Dec 23, 2021

Charge Nurse—Operating Room, $15,000 SIGN ON BONUS!

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Montclair, NJ, USA
Operating Room

Job Description

Job Description

Who We Are

Patient focused, community oriented, conveniently located and equipped with technology that rivals the nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems, Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center offers a comprehensive and growing array of services delivered by caring and highly skilled medical professionals. We’re proud of the therapeutic and administrative upgrades we have made. Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The physicians, nurses and volunteers who are a part of the Mountainside family are your friends and neighbors. We're your community, your hospital and team, working hard for you.

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is proud to continue to provide world-class health care services in a community setting. Our 365 bed medical center has successfully transitioned from a stand-alone facility to being part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated network in New Jersey. Mountainside is a joint venture between Hackensack Meridian Health and Ardent Health Services, one of the country’s leading private hospital management companies.

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Charge Nurse—Operating Room to join the Mountainside Team!

What You’ll Do

The Charge Nurse—Operating Room has the leadership skills, authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. They are an extension of the leadership team (director, manager, nursing supervisor, clinical preceptor, and/or house supervisor) and must conduct themselves as such.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Assign suitable RN and Surgical Tech to surgical cases based on skill set with rationale to support assignment. Coordinate necessary breaks and meal times.
  • Attend morning huddle to discuss day’s schedule and any special needs or instruction. Provide huddle information to staff arriving for later shifts. Provide a hand off to evening charge nurse.
  • Oversee and facilitate OR room utilization to allow for optimal efficiency as much as possible.
  • Manage and facilitate add on cases based on urgency classification, room and staff availability to ensure efficiency and safety of the patient.
  • Proactively communicate with OR staff in room of changes to room schedule or assignment
  • Coordinate with Anesthesia provider in charge any changes, additions or concerns of the day’s schedule ongoing thought out the day
  • Serve as a first-line communicator and converse effectively with Manager and/or House Supervisor when necessary.
  • Conduct rounds in department at least once per shift to ensure visibility and staff needs
  • Be available to backfill staff vacancy in OR room if staffing levels dictate.
  • Assist staff with EHR documentation needs whenever necessary (i.e. blood)
  • Manage EHR scheduling module and coordinate with surgeon needs of add on cases scheduled urgent/emergently
  • Respond to CODE and emergency situations on unit as well as ensure the completion of required documentation during emergency situations
  • Implement appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrate appropriate use of expert peers and/or management, as applicable
  • Appropriately delegate patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for completion and patient response
  • Work collaboratively with other associated department leads to ensure efficiency and safety of patients (i.e. Preop, PACU, Endo, Central Sterile, IT, Radiology)
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Preferred
  • At least 1-3 years clinical Operating Room nursing experience
  • Licensed as an RN in the State of New Jersey
  • CNOR certification
  • Maintain current BLS
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Sound critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment

What We Offer

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with Company match
  • Company paid basic life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including an additional extended illness bank
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement and career development opportunities

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.