HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Charge Nurse III (RN) - Cardiac Telemetry (Days) in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.


General Statement of Duties:

The RN Charge Nurse has advanced leadership skills and is responsible for the coordination of unit operations during a particular shift. In this leadership role, the RN Charge Nurse promotes collaboration among all members of the team, facilitates throughput and prevents or resolves conflict. He/she role models and promotes Methodist Excellence (ME) standards of behavior while providing for an optimal patient care and work environment during the designated shift . Is a resource person to the patient care team. Makes appropriate patient care assignments and is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction; in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, procedures and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Essential Job Functions:/ /

  1. Coordinates, directs, assesses, modifies and formulates an appropriate staff assignment plan that addresses acuity, competency of staff and staff mix of licensed and unlicensed staff

  2. Serves as the primary decision maker for clinical operations during a given shift and modifies staff assignment/mix according to the changes in patient acuity and/or volume.

  3. Role models professional standards of behavior of the nursing practice as evidenced by the nurse practice act.

  4. Serves as primary resource for the unit, to other nursing personnel, physicians and other members of the team. Ensures evidence–based care measures are followed and demonstrates effective clinical leadership skills.

  5. Demonstrates successful conflict resolution in a timely manner with patients, families and other healthcare team members.

  6. Consistently demonstrates ME standards of behavior and holds staff accountable for the same.

    Additional Job Functions:

  7. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System.Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals.

  8. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

  9. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself.

  10. Serves as a mentor/preceptor on the unit and actively participates in unit based meetings.

  11. Participates in interviewing and recruiting new personnel.

  12. Cross trains as needed to other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department/work unit or to permit flexible staffing assignments.

  13. Facilitates the promotion of teamwork; participates and/or leads and facilitates department process improvements as requested.

  14. Assists in monitoring productivity and quality and identifies areas for improvement.

  15. Completes other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  16. Education:

    Required:Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.

    Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Note:Verification of high school graduation/GED is required for those who completed nursing diploma programs.

  17. Experience:

    A. Charge RN II – One (1) year clinical experience as a licensed RN in the specialty area of hire.

    B. Charge RN III - ALL of the following:

    1) Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience as a licensed RN in specialty area of hire

    2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III

    C. Charge RN IV - ALL of the following:

    1) Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience as a licensed RN

    2) Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire.

    3) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program RN level IV

  18. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

    Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

    1. Required: RN License to practice as a professional registered nursing in the state of Texas

    2. Preferred : Certification in their specialty

Title: Registered Charge Nurse III (RN) - Cardiac Telemetry (Days)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-68487