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RN Lead


CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini


Registered Nurse (RN)


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Savoy Medical Center-40500


801 Poinciana Ave.
Mamou, LA  70554


Full Time

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Oversees and coordinates day-to-day activities of nursing personnel in patient care units, provides direction to Clinical Staff, implements work of assigned units and coordinates activities with other patient care units and related departments.

CHRISTUS COMPETENCIES FOR TEAM LEADERS Action oriented- Taking on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Customer focus- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. Communicates effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Optimizes work processes- Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Builds effective teams- Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Develops talent- Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals.

Ensures accountability- Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Organizing and overseeing patient care delivery during an assigned shift; ensuring proper staffing and smooth operations of a patient care unit
  • Coaching/counseling individual team members; monitoring and providing feedback on performance and addressing training needs
  • Documenting daily staffing, operational and administrative records; maintaining compliance with governmental policies and procedures
  • Providing direction and support to nursing staff demonstrating and promoting respect for the dignity and rights of every patient ; assists with communications with patients and families
CORE COMPETENCIES   Standard I: Utilizes the Nursing Process   · Uses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychosocial, social, cultural, Spiritual, and development needs of patient and families · Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members · Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practice. Implements patient care and therapeutic procedures; monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals · Evaluates the care and treatment(s) provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatment(s). Performs timely reassessment and documentation · Must be able to perform unit specific competencies based on the specific patient care need for designated unit's patient population Standard II. Patient Throughput & Patient Flow Process   · Anticipates and plans for admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flow
  • Utilizes appropriate systems of communication and tools to facilitate the discharge process
  • Coaches on tools and techniques for checking, cross checking and validating orders to ensure accuracy.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit during an assigned shift
  • Assesses departmental staffing needs; actively participates in resourcing efforts.
  • Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry.
  • Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities.
  • Serves as a leader of patient care
  • Leads team meetings to review progress and performance, ensuring follow-up on previous decisions.
  • Gives continuing feedback, recognizes achievement, and recommends improvement.
  • Allocates team resources responsibly and equitably, delegates appropriate levels of responsibility and authority, and provides oversight and guidance
  • Mediates and resolves conflicts among individuals, groups, and departments.
  Standard III. Unit Operations   · Demonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and Supplies   Standard IV. Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations   · Incorporates patient safety practices/guidelines to promote a safe environment resulting in positive patient outcomes · Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities · Provides evidence-based nursing care · Communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care   Standard V. Leadership   TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Clinical Policies and Standards

  • Follows a specific set of standards and associated clinical procedures
  • Analyzes policy and standards documentation and ensures organizational compliance
  • Provides feedback for improvement of procedures
  • Assists in the development and implementation of specific procedures
  • Works with control and monitoring mechanisms, tools and techniques

Health Information Documentation

  • Shares experiences with maintaining paper and electronic patient documentation
  • Walk through the steps and procedures for receiving, validating and updating patient records
  • Describes the flow of information between various stations or units
  • Discusses the functions, features and document flow of electronic documentation
  • Transcribes verbal orders; explains techniques for ensuring their accuracy
  • Explains health information documentation best practices and their rationale across health care practices.

Medical Equipment

  • Describes experience with basic medical equipment used in own unit or facility
  • Uses standard diagnostic tools and techniques to resolves common equipment problems
  • Educates patients about the appropriate use of home medical equipment
  • Ensures that all equipment and related supplies are in proper working order prior to use to ensure patient safety
  • Inspects, troubleshoots and evaluates incoming equipment

Medical Order Processing

  • Shares experiences with processing medical orders for one or more groups of patients or conditions
  • Describes functions and features of the system used to enter, validate, update and forward medical orders
  • Discusses common errors, their sources and procedures for correcting
  • Explains considerations for entering and following standing orders
  • Differentiates between standing orders and preprinted orders and considerations for each

Patient Chart Reading and Interpretation

  • Describes experiences in reading and interpreting patient charts for patients on unit and under own care
  • Reviews patients' charts for completion and accuracy; identifies and alerts to mistakes or omissions
  • Recognizes unexpected readings and alerts nursing or medical staff
  • Relates examples of mis-readings or misinterpretations and lessons learned
  • Reviews, discusses and validates own interpretation with others

Patient Safety

  • Shares experiences with ensuring safety for one or more patient groups or settings
  • Explains key features of safety guidelines and procedures for those groups and settings
  • Listens and responds to safety inquiries from patients and family members
  • Recognizes and addresses physiological and psychological signs of problems
  • Describes considerations for patients who can cause to harm to self, versus harm to others
  • Utilizes appropriate systems to document misses and near misses, participates in immediate investigating, analysis and reporting in real time
  • Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Excellent customer service, negotiation and communication skills
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical patient care experience in a relevant setting
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience overseeing work of assigned units
  • Previous healthcare management experience, preferred
  • RN license in good standing in state of employment or a compact state , if applicable
  • Registered Nurse (RN) required
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support
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