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Nurse Division Charge/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Nurse Division Charge/UKHC
Requisition Number NR09570
Working Title Division Charge Nurse/Kentucky Children's Hospital
Department Name H3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric Svcs
Work Location Kentucky Children's Hospital
Grade Level 11
Salary Range $25.71-42.94/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
2 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Valid KY RN license, compact state RN license, or temporary work permit. American Heart Association BLS
Physical Requirements
Lifting, pulling, turning, standing for long periods
Must be able to work three twelve hour shifts from per week from 7a-730p ; will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.
Job Summary

Division Charge Nurse (DCN), is responsible for assuring quality care in the Children’s Hospital during his/her tour of duty. He/She is responsible for efficient management of nursing resources and patient safety. Manages throughput across the enterprise for children and neonates. Responsibilities include: 1. Resource management-insures adequate numbers of competent nurses are available to care for patients, serves as a clinical and systems resource for nurses and assists staff in planning for appropriate patient care delivery. 2.Professional development-supervises nursing staff, provides guidance to staff during orientation and in their ongoing professional development, and in collaboration with the Director of Children’s Services and Patient Care Managers assists with the performance reviews of staff 3. Customer Service-develops collaborative relationships with physicians, ancillary staff and the entire KCH team. Interviews patient and families to ensure that staff are exceeding patient/family expectations, interacts with nursing staff to ensure engagement in their work and resolves conflicts and problems among personnel, patients, physicians and families 4. Facilitates quality patient care—identifies problems with patient care and initiates actions for resolution, ensures policies and guidelines are followed, facilitates staff completion of competency requirements. and coordinates quality improvement projects for the KCH and UKHC.

*The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Microsoft Access, Excel
Strong communication and customer service skills
Problem Solving
Basic to moderate computer skills
Identifies educational needs of staff
Knowledgeable in conflict resolution with active listening skills
Acts as a clinical resource for systems information
Coordinates projects as assigned
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
| BSN and Current BLS and PALS required. 5-6 years RN experience preferred. CPN certification is preferred. Pediatric experience is REQUIRED.
Deadline to Apply 05/16/2022
University Community of Inclusion

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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