Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Medical/Surgical Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week); works various days Sunday through Saturday 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Responsible for planning, directing, supervising, and managing nursing activities in the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care in the Med/Surg inpatient, outpatient, SNF, and SCU areas.  Coordinates Med/Surg inpatient, outpatient, SNF, and SCU activities and programs with other hospital services and involved physicians.  Assumes shift clinical and management responsibility for the Med/Surg areas.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to polices and procedures, quality improvement/quality assurance activities, and membership in committees as assigned.  Addresses day-to-day departmental concerns, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.  Enforces standards/regulations:  CAH, CMS, and Safety.  Completes appropriate assessments/reassessments with documentation.  Provides age-appropriate care.  At least one year of experience including Med/Surg and SCU preferred.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for RNs required.