to demonstrate aptitude as assigned by role. Acute care experience preferred at the infirmary locations of: State Farm Correctional Center, Greensville Correcti REGISTERED NURSE MANAGER (RN) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Directly supervises one shift and shares 24-hour responsibility for all nursing and paraprofessional personnel. Participates in the recruitment and orientation of new nursing personnel. Actively participates in in-service training programs and staff meetings. Participates in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the Health Care Unit; confers with the Director of Nursing in matters of policy and program development. Schedules evaluation conferences for non-supervisory nursing personnel and participate in their performance evaluations on a regularly scheduled basis. Collaborates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team to develop and initiate health review. Supervises the preparation of records of nursing care and other treatments given patients. Plans and supervises the implementation of various nursing care techniques. Supervises the emergency medical care given in accordance with written policies of facility. Serves as liaison between nursing staff and Health Services Administrator to relay pertinent information and to serve as consultant with problem solving relative to improving health care delivery. Responsible for security of medications, supplies, and equipment. Prepares and submits daily, monthly, and annual medical records and reports as requested to the administrative staff. Attends staff and administrative meetings as requested. Responsible and accountable for the nursing care function and activities during shift. Assess patient’s condition upon admission and thereafter. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care. Communicates patient's condition to the physician. Notes and carries out physician orders. Administers medications and treatments as ordered by the physician following facility protocol. Responsible for maintaining documentation, which reflects health care needs of every patient, care and treatment provided, patient’s response to care and treatment, and patient disposition. Other duties as assigned. We’re people who are fueled by passion, not by profit. Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Correctional Healthcare, Nurse, rn, registered nurse #indmg #ZR FT FT