Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. Observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.
- Minimum ADN; however BSN is preferred.
- Specialty Professional Certification in appropriate area is required. Note: existing Charge RNs who are BSN prepared but not certified will have one year to obtain specialty certification.
- Excellent customer service, negotiation and communication skills.
- Must possess advanced knowledge of general nursing theory and be able to apply the knowledge to complex problems.
- Skill in supervision, teaching, organizing, counseling, problem solving, and critical thinking is required.
- Familiarity with community/regional health needs and services is preferred.
- Must have the ability to organize, coordinate, and direct; demonstrate judgment, diplomacy, assertiveness and initiative.
- Must work well with others.
- Flexibility in work hours to meet the needs of patients, physicians and staff.
- Minimum 5 years clinical patient care experience in a relevant setting preferred; however, combination of experience, education, and certification may be considered.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
- Valid RN license for State of Texas
- Specialty Certification in appropriate area
- CPR required. BLS, ACLS, or PALS as appropriate