Charge Nurse Main OR

Requisition ID
2020-131867
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7:30 pm - 7:00 am
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are part of a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Responsibilities

Opportunity to develop and work with highly engaged perioperative team in a dynamic environment with increasing surgery volumes and complexity.  The OR team is a very experienced team with a high degree of teamwork in the OR.  Opportunity exists to expland skills in a Level II Trauma Center and supportive team for learning.

 

Sign-On Bonus:  Up to $10,000 (less applicable taxes) for those external hires that have 2 years of RN experience in the OR, as outlined by Franciscan Policy.

 

Job Summary:

Serves as a leader and clinical resource to staff under the direction of nursing leadership.  Collaborates with the primary RN or team leader to ensure the planning and delivery of quality patient care in partnership with physician, interdisciplinary team and patient/family. Acts as a role model, demonstrating technical/clinical competence consistent with the needs of staff and the patient population served.  Assists staff with problem solving and decision making.    


Essential Duties:
Oversees clinical operations to include:  coordination of assignments, delegation of tasks, provision of clinical care, patient placement, unit and patient flow.
Aligns staffing with productivity-based Staffing Matrix to include requesting resources based on patient need and flexing staff based on census and workload fluctuations.
Prepares assignments considering patient acuity and staff skill mix/competency; ensures timely posting of Staffing Plan; assigns and/or ensures staff are provided with rest and meal breaks.
Monitors and oversees Sitter usage in assigned area.
Serves as the first point of contact in the department chain of command during the shift for staff’s clinical needs, investigation of complaints, service recovery and completion of incident reports; ensures management is apprised of concerns and incidents.
Coordinates care, collaborating and communicating effectively with the inter-disciplinary team.
Maintains and applies knowledge of quality and SafetyFirst-related initiatives and requirements.
Serves as mentor to develop and coach orientees and experienced staff; demonstrates skill in conflict management.
Contributes to the development and evaluation of staff competency; provides objective feedback to assist with staff performance throughout the review cycle.
Assists with monitoring of regulatory and auditing requirements.

 

 

Qualifications

Job Requirements: 
Two years of experience in the clinical specialty within the last three years preferred. 
Prefer previous charge nurse experience. 
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare BLS Certification.
Specialty certification preferred.

 

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