assumes responsibility for the delivery of patient care that
promotes safety and well-being of all patients in the assigned
department(s) on a twenty four hour basis; plans, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the overall clinical nursing practice
and administrative activities, including fiscal, material and human
resource management. Participates in the development and
implementation of hospital policies and procedures, maintains open
communication with all staff and administrative team to promote
improvement in performance, assumes responsibility for the role of
administrative supervisor as needed, and provides leadership and
support to encourage the optimum development and performance of
each staff member.
Ochsner Medical Center has attained its fourth
Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary
credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in
nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can
receive for professional nursing practice
Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Master's degree in Nursing
Required - 3 years-clinical nurse experience and one year of
experience in a hospital environment for position as a manager,
supervisor or charge nurse .
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice, BLS, and
PALS required if employed in area that treats pediatric
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of nursing practice and exceptional leadership
- Good organizational skills
- Good time management skills and self directed
- Strong leadership skills
- Provides effective leadership to the assigned departments(s) of
- Conducts financial management.
- Conducts resource management.
- Participates in activities for professional growth and
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
served in assigned area.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer,
including participation in
Interdepartmental and Extracurricular Activities.
Other related duties as required. 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
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.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System 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
Ochsner 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.
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or
tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.
The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected
communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. The
incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable