"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
*Bonuses are available to external applicants only and are subject
to all applicable tax withholdings. "
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Charge Nurse – Redmond – Emergency Department
April 9, 2018
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
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
- Determining patient acuity for download and staffing needs for
- 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
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
Serves as a mentor; teaches, guides, and supports the clinical
staff and orientees.
Provides input into the evaluation process of unit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Required: Current Oregon RN license.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
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
Two years of nursing experience in the clinical area of assigned
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
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
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
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
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration,
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Third Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
REGISTERED NURSE CHARGE
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: