Sep 17, 2021

Charge Nurse-Cath Lab

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Murrieta, CA, USA

Job Description

Cardiac Cath Services - (Full-time, Day Shift) -

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.

The Charge Nurse-Cath Lab utilizes discretion and independent judgment in providing supervision to a team of licensed and unlicensed personnel during an assigned shift on designated unit(s) who provide direct and indirect patient care for an age-specific population. Responsible for the continued support, evaluation, and remediation of assigned staff. Serves as a resource to staff; mentors and coaches staff. In coordination with the Manager/Director, manages and supervises day-to-day unit operations and human resources. Serves as liaison among Manager, Director, team leaders, educators, and staff to implement new processes and changes in clinical practice. Serves as a role model and provides positive influence to facilitate change. Contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population. Functions in a leadership role and contributes to the efficiency of the organization by demonstrating fiscal responsibility during each shift. Assures that care, equipment, and services provided are appropriate for the ages and needs of the populations served. Contributes to regulatory readiness of the staff and unit through chart reviews and quality/performance improvement data monitoring/collection. Participates in the development and implementation of performance improvement measures pertinent to the unit. Adheres to excellence in customer service and hold staff accountable at the same level. Understands, observes, and employs daily the following nursing statutes: California Nurse Practice Act, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing. Performs other duties as needed.

Associate's Degree in Nursing required. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. Recent, appropriate nursing practice within the past two years. Minimum one year of directly related supervisory/charge experience in area of specialty or an appropriate equivalent required, two years preferred. Current California Registered Nurse license required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications through the American Heart Association required. Current, nationally recognized, specialty certification in area of specialty preferred.

Demonstrate an understanding of normal growth and development of the population served and care of these patients as appropriate to unit assigned. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills. Maintains a direct line of communication with Unit Manager/Director regarding decision-making processes, patient/family status, and unit work flow. Demonstrates ability to make independent/appropriate judgments within legal scope of practice regarding patient care. Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to use, the nursing process. Able to demonstrate leadership skills by directing others, maintaining nursing unit process flow, and participation in committees or other documented activities. Self-directed, flexible, and willing to assume additional responsibilities as needed. Exhibits professionalism at all times in dealing with all staff, ancillary departments, and facility’s internal/external customers. Exhibits effective, proactive conflict resolutions and participates in remediation of staff as appropriate. Actively participates in the designation, collection, and interpretation of quality initiatives and professional improvement data at the unit and system level. Data entry, proofread, and retrieval via EMR and hospital computer system. Understands diagnostic equipment utilized in unit. Utilizes standard office equipment (i.e., computer, fax, photocopier). Personal computer and computer software skills (i.e. MS Windows, MS Office, internet, timekeeping, e-mail). Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place and patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.

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