N00027 – Charge Nurse
Position Overview: Working under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the charge nurse is an experienced registered nurse who has displayed leadership, management and communication skills. She/he is responsible for managing, supervising and assisting the nursing staff, as well as providing administrative support and patient care.
- Utilizes expertise in the leadership role as a manager of an assigned unit.
- Ensures written policies and procedures are followed by all nursing staff assigned to the floor/unit
- Develops work assignments and makes daily rounds of the Unit to ensure that all nursing staff are performing their work in accordance with acceptable nursing standards, report to DON when necessary.
- Collaborate with Director of Nursing in maintaining adequate nursing coverage.
- Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s Quality Assurance program for the Nursing department.
- Periodically reviews the resident’s written discharge plan and participates in updating resident’s written discharge plan as required.
- Provides one-on-one clinical supervision to counseling staff. Provides leadership and clinical supervision to department. Recruits, interviews, orients and assists in the selection of new counseling staff.
- Oversees treatment plans and continuing care plans and coordinates between all departments.
- Provides program planning, development and evaluation, including active participation in development of daily therapeutic schedule, evaluation of program and making suggestions for changes and assist in licensure/certification standards and compliance.
Education and Experience:
- Degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
- Up to date and active Registered Nurse License.
- 5 years of supervisory experience in health or human service agency.
- Experience working in the addiction or substance abuse industry.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
- Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.
Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analysis, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges.
Communication Proficiency: Comfortable using a broad range of communication styles, and ability to choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
Demonstrates Clinical Understanding: Relates well to referral sources, patients and their families. Promotes clinical excellence.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Recovery Centers of America at Devon
235 W. Lancaster Avenue OPCO LLC, Devon, Pennsylvania 19333