Providence Health & Services Charge RN - Short Stay Surgical Unit in Medford, Oregon
Providence is calling a Charge RN to its Short Stay Surgical Unit at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is a full-time position. The earliest shift start time is 0600, and latest shift end time is 1930 (4, 9 hour day shifts per week), Monday-Friday.
You will provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Responsible for the workflow of the unit under the direction of the unit management team. Determines unit priorities for assigned time frame with regard to patient care, patient flow (bed control), staffing and distribution of resources. Responsible for ensuring adherence to standards and regulations. Is also accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan; and practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice.
In this position, you will:
Coordinates patient care activities on the nursing unit, provides immediate clinical oversight of staff members, and ensures that all daily departmental activities are completed, including on–going monitoring activities. Makes and adjusts patient care assignments based on patient care needs. Coordinates emergency interventions, clinical and administrative escalation as needed including communication to unit leadership as appropriate.
Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients’ care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served, including those specific to the ‘charge’ position.
Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve. Works closely with patients, families, staff members, and providers to obtain or disseminate information, provide education, and act as a clinical resource. Serves as a resource to staff on the unit to intervene on their behalf when needed, identify immediate resources, and communicate ongoing needs to shift or unit leadership.
Serves as role model for staff and assists staff in following established, best practice standards. Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community. Is a mentor for all members of the team facilitating orientation within the unit. Where applicable, collaborates with department management team, providing informal input into the evaluation of staff performance.
Actively participates in performance improvement activities within the unit and with other departments. Investigates family and patient complaints and facilitates service recovery. Assures completion of required reporting involving patients and/or staff and is involved in follow-up as appropriate. Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes and work flow processes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
Models ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
Leads and coordinates department activities and teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession. Works with management team, representing leadership when making rounds on patients, identifying any real or potential patient care issues. Makes management team aware of any unusual incidents on the assigned unit.
Makes appropriate patient care and unit assignments, and delegates tasks according to staff competencies. Works with staff to coordinate meal and break times; relieving for breaks and/or RNs off the unit, as needed. Assesses unit productivity on a routine basis and makes adjustments in a timely manner to help ensure high quality safe patient care and effective stewardship. Collaborates with management team to help ensure staffing on current and subsequent shifts is appropriate, using existing guidelines. Provides input to unit leadership on patient acuity and nursing workload assessment. Communicate shift information and/or problems to the appropriate person.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire
All Registered Nurses (RNs) without a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing must obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher within 3 years of hire.
An RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a Bachelor's degree in nursing
Unencumbered RN license in Oregon and wherever care is delivered
If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.
12 months of acute care experience working with the patient population similar to the Short Stay Surgical Unit department -or- completion of the specialty residency located at Providence
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in nursing
National Certification in area of specialty
3 years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Charge nurse experience, to include leading teams
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Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing
Req ID: 251711