Prime Healthcare

Charge Nurse - ER

Facility Dallas Regional Medical Center
Location
US-TX-Mesquite
ID
2022-102769
Category
RN
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Nights
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Dallas Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

 

Dallas Regional Medical Center is a 202-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission that offers a wide range of medical services including 24/7 emergency care, cardiology, wound care, surgical services, cardiac catheterization, and imaging. The hospital is the only Certified Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and Labor and Delivery Unit in the area. In addition, Dallas Regional is the only Trauma Center for 13 miles, and was the first Accredited Geriatric Emergency Room in Dallas County. The hospital is a recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards, 15 Healthgrades Five-Star ratings over the past three years, and Straight "A" Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group since 2018. For more information visit www.dallasregionalmedicalcenter.com.

Responsibilities

 

RN Charge Nurse Med/Surg - Job Responsibilities:

 

The Med/Surg Charge Nurse is responsible and accountable for the quality of staff and functions during their shift. Assists the Department Director in the daily operations of the unit, directing, supervising and evaluating personnel, ensuring the proper use of time, equipment and resources. Ensures the efficient functions of the department. Performs direct patient care, only as needed, within the scope of practice. Continually assesses patient care and directs staff to make necessary changes in the plan of care. Effectively communicates with physicians and staff to ensure positive patient outcomes.

 

DUTIES:

 

  • Provide nursing staff leadership, identifies and supports challenging situations, and implements urgent policies and procedures in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Provide direct patient care as needed.
  • Supervise nursing staff and monitor their needs.
  • Coordinate daily administrative duties, nursing assignments and patient care. 
  • Oversee patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Mentor and train new staff and provide support and guidance to all staff members.
  • Monitor medical charts and provide compassionate care and assistance to patients and patient families. 
  • Liaison with doctors and administrators and communicating any protocol changes to staff.
  • Record and maintain accurate charting and reports.
  • Utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care and professionalism.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations.
  • Contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population.

 

Shift:

  • Nights

Schedule:

  • Full-time

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Current and valid state RN License.
  2. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Current ACLS (AHA) certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Current PALS (AHA) certificate and/or ENPC required 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  5. Previous supervisory experience, preferred.
  6. Minimum of one year as a staff nurse in an acute care hospital setting, E.D. setting preferred.
  7. Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) certificate within 12 months of hire and Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) within 2 years of hire, preferred.
  8. Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  9. Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually.

Facility Specific Requirements (facility may require items listed below):

  1. In Paramedic Base Station ED, MICN, within 12 months of hire.
  2. EDAP Certified Facilities: Completion of emergency pediatric course 1 & 2 within 30 days of hire.
  3. Minimum of 4 hours of CEU in Pediatric Training Classes per year ENPC preferred.
  4. Non OB facilities: NRP (AHA) certificate within 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  5. Non OB facilities: Advanced or AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring certificate within 30 days upon hire.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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