PeaceHealth RN Charge Nurse - Surgical in Springfield, Oregon

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

Req ID: 166473


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.


  • Coordinate patient care by shift and department.

  • Supervision and assessment of clinical practice. Direct and delegate to other team members.

  • Coach for performance to achieve individual and organizational goals; including orientation, competencies and evaluations.

  • Develop the departmental team and collaborative relationships to achieve expected outcomes.

  • Serve as a clinical and resource expert for the department.

  • Articulate shift/team operational issues to management as appropriate.

  • Appropriate stewardship of resources.

  • 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.

  • Identify and apply opportunities for clinical practice improvement and support them with staff.

  • Ensure professional effectiveness through education and professional development.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Specialty certification preferred.


  • Minimum of two years acute care nursing experience required.

  • Three years of acute care nursing strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills required.

  • Facilitation skills preferred.

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


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

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required.


  • 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

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 and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage: .

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Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)

Job Category: Nursing

Shift: Night

Shift Length: 12 Hours

FTE: 0.9

Work Type: Full Time

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

Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Oregon

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 || Medical/Surgical Nursing || Full Time || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS