Charge Nurse SADU

Requisition ID
2020-143829
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
48
Shift
Evening
Standard Hours
3pm - 11pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have combined our organizations to create Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. CHI Franciscan's mission to serve and care for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, and Virginia Mason's mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve" will not change. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is fully committed to providing access to care to all patients who need it. Together we can accelerate our ability to advance quality care in our community, reimagine care delivery in the Puget Sound and shape healthcare nationally as part of CommonSpirit Health.

 

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.

 

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

Job Summary:

The Charge Nurse for the Surgical Admitting Discharge Unit 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. This position is responsible for providing Perioperative nursing care of all patient populations undergoing surgical procedures, to include ambulatory, acute and chronic patient care. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the direct and indirect implementation of the patient’s plan of care in the SADU.

 

 Essential Job Functions
1. Performs a pre-operative assessment, identifies the pre-surgery patient at risk for complications and reports concerns as appropriate.
2. Identifies the post-surgery patient at risk for complications and provides appropriate interventions.
3. Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the post-surgery physiology.

 

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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