The Elite Team Inc -
The Elite Team is hiring an experienced Registered Nurse Charge
Nurse at a Partial Hospitalization program in Hawthorne.
This is a full time position with competitive pay and
Coordinates staff and patient activities during a specified
Collaborates with Administrator to ensure appropriate skill mix
is on duty for the oncoming shift.
assigns licensed and non licensed staff to care for patients
according to patient needs and skill level of available staff.
Monitors effectiveness of orientation process with new
Monitors timecards/sheets to verify staff are following the time
keeping policy and procedure. Follows up with staff when
non-compliant. Monitors and trends absenteeism and reports excesses
Initiates and/or participates in coaching/counseling staff
through the disciplinary process.
Identifies staff development needs. Initiates and/or
participates in biweekly charge nurse meetings.
Coaches staff to develop and demonstrate appropriate problem
solving behaviors and teaches methods to improve decision making
Identifies opportunities to improve performance and leads and/or
participates in specifically assigned performance improvement
Communicates to staff pertinent information through daily shift
reports to ensure quality patient care.
Prioritizes needs of the unit and communicates to staff on duty
necessary information and responsibilities.
Communicates effectively with all nursing staff
Keep staff on the shift alert to roles in disaster and fire
Performs rounds at beginning of each shift to assess patient
status and reports necessary findings to staff on duty.
Maintains orderly, safe, clean conditions on unit.
Makes rounds on unit each shift to inspect environmental and
Inspects crash cart to ensure safety seal has not been broken or
tampered with and documents findings. Responds proactively to
patient satisfaction concerns.
Supervises unit environment to ensure safety
Oversees medication nurse and alerts MD if untoward side effects
are evident in patients.
Ensures that all rounds are completed throughout assigned shift
and precautions are followed for high-risk patients.
Ensures that assigned documentation is completed in full by end
Supervises all staff and ensures that staff complete their
assigned duties each shift
Assess activity of patients behaviors/symptoms to validate
criterion for input, hospitalization, and reports any findings to
Utilization Review, which do not support hospitalization
Documents unusual patient occurrences and follows
policies/procedures as well as proper notifications, when
Assesses medical conditions in patients requiring additional
nursing care, and accurately documents observations and
Assesses voluntary patients behavior per LPS guidelines when
requested by attending psychiatrist
Documents evaluation results in patient chart and completes 5150
Current CA RN license,
Current BLS for healthcare provider card,
Current CPI certificate or within 30 days.
LPS Designation within LA county (or within 90 days) whereby
certifying RN to assess for and write 5150s within CMC during
scheduled shift (For FT RNs with 3 yrs. inpatient psych nursing
Minimum 1-year experience in acute human services area.
Inpatient psychiatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the
life span and the ability to assess and interpret data, determine
patient care requirements and deliver care relative to the patients
age specific needs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of
Experience as a charge nurse, relief charge nurse, or team
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job is a Direct Hire with the Partial Hospitalization company.