patient plans of care; provides and manages care to individuals and
cohorts of patients within a unit; designs, implements and
evaluates nursing interventions by coordinating, delegating and
supervising the care provided by the healthcare team, including
licensed nurses, patient care technicians and other health
professionals; and facilitates effective and efficient discharge
planning. Provides a significant communication link between Unit
Director, staff, patients, physicians and others; serves as a
resource to staff for patient care assessment and in the planning
and evaluation of nursing interventions; facilitates problem
resolution and collaborates with the Unit Director and other
supervisory staff in assessing the quality of care provided,
identifying staff strengths and weaknesses and evaluating the staff
performance; serves as a liaison between staff and Clinical Nurse
Specialists and other nursing resources; assumes responsibility for
the cost effective and efficient use of human, environmental and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s
Required - Registered nurse diploma
Preferred - Associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing
Required - 2 years relevant experience working in a fast-paced,
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Uses the nursing process effectively in the delivery of patient
Coordinates clinical operations on the unit.
Communicates critical issues to appropriate parties.
Manages and develops employees.
Effectively manages resources.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns. The employer is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3
or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements
are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight
lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light
Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant
degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but
entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3)
when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing
the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the
weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress
and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an
industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent
has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.