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Registered Nurse - Charge - Surgery

Company: Community Health Systems
Location: Gresham
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

*All positions are located in Fresno/Clovis CA*

Community Medical Centers

Being the largest private employer in the Central Valley means that people count on us to improve their quality of life. At Community Medical Centers, your role as a Charge Nurse plays an integral part in directly affecting those we serve. Here, you will actively feel and see the impact you have in fulfilling the central purpose of our mission: "to improve the health status of the community" . As a Charge Nurse with Community Medical Centers, you will serve as a liaison for staff, patients, families and physicians.

We can offer you challenges to professionally grow AND the resources to succeed. By joining our team at Community Medical Centers you will have the resources and development opportunities to make a difference in the community you live in, as well as grow your career. If you are committed to excellence in your profession and seeking a career that matches your passion for helping people then continue reading below!

The Charge Nurse assists the Clinical Supervisor by serving as primary liaison for an assigned care area with physicians, staff, patients, and families. Responsible for coordinating patient flow and staff assignments and the oversight of patient safety, quality, and regulatory activities on the assigned shift.

Accountabilities

1. Serves as primary contact for care area communication
2. Coordinates patient flow within the care area, facilitates admissions, discharges and transfers to maximize unit capacity.
3. Makes patient care assignments based on patient acuity, care needs, and staff competency.
4. Coordinates patient safety, quality and regulatory activity for assigned area, ensuring unit is survey ready at all times. Monitors Pyxis for discrepancies, clears them by the end of shift.
5. Serves as a liaison for staff/patient/families/physicians, collaborates with clinical Supervisor when necessary.
6. Receives, documents, and attempts real-time resolution of complaints or suggestions posed by patients, visitors, and other departments. Refers any unresolved situations to clinical Supervisor/Manager.
7. Provides evaluation data/feedback pertaining to assigned staff to clinical Supervisor/Manager.
8. Provides coverage as a staff RN, including "at all times" break coverage needed.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred

Experience

2 years experience as a Staff RN in the area of assignment or demonstrated competency by achieving a minimum 35 points on RN Competency Model Evaluation form required
6 months experience as a Relief Charge RN or in a team leadership role required

Licenses and Certifications

RN - Current State of California Registered Nurse license required
BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required
Certifications as required for the unit Associated topics: ambulatory, bsn, coronary, domiciliary, mhb, nurse, nurse clinical, psychatric, registered nurse, transitional

Keywords: Community Health Systems, Gresham , Registered Nurse - Charge - Surgery, Healthcare , Gresham, Oregon

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