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Charge Nurse - Ambulatory Care Surgery Specialties

Location: Santa Clara, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 799011 Date posted: 06/11/2019
As a leader of the health care team, directs departmental operations & provides professional nursing care, including utilizing the nursing process in accordance w/established standards of care, policies, & procedures. Participates in effective resource allocation by assuring appropriate assignments, staffing, & scheduling. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality & effectiveness in work habits & clinical practice; & treats coworker-s, patients, families, & all members of the health care team w/dignity & respect.

Essential Functions:
The Charge Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, & behaviors:
- Formulates a goal-directed plan of care when & where appropriate to do so.
- Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, & continuous manner.
- Establishes patient care priorities based on essential patient needs & availability of unit resources (time, personnel, equipment, & supplies).
- Identifies patient/family learning needs & acts to meet them.
- Demonstrates an awareness of & sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural & ethical beliefs.
- Provides/coordinates care for patients/patient populations.
- Establishes effective working relationships w/members of the health care team, patients, & families.
- Acknowledges staff rights & cultural & ethical beliefs.
- Delegates appropriately & coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
- Utilizes effective communication methods & skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
- Demonstrates knowledge of & applies safety principles as identified by the institution.
- Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit & department personnel.
- Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality & risk management in all aspects of patient care & unit functioning.
- Participates in unit & department Performance Improvement activities.
- Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
- Identifies & solves problems effectively.
- Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions w/patients, families, & all members of the health care team.
- Provides data for staffing decisions & demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers & telecommunication modalities in documenting, tracking & conveying information.
- If practicing in a specialty/extended role, fulfills the expectations established for the particular role.
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente-s Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, & applicable state, federal & local laws.
- Provides professional leadership & direction of department personnel in order to maintain efficient delivery of effective patient care.
- Mentors, orients, & coaches others in unit specific operations & patient care activities.
- Shares responsibility & authority w/subordinates & holds them accountable for performance.
- Demonstrates ability to identify & resolve problems in collaboration w/work team & w/other departments.
- The incumbent motivates & provides clinical direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire, discipline, nor effective input into such.
Basic Qualifications:
- At least two (2) years of practicing as a Registered Nurse.
- At least two (2) years of recent full-time or part-time equivalent experience in the ambulatory care setting &/or specialty area.
- WOUND/OSTOMY CARE - 2 years recent (within the last 3 years) experience in caring for patients with difficult to manage wound, ostomy and/or incontinence conditions. Certification is specialty or completion of equivalent course of study as a wound/ostomy care specialist preferred.
- SPECIALITY AREAS - If no qualified candidate, will be willing to train. Where indicated, candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certification(s) within the designated timeframe for a particular field of practice.
- High School Diploma/GED.
- Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program & completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience; OR Graduate of registered nursing program & either 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care & has worked 2000 hours as a licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers.
- Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS and/or NALS and/or PALS and/or PEARS and/or NRP may also be required for this position.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
- Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers).
- Demonstrated effective written & oral communication skills (in English).
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical Offices 710 Lawrence Express W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri *Position also covers the Plastic Surgery, Vascular/ Thoracic Surgery Clinic, General Surgery, MIC, Procedure Clinics, OMFS and POM Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: California Nurses Association Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: Adult / Family / Internal Med Department: Surgery-Wound Care Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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