OU Medical Center
Under limited administrative direction, supervises nursing staff and provides expert nursing care to patients with health problems ranging from complex to multi-complex.
Supervises nursing staff on a shift and ensures safe and effective nursing care is provided to assigned patients. Ensures the oncoming shift has adequate nursing personnel to meet identified patient care needs; arranges for staff to work overtime shifts for personnel shortages based on minimum staffing requirements; assists in the development of monthly personnel schedules. Assists in determining work assignments based on nursing resources and identified patient care needs. Assists with revision of policies and procedures. Evaluates, documents and counsels staff on a designated shift regarding job requirements and work performance; assists with employee evaluations and recommends appropriate personnel actions. Conducts meetings with staff on a designated shift to discuss patient care and unit concerns. Ensures educational offerings and experiences are available to staff. Develops quality assurance indicators. If pertinent to the area, will be responsible for updating operating room procedure cards for specialty areas. Ensures orientation of new employees to a unit. Monitors productivity targets established by the department.
*Experience: 1.5 years experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting which includes at least 6 months charge experience.
*Licensure: Possession of a valid temporary or permanent Oklahoma license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing
Education as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty. (Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing theory, practices, techniques, procedures and standards plus the principles of supervision. Skill in planning and organizing nursing care, applying advanced nursing clinical skills, maintaining records and charts, preparing written reports and in maintaining effective working relationships with others.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment. Must be able to stand for long periods at a time. Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere is required. Must have good interpersonal skills.