Team Lead Registered Nurse (RN) Medical/Surgical
Coordinates and delivers patient care using the health care team philosophy practice model. Coordinates and does patient teaching and discharge planning. Coordinates activities with ancillary departments. Maintains standards of the department and the hospital. Serves as a resource for co-workers, physicians, patients, and other hospital personnel. Coaches and counsels assigned employees to an optimal level of performance. Assists with the ongoing process of Performance Management of assigned employees. Directs and supervises functions and activities on the unit in the absence of the Nurse Manager. Interprets and implements policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Previous nursing experience in a medical-surgical environment and previous experience as a charge nurse or supervisor preferred. Current Mississippi RN license.
The employee must demonstrate the ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations, and planned procedures. Requires good judgment in delivering patient care; good oral and written communication skills; ability to function in stressful situations; current review in CPR. This position has been determined to have a high risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Works in a well-equipped nursing unit; if department and hospital safety regulations are followed, hazards are minimal. Must be willing to rotate shifts, days off, and work area; may occasionally be required to work overtime.