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Medical Surgical Charge Registered Nurse (RN) - FT Nights - Decatur, IN

Decatur, IN 46733

Posted: 05/01/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Charge Nurse Job Number: 1056

Job Description

KNK Recruiting, LLC is looking for a direct hire Medical Surgical Charge Registered Nurse - FT Nights for our targeted client located in the Decatur, Indiana area. 

Targeted Hourly Rate:  $29hr - $39hr (pay rate varies depending upon skills and experience level.
Hours: 5:45 pm-6:15 am (Every third weekend required)

Targeted Client Description:
This hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Decatur, Indiana. It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, treatment, and healthcare programs, including 24-hour emergency care. It has been servicing the community for over 100 years.

Job Summary: 
The Medical Surgical Charge Nurse will oversee the daily operations of the medical-surgical department, ensuring that all patients receive high-quality, efficient care

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•    Monitors and collects data for compliance with standards of nursing practice regarding performance improvement and unit quality and safety indicators daily. 
•    Reviews the plans of care that are initiated to assure suitability on new admissions. 
•    Assists with the medication reconciliation process and orders upon admission, transfer, and discharge of all patients with primary RN. Assists &/or monitors both Med/Surg and ICU admissions, transfers and discharge on assigned shift. 
•    Assists Nurse Manager with risk analysis for the unit along with focus on problematic areas on the unit by performing daily chart review for appropriate documentation and compliance. 
•    Instructs and mentors with new RN’s and CNA’s to teach organizational workflow for delivery of efficient patient care. 
•    Observes staff performance of clinical skills and policy and procedure for compliance. 
•    Act as a liaison between physicians and Patient Care Services to provide staff education and re-education concerning observation verse inpatient admission and continued stay criteria. 
•    Assist Nurse Manager with continuing education of all staff: providing hands on demonstration, education and training while monitoring compliance of necessary clinical competence of current and new staff. 
•    Assists with implementation of new processes and continued compliance of staff. Performs direct patient care willingly and competently as needed or assigned. Takes patient assignment as needed or requested. 
•    Assists Nurse Manger with risk management assessment on admission and during patient hospitalization for pressure ulcer prevention, infection prevention and patient safety.
•    Reads physician orders on a daily basis with primary nurse caring for patient. 
•    Makes daily leadership rounds checking on patient’s care and monitoring for staff participation in hourly rounding. 
•    Coordinates Admissions and assigns bed for MED/SURG and ICU with the nursing supervisor to assist with unit flow. 
•    Relieves or coordinates breaks for all MED/SURG and ICU staff with assistance from House Supervisor or Lead Charge. 
•    Oversees completion of staff assignment sheet. Leads daily multidisciplinary (7am-7pm) or safety huddle (7pm-7am). 
•    Secondary responsibilities include: Assisting Nurse Manager with annual policy review and assist with the orientation program for new staff. 
•    The Charge Nurse will monitor defibrillator testing and keeps the orientation check list updated and current for all new staff.

•    RN in the State of Indiana.
•    BLS required.
•    ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire.
•    3-5 years of nursing experience preferred

Client’s Mission & Vision:
•    Our targeted client’s employees make a difference in their community every day.
•    They believe listening to their patients and guests plays an integral role in their patient’s recovery. 
•    They also strongly believe in working together as a team and treating their coworkers with respect. 
•    Together, they know their fellowship ensures their patients get the very best care possible

About KNK Recruiting: 
KNK Recruiting is a Healthcare Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company that is passionate about connecting exceptional healthcare talent with top Midwest facilities for superior care in our communities. We strive to be the Midwest’s top hub for improving healthcare hiring, matching top professionals with ideal roles, making a big impact on healthcare. Our focus is to let our healthcare clients and job candidates know that trust, support, commitment, and results is what we demonstrate on a regular basis.

If you are passionate about healthcare and seeking an opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to apply for this position. Join our targeted client's team and be part of a healthcare facility committed to excellence in patient care and community wellness.
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