RN Charge Nurse - Medical/Surgical:
PeaceHealth

157528-en_US
PeaceHealth
Ketchikan Alaska
Healthcare
Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Charge Nurse - Medical/Surgical for a 0.9 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 12 Hours.

Req ID: 157528 

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Charge Nurse is a frontline leader who works under the direction of the Manager/Director.  The Charge Nurse assists the Manager/Director in coordinating unit activities which assure safe and clinically effective patient care.  The Charge Nurse supports and directs staff members in providing compassionate care and services to patients and families from diverse ethnic and social groups.  Independent decision-making is expected in the execution of routine duties.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Coordinate patient care by shift and department.
  2. Supervision and assessment of clinical practice.  Direct and delegate to other team members.
  3. Coach for performance to achieve individual and organizational goals; including orientation, competencies and evaluations.
  4. Develop the departmental team and collaborative relationships to achieve expected outcomes.
  5. Serve as a clinical and resource expert for the department. 
  6. Articulate shift/team operational issues to management as appropriate.
  7. Appropriate stewardship of resources.
  8. Adapts decision-making style to the situation and level of authority for achieving an optimal outcome including using collaborative decision making and effective communication skills.
  9. Identify and apply opportunities for clinical practice improvement and support them with staff.
  10. Ensure professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Specialty certification preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Satisfactory performance in staff nurse classification (minimum three years) required.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrates ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and customer-focused work environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to create high staff morale. Capable of working both ICU and Med/Surg.
  • One-year experience as a designated charge nurse or other supervisory position preferred. Demonstrates preceptor and monitoring skills preferred.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current ACLS/BLS certification required.
  • Telemetry proficient required.
  • 12 Lead EKG Basics required.
  • PALS/NRP certification preferred.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
  • Consistently demonstrates Service Excellence behaviors with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Able to support and interpret medical center’s philosophy, policies and procedures
  • Ability to balance information regarding patient needs, staff needs, and unit needs in decision making
  • Demonstrated interest in staff development
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications

 

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.  Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).             
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.  

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

 

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.9
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $31.54, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Nursing || Medical/Surgical Nursing || Part Time || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS

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