Stormont-Vail Healthcare Charge Nurse (Behavioral Health in Topeka, Kansas

Summary: The charge nurse functions in a line position during the scheduled shift as a manager of staff and patient care as well as administrative support and resource person. The incumbent’s responsibilities primarily focus on managing the operational aspects of provision of services to patients, physicians, and staff during their assigned shift. This position supports department service and hospital standards.

The delivery of professional nursing care at Stormont-Vail HealthCare is guided by Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the theory of Shared governance, both of which are congruent with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Watson’s Caring Theory ensures the development of therapeutic relationships and involves human beings and their spirit in every aspect of care delivery, and is demonstrated through the implementation of ten (10) carative behaviors:

  1. attentive listening

  2. comforting

  3. honesty

  4. patience

  5. responsibility

  6. providing information to allow informed decisions

  7. touch

  8. sensitivity

  9. respect

  10. calling the patient by name

Licensed RN in Kansas; BSN preferred; meets educational preparation or other qualifications within specified time frames as determined/outlined by specific department policy; at least two years current experience in related clinical field in acute care facility; completion of hospital required supervisory training within one year of employment; ANCC certification in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) preferred.