Nov 21, 2020

Charge Nurse Intensive Care Unit ICU

  • SCL Health
  • Brighton, CO, USA

Job Description

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You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Critical Care Shift Specialty Coordinator / Charge Registered Nurse.

 

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

 

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You respond calmly in high pressure situations.

 

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

Our ICU compassionately cares for a wide variety of complex, high-acuity patients. We always focus on putting our patients first, which is evident through our hourly rounding, bedside reports, and manageable nurse-to-patient ratios.  We are proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center with an advanced telemetry monitoring system, a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level III Trauma Center.

 

Platte Valley Medical Center is a partner of SCL Health which is a nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed community hospital is proud to offer comprehensive, integrated care focused on holistic health. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

 

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a Critical Care SSC / Charge RN you need to know how to:

 

  • Supervise and/or provide direct patient care. Assist and support staff in responding to and problem solving situations related to patient/ family complaints, Physician concerns, risk management, associate safety, and Hospital safety.
  • Respond to patient emergencies as needed. Respond as the charge or lead person for disasters.
  • Collaborate with the staffing office and adjust numbers of staff for census changes during the shift.
  • Communicate with the oncoming Charge Nurse about census, staffing, pending admissions and discharges, any problems she/ he needs to be aware of, and any patient information that will be helpful in making assignments.
  • Support unit management team in managing department productivity/staffing and timekeeping, and coordinating unit activities.
  • Perform evaluations, coaching and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Participate in hospital committees as unit representative as needed.

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

  • ASN / ADN from an accredited program with the ability to obtain your BSN from an accredited program within four (4) years of hire unless you possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting, required
  • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire (with prior approval), required (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience, required

 

Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being a Critical Care SSC / Charge RN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.