Charge Nurse RN ICU/CCU
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Under the general supervision of the Director, renders professional nursing care and guidance to other staff in accordance with physician’s treatment plans and standards of practice/care, in order to provide for the comfort and well-being of patients. Represent leadership to ensure quality patient care is consistent with St. Joseph Medical Center goals and objectives, and is provided according to various regulatory Agency Standards. Maintains staffing congruent with a described delivery system reflective of patient needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center. Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
People incorporate the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Directs support personnel in implementing the patient’s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates the effectiveness of the delegated tasks. Collaborates with inter and intra-professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.
Completes annual education requirements. Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements. Promotes a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices. Use nursing process to provide all levels of patient care.
Use professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care. Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions. Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.
Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care.
Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.
Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision-making. Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision-making at the level they choose. Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care.
Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right thing to do. Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention. Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct patient care requires patient and family representation as part of the multidisciplinary approach. Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail. Other duties as assigned.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.
Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.
Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.