Clinical Leader of Emergency Department and Observation Unit

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ID 2017-7550 Position Type Regular Full-Time
Location Freehold Shift Night
Posted Date 7/25/2017 11:47 AM Work Schedule 11P-7A


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When you work with CentraState Healthcare System, you’re not just another employee, you’re part of a community of experts dedicated not only to helping our patients and their families, but also helping each other succeed.


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With ample opportunity, competitive benefits and a collaborative atmosphere, working at CentraState is not just another job, it’s a way to do what you love and to be your best you!


We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


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What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • Leading edge technology
  • Great staff-to-patient ratio’s
  • Career Development and Growth Opportunity
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Comprehensive Retirement / Savings Programs
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility


CentraState's mission 

To enhance the health and well being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare.


Our vision 

To have an organization of caring professionals trusted as our community's healthcare system of choice for clinical excellence.


We are dedicated to service excellence for our patients, residents, families and community.


Compassion, sensitivity and integrity, for those we serve as well as those with whom we work, are essential.


We are also committed to an environment that supports continuous quality improvement and positive change.


This environment is enhanced by education that improves our individual and collective capabilities. We understand that cooperation with individuals and institutions with whom we share common goals is integral to the fulfillment of our mission.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Assists the Nurse Manager in planning, directing and supervising the overall operation of the Emergency Department (ED) and the Observation Unit on a 24-hour basis.


The hours are Monday- Friday 11p-7am with weekends and holidays off.

  • Assists the Department Head in the continuing effort made by the department to improve the quality of patient care and services.
  • Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent, and continuous. This assessment is communicated effectively and documented.
  • Appropriately analyzes health status data to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals.
  • Identifies patient problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi disciplinary approach.
  • Attends and participates in the multi-disciplinary discharge planning meetings and identifies the need for further services following discharge.
  • Delegates components of care to non-professional caregivers as appropriate and evaluates outcomes.
  • Makes decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice. Utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of patients and in the coordination of care to assure the achievement of maximum outcome.
  • Maintains RN competencies required for Emergency department and Observation Unit. Supports and assists staff in daily operations as required.
  • Participates in the development of unit policies and protocols as needed. Periodically reviews and revises policies, meeting with appropriate committees for approval process.
  • Collects, analyzes quality indicators for the emergency department and Observation in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.
  • Develops action plans and reports quality initiatives in the Emergency department and Observation Unit to committees and meetings.
  • Acts as resource for the Emergency Department and Observation Unit staff.
  • In collaboration with Nurse Manager, disciplines employees and completes and delivers the night staff performance appraisals.
  • Performs clinical duties (Charge RN, Triage RN, etc) during periods of short staffing.
  • Continually monitors patient flow throughout the Emergency department and Observation Unit
  • Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies.


Minimum Education

BSN required.

A Masters in Nursing is required or must obtain Masters within 3 years from date of hire (or internal transfer) as a condition of employment.


Required Licenses/Certifications

Registered Nurse with current NJ license.

BLS, ACLS, and PALS required.

8 hours of basic trauma education and ENPC required.

National certification required.

Completion of the specialty specific pharmacology test is required. 


Minimum Work Experience

Minimum two years emergency nursing experience required.

Previous supervisory experience preferred.


Physical Demands:

Standing; walking; typing; filing; reaching at or below waist, above shoulder; lifting/pushing/pulling up to and greater than 40 pounds; bending; climbing; kneeling; stooping.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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