Performs the primary functions of a professional nurse leader in assessing, planning, directing, and evaluating patient care on a medical-surgical nursing unit. Manages all supplies, equipment, and supervises all personnel on the unit and promotes team efforts with physicians and personnel of other departments.
- Plans, assesses, directs, and participates in the delivery of medical-surgical nursing care.
- Participates in setting standards for patient care and nursing practice in medical surgical nursing.
- Monitors the number and level of personnel needed to provide quality patient care.
- Monitors the health care status of patients daily by collecting and organizing assessment data.
- Monitors collected data by interview, observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, from the patient, family members, and other health care providers.
- Monitors that all patients have a nursing care plan that identifies the patients’ assessed present and potential problems and formulates desired outcomes.
- Supervises and assists staff members providing care while remaining responsible or the delivery of quality nursing care.
- Acts rapidly and effectively manages self, patients, and other employees during emergency situations.
- Assesses the knowledge and skills of unit staff members required to provide medical-surgical nursing care, including use of equipment. Provides counseling, assistance, education, and training that is required.
- Provides care appropriate for the geriatric patient served based on demonstrated knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span.
- Reviews age appropriate needs and provides care needed as stipulated in departmental policy.
- Evaluates the quality of nursing care in compliance with the established standards of nursing practice.
- Evaluates nursing care policies, procedures, and practices and recommends additions or revisions.
- Continually evaluates nursing care provided by reviewing care plans, assessing patients as needed, reviewing charts, and participating in quality assurance activities.
- Participates with Chief Nursing Officer in the evaluation of in-service programs, nursing orientation, and the achievement of nursing objectives.
- Identifies problem areas of patient care and assists formulating plans of action or taking action to solve them.
- Maintains the required inventory of supplies and equipment in the medical-surgical.
- Assess the supplies needed and establishes a system for acquisition, storage, control, and issue.
- Determines equipment needs and assures equipment is maintained in good working condition.
- Determines documentation supply item requirements and consults with Chief Nursing Officer to develop, review and revise forms, and reports.
- Monitors crash cart checks, emergency equipment, and oxygen resuscitation are checked at the beginning of each shift.
- Facilitates favorable relationships between the medical-surgical unit, Medical Staff, and other hospital departments and seeks input regarding nursing care.
- Maintains positive and effective relationships with other departments and Medical Staff.
- Consults with physicians to resolve problems and to obtain and provide patient care input.
- Maintains open communication and a problem-solving atmosphere with other departments to achieve quality patient care.
- Assist with the management of Nursing Department functions and supervises the medical-surgical unit employees.
- Assists the development of departmental policies, procedures, and practices and monitors for compliance and consistency once established.
- Provides input and facilitates staff input into decisions affecting nursing practices.
- Assisting in selecting, hiring, orienting, developing, evaluating, disciplining, and recommends termination of unit employees in compliance with hospital policy.
- Participates in the preparation of the departmental budget and monitoring the utilization of approved budget resources with special attention to assuring appropriate staffing and supply levels.
- Monitors and controls the utilization of the unit’s approved budgeted resources.
Other Significant Requirements:
- Maintain HIPPA required and all other confidentiality while working with confidential matters daily.
- Follow all policies and procedures set forth by The Physicians Hospital in Anadarko.
- Provides service direct to patients while maintaining a positive patient relations atmosphere.
- Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
- Follow aseptic procedures and precautions when involved in direct patient contact or handling potentially infectious materials.
- Interacts with patient family, employees, and other departments is a considerate, helpful and courteous manner as observed by nurse Manager and peers.
- Fosters mature professional relationship with fellow employees in a courteous friendly manner as measured by management observation and peer input.
- Participates in in-service, in safety, infection control, staff meetings, committee meetings, and assigned yearly education.
- Maintain a positive attitude toward all employees, departments, family members, and patients.
- Communicate effectively on a continuous basis.
- Provide positive support for other team members and departments on a continuous basis.
- 0800am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
60-minute lunch break
- Education: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
- Personal job-related skills: Demonstrated ability in nursing practice. Leadership and management abilities and effective oral and written communication skills.
- Licensure, Registry, or certification: Registered Nurse currently licensed by the state of Oklahoma. BLS certification and ACLS, PALS, and TNCC preferred.
- Experience Two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse required. Five years clinical experience and supervisory experience preferred. Current CPR certification.
- Physical AND mental Requirements: Duties of the position require moderate physical activity. Extended periods of standing and walking. Bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, and lifting to 50 lbs. Occasional heavy lifting when moving or supporting patients who may suddenly become weak or helpless.
|Amount of time|
|Activity||None||Up to 1/3||1/3-1/2||2/3 or greater|
|Talk or hear||X|
|Use hand to finger, handle, feel, type or write||X|
|Stoop, Kneel crouch||X|
|Reach with hands||X|
- Lift up to 50-60lbs
- Good Vision- close vision, color vision
- Work environmental Hospital setting; Quiet to moderate noise level.