The Charge Nurse is a Registered Nurse responsible for the direction and coordination of personnel during the operational hours of the CVASC but does not confer supervisory status to hire, fire, or discipline. The Charge Nurse reports to the Regional Director for Surgical Services. The Charge Nurse maintains clinical competence; delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Monitors and assesses staff completion of documentation and patient care and arranges for supplemental help to ensure a timely workflow. Arranges for breaks and meal coverage. Supports direction of clinical operations and works with the Regional Director on improving patient care and customer satisfaction through the performance improvement process. Makes appropriate room and care-giver assignments to optimize patient placement and workload balance throughout the shift. Promotes an environment of cooperation and mutual support to maintain focus on patient care and safety; and anticipates and supports needs of other staff. Serves as liaison between other departments and an ambassador of the unit in which he or she is assigned. Participates in IDT meetings and rounds with physicians and other healthcare providers.
and research. Complies with all SVH Policies and Procedures. Performs other duties as assigned by Director or designee.
EducationRN required, BSN preferred. Knowledge of fundamentals of nursing practice, Acute Care nursing and , Perioperative nursing including PACU and / or G.I. Endoscopy
Experience/TrainingRegistered Nurse with a minimum of two years recent Perioperative including PACU, and G.I. Endoscopy nursing experience. Procedural experience in an Ambulatory Center preferred.
License/CertificationCurrent Washington State RN License required. AHA (American Heart Association) Health Care Provider Certification BLS and ACLS required. CNOR, ASPAN, and /or SGNA certification preferred
Other QualificationsDemonstrates leadership skills with ability to lead and direct a team, utilizing clinical judgment, clinical inquiry, innovation and critical systems thinking. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent customer service skills required.
Days - Variable