State of Georgia
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RN Charge - Admissions
at State of Georgia
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Charge Nurse on the Admissions Units at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.
Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for a unit or shift. Ensures that staff assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Oversees the provision and quality of nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. Advises clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Supervises and plans work of assigned staff.
Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
Supervises and plans work of assigned staff
Administers prescribed medications or starts intravenous fluids, and notes times and amounts on clients' charts
Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care plans
Maintains accurate, detailed reports and client records
Modifies client treatment plans as indicated by clients' responses and conditions Monitors all aspects of client care, including diet and physical activity
Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in clients' conditions Observes nurses and visits clients to ensure that proper nursing care is provided
Prepares clients for, and assists with, examinations and treatments
Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies, and ensures that stock of supplies is maintained
Provides education to client and family
Provides health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance in convalescence and rehabilitation.
Ability to assess, plan for, and provide basic nursing skills; knows procedures including developing, implementing and revising plan of care
Knowledge of nursing policies, procedures, protocols, treatments, standards of care and nurse practice act
Knowledge of the procedures for medication administration and can administer oral, sublingual and IV medications; knowledge of pharmacology
Knowledge of immunization regulations and protocols
Ability to perform CPR and for some sites, AED Skills in supervision/leadership, including team leadership, performance management, training/teaching, decision making and delegation; knowledge of employee job classifications and responsibilities
Ability to plan for unit needs.
FORTHIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUNDCHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND One year of professional nursing experience.