PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Charge - Obstetrics in Ketchikan for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of Variable .
Req ID: 159737
The Charge Nurse is a frontline leader who works under the direction of the Manager/Director. The Charge Nurse assists the Manager/Director in coordinating unit activities which assure safe and clinically effective patient care. The Charge Nurse supports and directs staff members in providing compassionate care and services to patients and families from diverse ethnic and social groups. Independent decision-making is expected in the execution of routine duties.
Coordinate patient care by shift and department.
Supervision and assessment of clinical practice. Direct and delegate to other team members.
Coach for performance to achieve individual and organizational goals; including orientation, competencies and evaluations.
Develop the departmental team and collaborative relationships to achieve expected outcomes.
Serve as a clinical and resource expert for the department.
Articulate shift/team operational issues to management as appropriate.
Appropriate stewardship of resources.
Adapts decision-making style to the situation and level of authority for achieving an optimal outcome including using collaborative decision making and effective communication skills.
Identify and apply opportunities for clinical practice improvement and support them with staff.
Ensure professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Additional education in acute care perinatal nursing preferred.
Minimum of two years acute care nursing experience required.
Three years of acute care nursing strongly preferred.
Satisfactory performance in staff nurse classification (minimum three years) required. Demonstrates effective leadership abilities. Demonstrates ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and customer-focused work environment. Demonstrates the ability to create high staff morale.
One-year experience as a designated charge nurse or other supervisory position preferred. Demonstrates preceptor and monitoring skills preferred. Three years Labor/Delivery/Post-Partum/Newborn nursing experience preferred.
Demonstrated leadership skills required.
Facilitation skills preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs.
Current Alaska Registered Nurse licensure required.
Current BLS certification required at date of hire.
ACLS required at date of hire.
NRP required at date of hire.
AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course required at date of hire.
STABLE required within 12 months.
Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
Consistently demonstrates Service Excellence behaviors with patients, families and colleagues.
Able to support and interpret medical center's philosophy, policies and procedures
Ability to balance information regarding patient needs, staff needs, and unit needs in decision making
Demonstrated interest in staff development
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Strong organizational skills
Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications
Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).
Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.
There may be more than one opening on this posting.
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .
Location: Ketchikan , PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301) Job Category: Nursing Shift: Variable Shift Length: Variable FTE: 1.0 Work Type: Full Time Hourly compensation starts at: $ 31.54 , more depending on experience Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; AWHONN - Fetal Heart Monitoring; Basic Life Support; Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Registered Nurse - Alaska
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Nursing ||Perinatal & Pediatric Services Nursing || Full Time || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS
Internal Number: 159737
PeaceHealth Physicians are as diverse as the communities they serve, but have the following in common:Dedication to carrying on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering and treating each person in a loving and caring way.A shared vision of every patient receiving exceptional, compassionate evidence-based care, every time, every touch.