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RN Supervisor - Level 1 Trauma Center- Cardiac Tele/Progressive

Company: Atrium Health
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 630701

Position Number: 00015406

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Night

Shift Details: 7p - 7a

Standard Hours: 36.00

Department Name: NSG - Cardiac Telemetry 9B

Location: Carolinas Medical Center

Location Details: Atrium Health's CMC (near Uptown, Charlotte)

Our mission is to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit atriumhealth.org/about-us.

9B Progressive Care has 6 high acuity beds serving a diverse patient population with complex cardiac, medical, neurological and surgical needs. Patients may be admitted from any of our specialty ICU's, Emergency Department, or transferred from other nursing units when a patient's status requires a higher level of care but does not require ICU care. Many of our patients are recovering from sever critical illnesses, and require frequent monitoring and nursing interventions, complex care coordination, and intensive rehabilitation needs by physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Due to the high acuity of this population, the typical nurse to patient ratio is 1:3

9B is a Cardiac Telemetry has 13 beds that specializes in the treatment of new onset and continuum of care for congestive heart failure patients in a diverse population of adult patients. Common medical conditions addressed by our healthcare team include, but are not limited to pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, endocarditis, and initial cardiac work up for chest pain and/or shortness of breath. Initial cardiac work up typically includes prepping patients for cardiac stress test and/or cardiac catheterization. Typical nurse to patient ratio is 1:4

9B staff excel at caring for patients being evaluated for surgical interventions such as coronary artery bypass grafts, mitral valve replacements, transcatheter aortic valve replacements, cardiac valve clip repairs, internal cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker implantation and lead repairs, and abdominal aortic aneurysm management.

Nurses are trained on the safe and proper administration of IV cardiac medications, such as Diltiazem, Amiodarone, Nitro, Lasix and are one of only two units that are skilled to care for patients receiving IV Remodulin and IV Flolan. Nurses also care for patients with chest tubes, pleurx drains, and JP drains.

9B is a fast-paced environment that fosters exceptional teamwork, quality improvement, promotes growth and development through clinical advancement, and embraces leadership opportunities.

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. CMC serves as the region's only Level 1 Trauma center, is Magnet-designated, and also an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. We also serve as one of North Carolina's five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing residency training for more than 200 physicians in 15 specialties and serve as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Job Summary

Responsible for the direct provision of patient care and for assisting the manager with daily operations to include but not limited to coordination of patient care/outcomes, allocation of human and fiscal resources, communications, patient throughput, program development and oversight, patient, physician and employee rounding, selection, development, and retention of staff, clinical supervision and performance appraisal, performance improvement activities, service recovery and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.

Essential Functions


  • Supports the manager utilizing systematic approaches to enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing service administration and delivery of care in the department
  • Assists with interview, selection, and supervision of nursing personnel in the department
  • Assists with coordination of communication at regular intervals throughout shifts via staff meetings/huddles to exchange information/ promote dialogue with teammates
  • Collaborates with manager to ensure understanding and compliance with federal and state laws, to include healthcare services and practice, while complying with all required regulations and policies
  • Rounds on patients, teammates, and physicians at prescribed frequencies to gain insight into patient care, employee, and physician satisfaction and appropriateness of patient care and/or department operations
  • Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers in accordance with applicable legal or policy parameters or principles
  • Assists in identifying expected outcomes to provide direction for continuity of care/department operations
  • Assists in evaluating progress towards goal attainment/achievement of expected outcomes and disseminates information to teammates involved with the care or the situation
  • Performs nursing care, assists with treatments, therapies, procedures, and administers medications as necessary
  • Coordinates management of patient flow/throughput and staffing through continuous assessment of volume/acuity needs, utilizing resources available to assist in provision of appropriate staffing resources

    Physical Requirements

    Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak and understand English fluently. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate.

    Education, Experience and Certifications

    Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Current RN licensure in appropriate state. Minimum two years nursing experience preferred. Previous management experience preferred. BSN required. RN candidates for external hire or internal promotion without BSN must be enrolled in a BSN program within 1 year of Hire/Transfer date and must complete program within 3 years of enrollment in the program. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to the American Heart Association. Appropriate professional certification (either clinical or leadership) is required within 1 year of eligibility for professional certification exam. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader.

    At Atrium Health, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

    As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

    Posting Notes: Not Applicable

    Atrium Health is an EOE/AA Employer

Keywords: Atrium Health, Charlotte , RN Supervisor - Level 1 Trauma Center- Cardiac Tele/Progressive, Healthcare , Charlotte, North Carolina

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