Charge Nurse SADU

Requisition ID
2020-143829
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
48
Shift
Evening
Standard Hours
13:00 - 21:30
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.

 

About Us:

 

As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies.  The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with a robust cardiac surgery program that has recently received Three Star Awards for our thoracic and cardiac programs.  Our main OR suite includes 10 operating rooms (two are cardiac) and an additional 9 operating rooms at the adjacent Walters Day Surgery Center.  We also have two operating rooms at an ambulatory surgery center in nearby Gig Harbor.  Combined, we perform over 16,500 cases per year, including trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular, general, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, spine, ENT, gynecology.  We provide 24/7 staffing in the main OR.  Our Surgical Services Leadership team includes a Director, 3 Perioperative Clinical Managers, 2 Perianesthesia Clinical managers, a Sterile Processing Manager and an RN Educator.  Combined, these leaders have over 100 years of nursing and leadership experience and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members.  Orientation for new OR RNs includes a formal six-month long OR residency.  We offer two residencies per year.

 

What We Have To Offer:

  • Join a high-volume program that will allow rapid knowledge gains including minimal access mitral surgery, aortic arch and hybrid procedures, and TAVR.
  • Over 600 open heart/TAVR procedures performed annually.
  • Join a stable team with three experienced cardiac surgeons, dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia, and a patient-centered team approach that puts the patient first and respects the contributions of all team members.
  • Join a team that enjoys the support and stability of one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, Common Spirit Health, which helps provide resources and economies of scale during these uncertain times.
  • Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
  • Shared governance model with a very engaged Unit Based Council
  • Collaborative scheduling
  • 8, 10 and 12-hour shift options
  • Limited call
  • Financial support for CNOR certification
  • Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
  • Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
  • Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program
  • On-site fitness center available 24/7

Responsibilities

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

  • 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 American Heart Association Healthcare BLS Certification.
  • Specialty certification preferred.

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