Job ID: 290011766  |  Last Updated: 5/26/2021

Charge Nurse/ CCCU

Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital
Lubbock, TX
Applicant Contact
Stacy Carter
Human Resources - Recruiter
(806) 472-3653

Job Description

LHSH CCCU: Full TimeNights 7p 7a

$10,000.00 Sign-On Bonus for Qualified Candidates

This position qualifies for the LHSH Employee Referral Program

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We work hard to make sure people love their work here. Many have been with us from the very beginning. Because were physician-owned, we understand the value of having a well-trained, well-resourced staff. When it comes to procedural healthcare, experience matters.

Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital specializes in the care of cardiac, orthopedic, nephrology, urology, and general medical patients. We are also a highly active inpatient center mainly centered on surgical procedures that include cardiothoracic, orthopedic, urology, and general surgery. We have a 24-hour Emergency Department with 5 fully equipped ED rooms, 4 fully operating OR rooms, 4 cardiac catherization labs with 1 electrophysiology room, 11-day surgery rooms, 58 acute care beds spread over three units, and 16 cardiac critical care rooms. We pride ourselves on giving the best overall care possible to our patients and on our family style atmosphere that includes everyone: patients and their families, physicians, and our employees.

Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital is committed to providing better outcomes for our employees!

Great Benefits Medical, Vision, Dental, PTO & 401K
Individually Tailored 6-12 Week Orientation
12 hour shifts
Opportunities for Advancement
Career Ladder for RNs, LVNs, & CSTs
1:1 or 1:2 Nurse/Patient ratio in CCCU
1:4 or 1:5 Nurse/ Patient ratio in Acute Care
Family Atmosphere
Opportunity for Multi-Unit Training
Free CEUs through Healthstream, our online training system
7a-7p & 7p-7a shifts available in CCCU & AC

Job Summary
Alone or in conjunction with the Nursing Director, the Charge Nurse plans, coordinates and oversees the responsibility and functions of pre and post-operative areas in caring for all age patients. Assists in setting and enacting appropriate standards of care. Directs nursing care within prevailing national and state standards of practice and the policies of the hospital. Assists in making decisions regarding staffing, hiring, counseling, evaluating, supervising and terminating staff. Participates in QA/ Performance Improvement projects and audits. The charge nurse may have additional responsibilities of finance, marketing and operations as designated by the Nursing Director.

Minimum Education and Experience
2-5 years experience in cardiac care setting and prior supervisory experience required.

Licensure and Certification
Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
Currently licensed in the state of Texas.
BCLS and ACLS required.

Your Essential Job Functions
Registered professional nurse who assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of other professionals.
Gathers pertinent patient care data using all available resources.
Relates effectively with other shifts/departments for optimal continuity of care.
Provides clinical support to entry level nurses and assists in their development.
Coordinates provision of nursing care on the nursing unit/s.
Facilitates the efficient flow of patients and resources.
Prepares a plan for discharge and follow-up appropriate to both patient and family needs.
Participates with the responsible supervisor to develop monthly staffing plan.
Implements interventions appropriate to the age-specific needs of adolescent, adult and geriatric acute care patients.
Safely and accurately administer medications commonly used in acute care nursing units.
Provides patient and family education for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their family/caregivers.
Provides appropriate and safe interventions in emergency situations commonly experienced by acute care patients.
Performs basic patient care procedures for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients, as required by the specific nursing unit.
Documents nursing care to maintain an accurate and legal medical record.
Assures efficiency of unit operations and goods in proper use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Able to operate specialized equipment included in the acute care unit equipment checklist.
Assures adherence to safe standard of care and regulatory expectations.
Serve as a leader of patient care and role model/mentor in performance/behavior events.
Performs other duties as assigned by Nursing Director.
Manages the care of patients undergoing procedures requiring analgesia, sedation and anesthesia.
Attends meetings and participates in ongoing training.
Utilizes special knowledge of age-specific differences in acute care patients to recognize changes in patient status.
Actively participates on appropriate committees and QA/PI activities.
Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens
LHSH Incentives

Flexible Scheduling
No mandatory overtime
Career Ladder
Sign On Bonus available (if applicable)

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