Providence Health & Services Core Charge RN - PACU in Oregon City, Oregon
Providence is calling a Core Charge RN in the PACU (1.0 FTE, Days) to work at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center located in Oregon City, OR. This position will require taking call as needed on the unit.
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We are seeking a Registered Charge Nurse that will provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Charge RN will be 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; and responsible for ensuring adherence to standards and regulations.
Charge RN 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. Practices 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.
Take a peek at what working for Providence can offer to you:
Outstanding benefits that start the same day you do
Competitive salary based on experience
Generous paid time off; work/life balance
Education reimbursement opportunities
Free Annual Tri-Met pass / Free parking
Vacation destination and retail discounts
In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:
Coordinate patient care activities on the nursing unit, provide immediate clinical oversight of staff members, and ensure that all daily departmental activities are completed, including on–going monitoring activities. Make and adjust patient care assignments based on patient care needs. Coordinate emergency interventions, clinical and administrative escalation as needed including communication to unit leadership as appropriate.
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patients’ care. Develop, update and coordinate the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate. Perform and maintain currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served, including those specific to the ‘charge’ position.
Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve. Work closely with patients, families, staff members, and providers to obtain or disseminate information, provide education, and act as a clinical resource. Serve 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.
Serve as role model for staff and assists staff in following established, best practice standards. Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitate 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, collaborate with department management team, providing informal input into the evaluation of staff performance.
Actively participate in performance improvement activities within the unit and with other departments. Investigate family and patient complaints and facilitates service recovery. Assure completion of required reporting involving patients and/or staff and is involved in follow-up as appropriate. Accountable for safety, identify and correct problems, and integrate evidence, and best practice into nursing care; use data and evidence to improve patient outcomes and work flow processes. Align patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
Model ongoing professional development; practice 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. Promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
Lead and coordinate department activities and teams, appropriately delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Model professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession. Work with management team, representing leadership when making rounds on patients, identifying any real or potential patient care issues. Make management team aware of any unusual incidents on the assigned unit.
Make appropriate patient care and unit assignments, and delegate tasks according to staff competencies. Work with staff to coordinate meal and break times; relieving for breaks and/or RNs off the unit, as needed. Assess unit productivity on a routine basis and make adjustments in a timely manner to help ensure high quality safe patient care and effective stewardship. Collaborate with management team to help ensure staffing on current and subsequent shifts is appropriate, using existing guidelines. Provide 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.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within 90 days
1 year of experience with like population of hiring unit and demonstrated leadership accomplishments
Proficiency with Information Technology; such as electronic health records, communications systems, computers and equipment necessary to perform essential functions of the position.
Skilled to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.
Ability to use independent, critical judgment in all aspects of patient care delivery.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills that convey a positive and supportive attitude.
Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities, urgent responses, and challenging situations.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in nursing
National Certification in Post Anesthesia Care
3 years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Charge nurse experience, to include leading teams
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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Job Category: PACU/Recovery
Location: Oregon-Oregon City
Req ID: 302785