Nov 21, 2022

Charge Nurse-ER

  • Loma Linda University Health
  • Murrieta, CA, USA

Job Description

Emergency Room - (Full-time, Night 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-ER is responsible for the continued support, evaluation, and remediation of assigned staff. 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. Consistently evaluates patient and family progress toward desired plan of care outcomes and goals. Contributes to regulatory readiness of the staff and unit through chart reviews and quality and performance improvement data monitoring and 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. Provides for prompt service recovery as needed. 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. Functions in the capacity of unit Registered Nurse (RN) as needed. Organizes nursing care for assigned groups of patients within a nursing unit. Manages and supervises all clinical activities that occur within the nursing unit. 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 Charge Nurse experience in area of specialty or an appropriate equivalent required, two years preferred. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications from the American Heart Association required. Current, nationally recognized specialty certification preferred. Examples: Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Cardiac Vascular Nursing (RN-BC), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). Successful completion of LLUMC-Murrieta EKG competency test within thirty days of hire.

Demonstrate an understanding of normal growth and development of the pediatric, adolescent and adult population and care of these patients as appropriate to unit assigned, as well as the elderly/geriatric patient population and the 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 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. Diagnostic equipment for telemetry monitoring and cardiac rhythm interpretation. Standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier). Personal computer and computer software skills (i.e. MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, timekeeping, e-mail).

Additional Information
  • Organization: LLUMC - Murrieta
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Hours Description: Full-time, 7pm-7am