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RN Charge Nurse - Long Term Care

Job ID: 17050
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking an RN Charge Nurse- Long Term Care for a Full Time, Day position.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Experience small town Alaska life and join our dedicated team as we care for our diverse population in Ketchikan. Located in the middle of a rainforest in southern Southeast Alaska, our patients share their experiences of living on a remote island filled with wildlife, culture, and community. Adventures are easy to find whether on hiking trails or exploring the ocean with the whales. Come help us care for our Native Alaskan, Filipino, and Alaska Pioneer community. 

-$5,000 Sign-On Bonus and relocation assistance available.

-We offer comprehensive benefits and compensation package.

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:

1. Coordinate patient care by shift and department.

2. Supervision and assessment of clinical practice.

3. Direct and delegate to other team members.

4. Coach for performance to achieve individual and organizational goals; including orientation, competencies and evaluations.

5. Develop the departmental team and collaborative relationships to achieve expected outcomes.

6. Serve as a clinical and resource expert for the department.

7. Articulate shift/team operational issues to management as appropriate.

8. Appropriate stewardship of resources.

9. 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.

10. Identify and apply opportunities for clinical practice improvement and support them with staff.

11. Ensure professional effectiveness through education and professional development.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

· Satisfactory performance in staff nurse classification (minimum three years) required.

· Demonstrates effective leadership abilities.

· Demonstrates ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and customer-focused work environment.

· Demonstrates the ability to create high staff morale.

· Demonstrates proficiency with all aspects of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process.

· One-year experience as a designated charge nurse or other supervisory position preferred. Demonstrated preceptor and monitoring skills preferred.

· Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing required. 

· Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Other Skills:

· Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment.

· Consistently demonstrates Service Excellence behaviors with patients, families and colleagues.

· Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures.

· Ability to balance information regarding patient needs, staff needs, and unit needs in decision making.

· Demonstrated interest in staff development.

· Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

· Strong organizational skills.

· Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications.

Community Information:

Come experience Ketchikan, Alaska- a friendly, family-oriented community in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, cultural art aficionados or for those seeking a small-town, leisure lifestyle. Enjoy the idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, and great opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating. Entrance to the famed Inside passage, a network of waterways, Ketchikan is on an island accessible by jet or ferry. Excellent schools, and a strong local economy, the Ketchikan community boasts an incredibly rich, native culture. The southern tip of the panhandle calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World.

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of Southeast Alaska since 1923 with Ketchikan Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital offering comprehensive trauma care, outpatient and home health services, and a 29-bed long-term care facility. Primary and specialty medical care is provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group—Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. Our Trauma IV emergency department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, staffed by physicians who are independent contractors employed by National Emergency Services (NES).

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

For a full description of the position or for questions, contact Melissa, [email protected].

PeaceHealth offers outstanding Benefits!

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.

Our Mission

We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way.

At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Our Values


We respect the dignity and appreciate the worth of each person as demonstrated by our compassion, caring, and acceptance of individual differences.


We choose to serve the community and hold ourselves accountable to exercise ethical and responsible stewardship in the allocation and utilization of human, financial, and environmental resources.


We value the involvement, cooperation, and creativity of all who work together to promote the health of the community.

Social Justice

We build and evaluate the structures of our organization and those of society to promote the just distribution of health care resources.

Our Vision

    Every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch.

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