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- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Night
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Charge Nurse provides direct clinical supervision, coordinates day-to-day unit operations, and ensures compliance with regulatory standards to assist maintaining appropriate clinical standards and to facilitate the functioning of nursing units or assigned area for a defined shift. The Charge Nurse serves as a role model for professional nursing practice.
Responsibilities and Duties
Facilitates proper placement of patients on nursing unit; makes room assignments and keeps up with assignment board. Adjusts all staff appropriately utilizing the staffing guidelines per unit. Ensure staff remain compliant with documentation standards. Serve as a clinical resource for unit staff and encourages evidence-based practice. Provides direct patient care for a team of patients when indicated by unplanned changes in acuity, peak census, or staffing or assigned. Provides dedicated non-clinical hours for specified responsibilities. Serves as a liaison between physicians and hospital departments to facilitate smooth operations of the unit. Works with staff to deliver exceptional patent experience and facilitate patient satisfaction scores within acceptable range. Holds staff accountable for performance and identifies practice areas needing improvement and takes appropriate action for improvement. Assists Manager in the completion of performance appraisals and feedback as requested using the peer review process. Assists Clinical Manager/Director in holding unit staff accountable for ensuring patient safety through compliance with patient safety initiatives and regulatory requirements. Assists Clinical Manager/Director by following up and making initial comments on risk reports/events occurring during assigned shifts. Completes continuing education in management/mentoring. Assists Clinical Manager/Director to facilitate staff participation in performance improvement, risk management activities, hospital, and unit-based projects and shared governance committees. Provides conflict resolution promptly and privately. Manages time keeping system, department scheduling, and other responsibilities. Delegates duties or tasks as needed to assure compliance with standards or to fulfill unit needs.
What You Will Bring:
Associates Nursing (RN Diploma, ASN or ADN) required
Bachelors Nursing (BSN) required within (2) years of hire
Minimum (2) years nursing experience within the assigned scope of services required.
Certification & Licensures
Registered Nurse license required*
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required**
National certification by specialty organization within assigned scope of service required within (1) year of hire
**Add location-specific training from Clinical Staff Certification Requirements accordingly**
* Based on primary state of residency and in accordance with current Virginia Board of Nursing Regulations, must be licensed or eligible to practice pending licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with either a: Multi-state license; under the Nurse Licensure Compact OR Single-state license, valid in Virginia only
** New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Demonstrates ability to set priorities and make appropriate decisions.
Demonstrates mentoring, teaching and leadership skills.
Demonstrates a self-directed interdisciplinary leadership style.
Demonstrates and models expert communication skills by listening and understanding another’s point of view.
Competent to provide care using the nursing process.
Knowledge in the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development.
Maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.
Maintains a supportive and dynamic clinical partnership with manager/director by supporting facilitating change on the unit level.
What You Will Get:
At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program
Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.
To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
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