Charge Nurse, Emergency Services

Requisition ID
Emergency Services
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
6:30pm - 7am Every Other Weekend Rotation
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Mercy Health of Roseburg


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.


Pay Scale: $42.43 - $63.10


Shift: Full-Time, Nights. Three (3) shifts per week 1830 - 0700 with every other weekend rotating schedule


Core Schedule:  Week 1&3: Thu, Fri, Sat;  Week 2&4: Sun, Mon, Tue


Job Summary:


Works collaboratively with the leadership team, the department staff, physicians and interdisciplinary and ancillary staff to support day-to-day operations and patient care.  Demonstrates clinical excellence, skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision-making, appropriate staffing decisions, authentic leadership, and performs operational responsibilities of the role. On call required with 30 minute response time.


Essential Duties:

  • Makes effective decisions in the unit by assessing situations in their entirety incorporating patient and family perspectives that affect patient care.
  • Coordinates with other charge nurses, unit coordinators and nurse coordinator to facilitate patient flow within the hospital.
  • Participates in and supports communication processes with patients, families and the healthcare team.
  • Makes appropriate staffing decisions that match assessed patient needs with nurse competencies.
  • Follows department staffing matrix based on acuity, activity and skill mix and communicates with department leadership and/or nursing coordinator to develop a contingency plan. Takes patients as needed.
  • Facilitates staff breaks and lunches.
  • Assesses productivity every four (4) hours within shift, anticipates changes and manages staff appropriately to maintain productivity and safety. Justifies variances when safety outweighs productivity.
  • Recognizes gaps in experience in various levels of acuity and works with unit leadership to train and mentor staff.
  • Ensures department is operating safely and is responsive to emergencies. Checks or assigns crash carts, rooms stocked, blanket warmer stocked, and Point of Care quality controls are completed accurately and documented.
  • Performs weekly narcotic inventory. Reports discrepancies to unit leadership.
  • Plays an active role in performance improvement initiatives.
  • Able to function in all roles in the unit and acts as a backup and resource for staff.
  • Acts as a super user for IT systems used in the unit.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.




  • Current RN License issued by the State of Oregon.
  • Specialty certification upon hire preferred (example: CCRN, PCCN, CEN, RNC).
  • BLS for Health Care Providers and ACLS upon hire.
  • TNCC and PALS within six (6) months of hire. After initial TNCC certification, TEAM may be alternated with TNCC. After initial PALS certification, ENPC may be alternated with PALS.
  • Must have arrhythmia certification within 3 months of date of hire – may test out of arrhythmia class during orientation with a grade of 80% or better


  • Two (2) years’ current Emergency Department Experience.
  • Previous designated Charge Nurse experience in related specialty preferred.


  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
  • BSN preferred.



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