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PRN Charge Nurse - Evenings

Date Posted:  Feb 8, 2024
Requisition ID:  438199

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Job:

As the Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for directing and coordinating patient care and clinical supervision of support staff.  In this position, you will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. In this position, you will work evening/night shift and will have additional oversight of the unit.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prioritize and organize the daily care of patients.
  • Make patient care assignments and assist in creating treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff.
  • Provide ongoing assessment and documentation of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  
  • Direct support staff to coordinate the workflow on the unit and communicate problems to the Charge Nurse Supervisor.  
  • Administer medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement nursing care plans for nursing diagnosis or treatment plan changes.
  • Complete medication administration supervision monitors and clinical observation notes for support staff.  
  • Completes required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms and other records.
  • Educate patients and family members regarding medication, procedures and treatment goals and objectives.
  • Repond and intervene to emergency situations and agitated patients.  
  • Provide orientation and support to staff and to the unit.
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper safety and infection control standards are met for the unit.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college.  
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse.  
  • Must hold and maintain a CPR.
  • Must stay current with behavioral intervention training. 
  • Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records.  
  • Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply medical and facility terminology.
  • Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records.
  • Ability to serve as a patient advocate.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures. 
  • Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility serves such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This intermittent position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel have you the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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