RN Charge, SNF

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Charge Nurse reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager in all matters of patient care and unit operations. The Charge Nurse is the person who reaches out for the appropriate resources to respond to care needs in the unit ? situation to situation and patient to patient. The Charge Nurse is responsible for assigning nursing care activities at the beginning of the shift and during the shift. The Charge Nurse uses knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age-specific.


PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) - (CLINICAL ONLY) - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.. Collaborates with other health team members to collect and share pertinent data regarding patient ' s physiological and psychological condition. Assesses, in preparation for discharge, continuing care needs and makes changes in discharge plan at Interdisciplinary Rounds problems, intervention and goals. Involves patient and/or family and RN in developing goals that are mutually agreed upon. Assures plan of care is consistent with therapy prescribed by the medical practitioner and standards of care. Communicates formulated plan of care, as appropriate, to all levels if associates involved in the patients care Responds to emergency and other situations requiring immediate attention in a controlled, precise and skilled manner. Makes appropriate referrals to other health care team members in a timely manner. Implements safety interventions to maintain patient/family/staff safety. Reports actual and potential patient safety issues. Implements measures to prevent contamination and/or transmission of disease. Continuously evaluates nursing practice in relation to the standards of care and individual plan of care. - Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care interventions. Adjusts or continues with plan of care based on patient ' s response. Involves patient and other health care team members in evaluation process when appropriate. Maintains continuity of care between shifts and transfers by reporting or following up on patient care needs. Documentation: Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment.


Experience: At least one year of nursing experience required; previous additional clinical.

Required Skills and Knowledge: The RN demonstrates the knowledge, abilities and skills to provide culturally-specific patient care and education. The RN effectively communicates with peers, utilizes appropriate channels of communication and maintains confidentiality. The RN demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth. The RN demonstrates the ability to accept and implement change, as well as the ability to work in a culturally diverse setting. The RN demonstrates ongoing competency in clinical performance for age-related care, growth and development needs, treatment protocols and psychosocial needs of patients, with the primary focus on adult and geriatric patients.

Licenses and Certifications: The Charge RN is a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, who holds a current license to practice nursing in the state of Ohio. Membership in a professional organization is desirable, but not required. BCLS required prior to patient contact. ACLS telemetry and certification(s) specific to medical/surgical, orthopedic, critical care or gerontological nursing desired.