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RN-Head Nurse - DC ICU Stepdown BMH Desoto

Job ID: 20699
Job Category: Nurse RN
Job Type: Clinical Nurse
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Weekend Days
Facility: BMH - Desoto Hospital
Location: Southaven, MS

Summary

The Head Nurse is responsible for overseeing patient care, staff management and day to day operations of a specific department or nursing unit. Coordinates and provides care utilizing the critical thinking framework known as the nursing process. The nursing process forms the foundation of the nurse's decision making to help partner with patients/families to attain, maintain and restore health whenever possible. Blends caring, compassion, knowledge and integrity to provide safe quality care that preserves patient autonomy, dignity and rights. Assists manager by providing clinical leadership for nursing employees on an assigned unit to maintain continuity of nursing care in conjunction with the hospital/nursing mission, goals, policies and procedures. Works in collaboration with the Manager/Director/CNO to ensure goal attainment.system standard jd

Responsibilities

  • Interpret, review, and combine diagnostic data relevant to the patient's current condition.
  • Collaborates with nursing leadership and other disciplines to identify opportunities for department improvements and drive change.
  • Intervenes and provides guidance and direction during life threatening situations.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and expected outcomes.
  • Implements innovative works processes that improve patient outcomes.
  • Participates in clinical leadership activities such as coaching, counseling, mentoring, hiring, firing, yearly performance evaluations, staffing, payroll, and productivity.
  • Participates in activities designed to improve health care delivery.
  • Communicates/collaborates with others in providing patient care.
  • Supports life-long learning.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


Requirements, Preferences and Experience

Experience

Minimum: Minimum of 2 years experience on current unit or in like setting/specialty area.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Preferred: ACLS

Minimum: RN; BLS CERTIFICATION WITHIN 14 DAYS OF HIRE

Special Skills

Minimum: Computer literacy

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 7134 - RN-Head Nurse
Facility: BMH - Desoto Hospital
Department: DC ICU Stepdown BMH Desoto
Category: Nurse RN
Type: Clinical Nurse
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Weekend Days
Location: US:MS:Southaven
Located in the Memphis metro area
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