Night Shift Charge RN/ER RN- Phillips County Hospital

Job Title: Night Shift Charge RN/ER RN- Phillips County Hospital

Location: Phillipsburg, KS

Department: Phillips County Health Systems

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

Phillips County Hospital is looking for a night shift ER/CHARGE RN. 6 AM to 6 PM. College Degree required and experience preferred. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP, provided by PCH if not already certified. Job Description Listed Below.



JOB TITLE:  Charge RN/ER RN                                                                                 DEPARTMENT:  Nursing


Responsible to:                                         Chief Nursing Officer, Administrator

Workers Supervised:                              All Nursing Personnel on the Shift

Interrelationships:                                   Works cooperatively with nursing personnel, medical staff, other department heads and personnel, patients and the public.


Provides professional nursing care to patients according to established procedures and in utilization of the nursing process and according to professional standards and state regulations.  The charge nurse is responsible for administrative and clinical supervision of nursing employees in hospital and emergency departments.  The charge nurse, in the interest of the employer and patient, may recommend discharge, discipline, or promotion of nursing service employees.  The charge nurse serves as a bridge between nurses working the floor and the patient providers both as primary care providers and on-call providers.  The charge nurse is expected to serve as an educator for nurses under their supervision when necessary.  The charge nurse is expected to be available for administrative call when needed as scheduled. The charge nurse works with patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.


Experience:                      Minimum of 1 year hospital experience as a professional nurse in which potential administrative and supervisory competence has been demonstrated.  Nursing home setting will be considered.

Education:                        Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor's level preferred.

Req. Cert. /                       Registration and current RN license in the state where employed,

Registration:                    Current CPR/BLS, TNCC, NRPand ACLS Certification


Essential                            Occasional prolonged standing/walking

Functions:                         Motor coordination and manual dexterity

                                              Daily lifts supplies and equipment up to 25 lbs.

                                              Occasionally lifts/positions/transfers patients, with assistance, up to and occasionally in excess of 200 lbs.

                                              Moderate physical effort

                                              Normal eye sight, with or without corrective lenses

                                              Normal hearing, with or without hearing aid

                                              Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching

                                              Ability to carry out procedures as outlined

                                              (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.)

Typical                                May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements

Working                             Handles emergency or crisis situations

Conditions:                       Subject to interruptions and long hours

                                              (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.)


    • Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
    • Current Kansas RN licensure
    • Current CPR/BLS, TNCC, NRP and ACLS Certification Experience
    • Minimum of 1 year hospital experience as a professional nurse in which potential administrative and supervisory competence has been demonstrated.  Nursing home setting will be considered.

Physical Demands

    • Daily lifts, positions/transfer patients, with assistance of the mechanical lift up to and the excess of 200 lbs.
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking and considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
    • Motor coordination and manual dexterity
    • Ability to carry out procedures as outlined
    • Normal eye sight, with or without corrective lenses
    • Normal hearing, with or without hearing aid
    • Daily lift supplies and equipment up to 25 lbs.


Working Conditions

  • Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases including risk of blood-borne disease
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Subject to interruptions and long hours
  • Expected to handle emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to irregular hours (days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays) Skills/Abilities
  1. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, continuous quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards and other administrative duties as assigned
  2. Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations and interdepartmental objectives
  3. Makes patient assignments and delegates patient care to appropriate staff.  Assists in assessing, planning, organizing, delivering, and evaluating direct care to patients
  4. Coordinates nursing activities among all shifts to maintain quality of patient care in compliance with physician’s orders and hospital policies and procedures
  5. Assists in formulating and screening Quality Assurance criteria and providing in-service training for staff
  6. Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with other specialists as requires and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure optimal patient care
  7. Organizes and directs nursing service activities, including the preparation of nursing care plans
  8. Attends meetings of the RN staff to discuss unit operations and staff needs
  9. Identifies nursing service problems and assists with solutions
  10. Assists with studies related to improvement of nursing care
  11. Provides orientation to new personnel to job duties, equipment, nursing area and assists in educational programs for nursing personnel
  12. Promotes individual staff development by providing ongoing supervision and encouraging staff to attend appropriate in-services
  13. Monitors, maintains, and ensures accuracy of recording patient care documentation.  Maintains all required reports, records, and statistics, etc.
  14. Maintains patient records and charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient's medical treatment
  15. Supervises work performance of nursing personnel assigned to the unit in terms of patient care, staff relations, and interaction with patient family and efficiency of service
  16. Investigates complaints of patients, family and/or staff.  Corrects noted problems, as possible
  17. Supervises nursing care of patients in units and participated with other members of the health care team and personnel of their departments in coordinating total needs of patients
  18. Becomes familiar with patient and all aspects of his/her immediate medical problems in order to prepare and implement an effective care plan utilizing level of skills applicable
  19. Observes nursing care and visits patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed and that treatments are administered in accordance with physician's instructions
  20. Maintains a safe environment for patients.  Operates or supervises operation of specialized equipment assigned to the unit and provides assistance and guidance to the team as required
  21. Accompanies physician on rounds to answer questions, receive instruction and note patient care requirements
  22. May assume partial responsibility to unit scheduling including coordinating appropriate staff for each shift and utilization call off system and administrative call when necessary
  23. Reports to next shift on condition of patients or of any unusual actions taken
  24. Attends in-service and other professional meetings and workshops for continued professional growth.  Participates in various nursing committees for the purpose of upgrading and assuring quality of nursing care
  25. Possess a comprehensive knowledge and competency in theory and practice of general nursing
  26. Familiarity with organization and functions of all departments and with policies, regulations, and procedures of the hospital
  27. Possess knowledge of literature and new developments in nursing field
  28. Possess knowledge of application of principles of personnel administration in assigning, supervising, and evaluation activities of unit staff
  29. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy
  30. Ensures adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment including crash cart checks and blood glucose controls performed nightly
  31. Demonstrates competency and professionalism in performing the overall patient care and supervisory responsibilities of the RN position
  32. Responsible for communication with families regarding diagnostic tests, etc.

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