WellStar Health Systems RN Charge Nurse PACU Recovery Room in austell, Georgia
At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The RN Clinical Charge Nurse PACU is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned
shift to assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient
care assignment. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders
and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the
WellStar Professional Nursing Practice Model and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are
derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.
The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care
givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care.
Expectations of practice include: accountability; responsibility and authority for the practice of nursing; effective
teamwork; delegation; communication; respect; personal development; and development of team members.
The role contributes to the establishment and maintenance of practices that ensure excellence in patient care,
provides for the efficient use of resources, and undertakes leadership task such as staff schedules, unit patient flow,
subject matter expertise for clinical concerns, physician rounding, committee involvement, survey readiness, and other
task as assigned by the manager, which are basic to the department’s ability to function in a smooth and effective
The RN Clinical Charge Nurse is a resource to other areas opportunity to learn about operational functionality and
hospital/facility awareness. He/she is assists in the growth and development of team members in the unit to help build
department skills sets and to inspire expertise. This leader brings with him or her ability to build rapport between
nurses and physicians to continue service to the patients and is a role model to others.
It is expected that all RN Clinical Charge Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as
outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics
Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the
individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.
She/he possesses (advanced) clinical expertise and utilizes this expertise to support and promote the delivery of safe,
age appropriate and culturally aware patient care and serves as a partner in care.
Required Minimum Education : Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred; National certification in area of specialty preferred.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification : Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS, ACLS & PALS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position. Experience is ICU/PACU/ER or strong med surg strongly preferred for this speciality area.
Required Minimum Experience: Experience with direct patient care preferred. PACU experience strongly prefereed
Required Minimum Skills : Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.
For Direct Patient Care positions, Indicate American Heart Association or American Academy of Pediatrics certification required: BLS (Basic Life Support) ACLS ( Advanced Cardiac Life Support) NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support
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Facility WellStar Cobb Hospital
Category Nursing: Direct Care