PeaceHealth RN Charge Nurse - ICU/Critical Care in Springfield, Oregon

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Charge Nurse - ICU/Critical Care 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: 165784

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.

  • BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.

  • Specialty certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • 2 years of Critical Care experience required or successful completion of a Critical Care Training Program/Internship.

  • Minimum of two years acute care nursing experience required.

  • Three years of acute care nursing strongly preferred.

  • Must function independently with more advanced treatments, procedures and equipment such as stable ventilated patients, central lines, arterial pressure lines, etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principals of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills required.

  • Facilitation skills preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing required.

  • BLS at date of hire

  • ACLS must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.

  • TNCC must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.

  • NIHSS within 6 months of hire and recertification every 2 years

  • CCRN 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

RIVERBEND PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% 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.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of 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 at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ at https://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalcandidatefaq2.pdf or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)

Job Category: Nursing

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 12 Hours

FTE: 0.9

Work Type: Part Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $36.60, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification; Registered Nurse - Oregon; Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum

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: Springfield || Nursing || Critical Care Nursing || Part Time || CRITICAL CARE SVCS