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Charge RN (Surgery & Recovery) - $15,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Days (Tustin)

Company: Alta Hospitals
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

The Perioperative Charge Nurse oversees clinical functions related to the delivery of patient care, the quality of nursing practice and the standards of care for the assigned shift. Directs patient care activities by assigning staff and functions on the unit based on the Charge RN's assessment of patient needs and the relative skills and abilities of staff, while maintaining clinical nursing practice skills and unit specific expertise. Performs professional nursing duties that incorporate the psychomotor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other to assess, plan, intervene and advocate for the patient on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Ensures break relief and provides break relief coverage for the shift. Troubleshoots and Resolves issues as they arise. Functions as a role model and clinical resource to staff and patients. Supervises and directs staff RNs, LVNs, and Nursing Assistants in their daily job functions and provides meaningful input for employee counseling, evaluation, scheduling and discipline.Foothill Regional Medical Center is a fully accredited acute care hospital, licensed for 177 beds-120 beds for general acute care, 15 intensive care beds and 42 pediatric sub-acute beds. Our pediatric sub-acute unit, just one of six in California, serves patients from throughout the state. We care for patients up to 21 years of age who need long-term sub-acute care including ventilator care and nutritional support.LEADERSHIP: Oversees and coordinates the daily operations of the unit, resolving issues as they occur based on experience and judgment. Demonstrates advanced level of clinical expertise, strong leadership and collaborative skills in dealing with staff and members of the healthcare team. Completes daily assignments for staff based on their assessment of relative staff competencies, and responsibly ensures acuities are complete for all assigned patients. Provides meaningful for RN coaching, training, counseling discipline and performance assessments. Assists with employee hiring decisions, including interviewing and recommending candidates, conducting orientation, and training new employees. PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL PRACTICE: Provides continuous supervision of staff RNs, LVNs, and Techs/Assistants on the unit in provision of patient care. Provides direct patient care as needed. Responsible for providing competent input regarding administration of patient medications, treatments and procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner that meets scope of practice and standards of nursing practice. Recognizes change in patient's clinical conditions and responds or directs staff to respond by taking appropriate action and documenting intervention. Responsible for ensuring that Hospital patient care standards are met, including effective collaboration with the health care team to intervene and advocate as necessary. Intervenes appropriately in instances of abuse, assault or neglect, or when adequate financial or social resources are not available. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve patient issues effectively. PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a plan of care for patients that considers patient age, cultural and religious preferences. Supports the patients participation in planning for their care and acts as a source of information, articulately responding to questions and providing resources/education. Responsible for ensuring that employees' nursing practice is evidence-based, within scope of licensure, and compliant with Hospital-wide standards of nursing care, including core measures. Responsible for ensuring that Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance procedures are followed by staff. COLLABORATION: Collaborates with staff, physicians, surgeons and members of the healthcare team to coordinate and manage care among other disciplines and support staff. Supervises, monitors and delegates patient care activities to appropriate members of the health care team, provides effective leadership and responsibly ensures that care is safe and of high quality. Acts as a source of information and articulately responds to questions, providing resources, guidance, and education about treatment plan, plan of care, and medications. Develops and implements accurate teaching and ongoing discharge plans. COMMUNICATION: Empathizes with patients and patient support systems, expresses compassion and understanding and demonstrates care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious, gender identity, or ethnic background. Engages in caring behaviors and ensures that staff does as well, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the patient, families, physicians, and co-workers.--- Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

--- Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment

--- Understanding of patient classification and staffing requirements for the patient population

--- Demonstrated experience in a leadership role

--- One year nursing experience

--- 1 year of operating room experience as Registered Nurse or completion of approved Perioperative Services training program--- Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families

--- Prior experience as a Charge Nurse in an Acute Care setting
--- Certified Nurse Operating Room Certification (CNOR)--- Graduate of an Accredited School of NursingBachelor of Science in Nursing--- AHA Basic Life Saving

--- AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support

--- Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only)--- Certified Nurse Operating Room Certification (CNOR)

--- AHA Pediatric Advanced Life SupportActive, current, and unencumbered Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Keywords: Alta Hospitals, Santa Ana , Charge RN (Surgery & Recovery) - $15,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Days (Tustin), Healthcare , Santa Ana, California

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