Functions as a department leader in assuming unit(s) responsibility for department functions and related activates. Assists in twenty four (24) hour accountability for the overall administration and clinical direction of unit by coordinating patient care delivery. Represents administration and preforms these functions in accordance with the philosophy and objectives mutually agreed upon by hospital administration. Nurse practices within the legal scope of practice as defined by Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Must be an RN with BSN with a minimum of 3 years clinical experience in an appropriate health-care setting. Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to interact on a professional level with all levels of staff. Must be flexible and able to address multiple issues simultaneously. Must be able to establish, monitor, and maintain uniform policies and procedues in support of established goals. Must have the ability to interpret financial statistical data to assist leadership with critical and timely decision making. Basic computer knowledge/skills required.