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RN Charge Nurse - Medical ICU

Job ID: 72482
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Come join our amazing ICU Team as a Charge RN!

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Charge Nurse for our Medical ICU for a Full Time, 0.9 FTE, Night shift position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $42.40 – $70.60. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

**Hiring Bonus and relocation for eligible candidates!**

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PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is a state-of-the-art regional medical center. On the leading edge of evidence-based hospital design, and creating a patient-centered, healing environment with a strong focus on quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our hospital is located alongside the beautiful McKenzie River. Only minutes away from University of Oregon, you’ll experience the great combination of living near the city while taking in the fresh air and lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest.

Springfield is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, also known as Oregon wine country. Two rivers run through the community, the Willamette River and McKenzie River. Bike, walk or run the Middle Fork Path along the Willamette River, or spend the day fishing on the McKenzie River. Springfield has a flourishing downtown and fast becoming a must visit for its culinary experiences! Immersed in art, take the outdoor mural tour or stay inside at the Emerald Art Center. We have one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest to live, work, and play.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Generous Relocation Assistance
  • Great shift differentials & Meal Break Nurses
  • Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement, and Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Repayment Program!
  • PTO with no waiting period
  • Professional practice support
  • Collaborative team environment

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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.

Details of the position:

  • 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.

What you bring:

Education

  • Degree from an accredited School of Nursing required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred (BSN required within 36 months of hire or transfer)

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years Acute care nursing experience required
  • Minimum of six months critical care experience in an acute care facility within the last five years OR successful completion of an approved critical care training course/orientation and standard competencies within six months of hire. 
  • CCO monitoring, CRRT, IABP or Impella, preferred.

Credentials

  • Required: Oregon state Nursing License 
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support
  • Required: ACLS at date of hire or transfer, NIHSS and TNCC at hire or within 12 months of hire or transfer date.
  • Preferred: CCRN or CMC

Skills

  • 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. (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment. (Required)
  • Consistently demonstrates Service Excellence behaviors with patients, families and colleagues. (Required)
  • Able to support and interpret medical center’s philosophy, policies and procedures. (Required)
  • Ability to balance information regarding patient needs, staff needs, and unit needs in decision making. (Required)
  • Demonstrated interest in staff development. (Required)
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. (Required)
  • Strong organizational skills. (Required)
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

PHMG-Eugene/Springfield: O/P Endoscopy

  • Minimum two years of Endoscopy nursing experience required.
  • Charge Nurse experience preferred.
  • ACLS certification required at date of hire

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and University District:

  • BSN required within 36 months from the start date of the Charge Nurse role.
  • Nurses may be able to work in another nursing unit within Sacred Heart Medical Center University District and RiverBend if they have completed the necessary CareConnect training, unit-specific competencies, and have been deemed competent by a leader of the unit they are floating to (including, but not limited to the unit manager, assistant nurse manager, or clinical nurse educator).


Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 45 lbs. force (i.e., WOW, medical carts).
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping/ squatting/ reaching/ kneeling frequently.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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