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Charge RN Emergency Department (Full-Time, Nights) *Eligible for Sign-On and Retention Bonus - $10,000*

Company: StCharles
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

"This position is eligible for a combined sign on and retention bonus in the amount of $10,000.00*, based on experience. To qualify for the bonus, candidates must start prior to 10/30/2021 AND must not have been employed by St. Charles Health System in the last 6 months.

*Bonuses are available to external applicants only and are subject to all applicable tax withholdings. "



TITLE:                                        Charge Nurse – Redmond – Emergency Department


DEPARTMENT:                         Varies

DATE LAST REVIEWED:          April 9, 2018

OUR VISION:               Creating America’s healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION:            In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES:             Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Emergency Department provides 24/7 specialized care to patients during emergency visit through discharge or hospitalization.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Charge Nurse provides leadership in coordination of the assigned shift. Provides clinical support and mentorship to the assigned shift while delivering quality patient and family centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance with St. Charles Health System’s mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures.  Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and all others. This nursing position will provide and oversee the provision of specific care to assigned patients throughout the shift, consistent with the scope of RN licensure.


Assist unit leadership in the following:

  • Coordination of the shift, bed management, and patient flow (inter and intra departmental).
  • Patient assignment.
  • Proactively monitoring and managing shift staffing to meet patient needs, productivity targets and cost effective staffing.
  • Determining patient acuity for download and staffing needs for next shift.
  • Successful handoff and communication between shifts.
  • Crisis management for the shift.
  • Ensuring completion of caregiver meals and breaks.

Performs direct patient care based on the needs of the department.

Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.

Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.

Serves as a mentor; teaches, guides, and supports the clinical staff and orientees.

Provides input into the evaluation process of unit caregivers.

Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.

Demonstrates critical thinking, problem-solving and the ability to set priorities and adapt quickly to new situations.

Clinical problem solving.

Role Models self-management, conflict resolution, and setting a positive tone in accordance with the departmental ACT agreement.

Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solutions (within scope of practice) in collaboration with the department leadership, house supervisor or manager on duty  

Responsible to manage patient’s experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary team and help mentor other nurses clinical skills accordingly.

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies. 

Supports and assists physicians and staff with EMR.

Serves as a resource within the unit and to other departments regarding unit specific best practices, policies and standards of care

Participates in planning and/or delivery of staff meetings, leadership meetings, shared practice meetings and other hospital meetings as assigned.

Call may be required on a rotating basis for some positions

Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.

Provides 2-way communication of the St. Charles Healthcare System mission, vision, values, and strategic plan for the shift.

Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and procedures for medication administration.

Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

Lives, models, applies and assures care delivery philosophy in interactions, care and service.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way, including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye contact, etc.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.


Required:  As required by RN licensure

Preferred:  BSN          


Required:  Current Oregon RN license.

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.

Code Gray (8 Hour)

Other certifications specific to specialty departments per general RN requirements



TNCC with in 6 months of hire

Preferred: Department specific acute care certification. (i.e. CEN, CPEN, TCRN)


Required:  Previous experience specific to specialty departments per general RN requirements

1 year recent ED RN experience

Preferred:  Previous leadership experience preferred

Two years of nursing experience in the clinical area of assigned supervision preferred   

Previous experience specific to specialty departments per general RN preferred experience

1 year Triage experience

1 year Trauma nursing in a Level 1 or 2 Trauma Center


Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.


Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers.

Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.

Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.

Never (0%):  Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), operation of a motor vehicle.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.

Never (0%):  Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP


Schedule Weekly Hours:


Caregiver Type:



Third Shift (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?


Job Family:


Scheduled Days of the Week:

Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays

Shift Start & End Time:


Keywords: StCharles, Cheyenne , Charge RN Emergency Department (Full-Time, Nights) *Eligible for Sign-On and Retention Bonus - $10,000*, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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