The Lead RN (Registered Nurse) is responsible for overseeing other licensed and unlicensed staff in day to day provision of patient care. Provides guidance and support to the nursing personnel assigned to their unit(s). The Lead RN is responsible for managing staffing schedules, staffing assignments, and day to day coordination of patient care in their department.
Collaborates with department leadership (Manager/Director) on the day-to-day operations of the unit. Includes overseeing staffing schedules and managing department staffing schedules within productivity budget. Adjusts staffing assignments as needed for safe and effective patient care
- Observes performance of staff and reports both positive and negative behavior and performance trends to department leadership in a timely fashion.
- Serves as a role model for departmental compliance with provision of nursing standards of care and regulatory standards. Serves as an expert resource to other team members. Provides coaching and mentoring as needed. Communicates variances from standards to department leadership in a timely manner.
- Observes team member performance regularly and completes staff performance evaluations or provides input on staff performance evaluations.
- Serves as a role model for teamwork and collaboration. Serves as a role model for positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members and co-workers.
- Serves as liaison between physicians, patients, families, nurses and other team members. Communicates all concerns, complaints, and compliments to department leadership.
- Demonstrates competence in delegation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Evaluates care given by team members and gives feedback. Effectively supervises team members and maintains accountability for standard of care provided. Acts as a resource to other team members.
- Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
Knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the specific department. Ability to function effectively in stressful situations. Awareness of changing trends in nursing practice and ability to adapt, including knowledge of Missouri Nurse Practice Act. Ability and willingness to rotate shifts and adjust necessary schedule changes. Ability to work under supervision as well as ability to oversee others. Basic computer skills. Ability to effectively communicate verbally, in writing, and in group presentations. Knowledge and skill in basic management, educational and leadership principles or demonstrated interest / potential for developing skills in this area.
- Graduate of an accredited nursing school. BSN preferred
- Current Missouri license as a Registered Nurse. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire. ACLS certification or must obtain within 6 months of hire.
- Minimum of 2-years of experience as a RN in acute care setting.
About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.