Charge Nurse II - Surgical Services (OR)
Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: June 6, 2021
We are looking for a Charge Nurse II for the Surgical Services -
MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours (Monday, Saturday,
Shift: 12-hour, Days
Under the direction of the nurse manager, the Charge Nurse
provides an optimal practice environment and assists the nurse
manager in overseeing and directing unit activities and personnel
in order to ensure high quality patient care. Plans, organizes,
controls and coordinates the department activities for a shift
ensuring high quality patient care and efficient, cost effective
service. Adheres to the ANA Nursing Administration: Scope and
Standards of Practice.
- Care of Patients: Consistently demonstrates expert use of the
nursing process and acts as a role model for unit staff.
Provides care coordination prior to admission through screening,
patient placement, bed and RN assignments, and rounding on patients
with provider and staff.
Effectively manages patient flow through attendance at daily bed
and care manager meetings where applicable.
Proactively anticipates changes in patient's status based on
comprehensive assessments and initiates plans to prevent potential
Demonstrates clear and professional communication with all
members of the healthcare team by facilitating effective and timely
communication of patient-related information.
Provides immediate follow-up on the physician concerns and
ensures that physician orders are completed accurately and
Proactively conducts patient rounds, huddles, communicates and
intervenes on behalf of patients and families at risk. Provides
timely follow through on all patient problems and communicates to
appropriate physicians, managers and other departments as
- Implementing Care:
Offers support and guidance to staff in delivering complex
Ensure immediate clinical needs are met and provide/assist with
patient care as needed.
- Evaluating Care:
Proactively communicates with patient's families, physicians and
staff to ensure an optimum level of quality and coordination of
Provides leadership in the coordination of multidisciplinary
healthcare resources for integrated delivery of patient care and
- Resource Utilization & Financial Management: Efficiently
manages staffing and scheduling to ensure adequate staffing for
patient acuity, budget and census. Ability to manage shift
operations and reacts positively and productively to changes.
Effectively manages staffing costs/unit of service by monitoring
and optimization utilization of resources in support of department
Finalizes staff assignment records to ensure they are complete
Accurately manages time and attendance process.
Assists in evaluating products and services, and recommends
purchase of new or replacement supplies and equipment for unit.
Provides monitoring of overtime and approves as necessary.
Includes adhering to time keeping standards per policy, to include
meal and rest periods.
Provides accurate and consistent data in support of daily
productivity variance reports.
Demonstrates understanding of current productivity tools.
Provides guidance and management of needed resources and
staffing to ensure positive patient outcomes.
Development, maintenance and/or updating of department staff
- Communication & Collaboration; Communicates timely, accurate
information to staff through formal and informal staff meetings.
Actively supports the shared governance process by arranging staff
schedules to promote participation in unit-based and council
Serves as a resource person for patient care personnel and aids
in resolving questions related to policies, standards and patient
care techniques and procedures.
Partners with all members of the health care team through
interdisciplinary activities such as education, consultation,
technological development, or research opportunities.
Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues through
activities such as care conferences or presentations at formal or
Communicates quarterly and as needed with assigned groups to
keep staff informed of unit and Ministry initiatives.
Ensures huddles are lead with proactive communication based on
culture of service standards and include staff recognition
Ensures staff participation in daily huddle.
- Human Resources: Assists with interviewing, hiring and
orienting of unit personnel. Evaluates the work of staff and makes
recommendations to the nurse manager regarding coaching and
mentoring. Collaborates with the nurse manager to implement
disciplinary action as necessary. Supports and assists in the
performance appraisal process.
Participates in the recruitment process, uses recruitment
software to screen candidates, schedule interviews. Assists with
interviewing, recommends the hire of and orientation of new
Ensures all new hire orientation is complete and that all unit
specific employment expectations are reviewed i.e. Time logs,
vacation requests, time off, payroll edits etc.
Evaluates the work of unit staff. Identifies performance
improvement opportunities and collaborates with nurse manager to
coach, counsel and implement disciplinary actions, as
Participates in Peer Review process and collaborates with nurse
manager to complete performance appraisals on time.
Provides opportunities for staff growth and development through
appropriate delegation, coaching, and performance analysis.
- Improving Performance & Quality of Practice: Develops and
implements unit goals and programs with the nurse manager utilizing
current nursing research and evidence based practice.
Assists the nurse manager in identifying and driving quality
performance programs and activities.
Evaluates patient care and outcomes based on the quality
performance program, establishes, implements, and monitors
corrective changes in clinical practice.
Evaluates the practice environment in relationships to
innovation, evidenced based practice and research.
Contributes to the evaluation of the effectiveness of strategies
in relation to nurse-sensitive indicators, stakeholder responses,
and attainment of expected outcomes and adjusts strategies as
Completes unit based audits in response to quality improvement,
hospital and unit based goals.
- Compliance: Ensures consistent compliance with TJC, Title 22,
CMS and other community, state and federal regulatory
Assists in revising and/or developing department policies in
relationship to regulatory requirements.
Implements, administers, and monitors approved policies and
Standards of care/practice.
Maintains unit safety standards by ensuring the staff follows
proper safety procedures, identifying and correcting/reporting
safety procedures, and identifying and correcting/reporting safety
issues as necessary.
Performs routine environment of care / safety rounds on every
Participates in Mock Surveys and identifies and develops actions
plans to address gaps in regulatory requirements to ensure survey
- Leadership & Professional Practice: Demonstrates consistent
ability to lead and manage daily operations and reacts positively
under pressure. Acts as a role model for facilitating and
implementing change effectively. Promotes and enhances
collaborative / caring relationships with colleagues and
contributes to a caring environment. Develops and maintains
cooperative working relationships with peers, providers and
ancillary departments. Provides positive leadership and supervision
to all staff on the unit, particularly new employees / less
experienced staff and provides ongoing recognition for staff
contributions and outcomes.
Actively participates in committees and councils, acts as mentor
to unit shared governance council chairpersons.
Continually seeks professional development through ongoing
education opportunities and skill and leadership development.
Supports professional development of and advocates for unit
Acquires knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty area,
practice setting, role, or situation.
Actively supports the Ministry strategic goals at the unit
- Service & Advocacy: Follows-up completely on problems and
appropriately communicates status of unresolved issues to nurse
manager. Understands chain of command and proactively problem
Actively participates in creating and implementing strategies
identified to meet unit and house wide patient satisfaction
Provides timely service recovery to patients, family members and
Participates in active rounding on patients and staff.
Advocates on behalf of all parties with the intent of
maintaining a collaborative environment and obtaining positive
resolution to conflict.
- Ethics: Assures the preservation and protection of the
autonomy, dignity and rights of individuals.
Knowledgeable of all aspects of corporate compliance.
Maintains confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters
- Promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health,
safety, and rights of patients.
Meets all requirements of RN II Staff Position in applicable
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal
skills, which promote and enhance leadership with staff, patients,
families and ancillary departments.
Communicates effectively with appropriate team members in a
Ability to solve problems, analyze situations, think critically
and give constructive feedback.
Ability to supervise and team with others.
Proficient in the use of technology.
- Adaptability and advocate for change.
Minimum Position Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Internal Candidates Only: BSN or degree in progress to be
completed by 12/31/2017.BSN or degree in progress to be completed
Current CA RN license.
Current ACLS or PALS as applicable to the area (Critical Care,
Telemetry, ED, PACU, Endo Lab, CV Lab, Card. Rehab, Pulmonary
Current NRP (OB & LD).
Advanced Fetal Monitoring (L&D).
Within 6 months of hire, certification in nursing
administration, management or specialty area as approved by
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Magnet.
- For RNs in the Emergency Department of Laguna Beach effective
1/1/2019, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is required within 6
months from hire for external hires and transfers and required by
11/15/2019 for internal.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Education: Master's Degree in Nursing.
Experience: Leadership experience.
Licenses/Certifications: 2nd Professional Certification in
Nursing Administration or management, as approved by American
Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Magnet.
At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna
Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice,
Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the
welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a
member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and
is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of
Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine,
vascular, stroke and brain injury.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities
with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical
services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and
outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an
outpatient eating disorder program.
Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual
surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It
is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health
We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in
2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for
top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and
healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive
salaries and benefits.
Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)
to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital
complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in
for staff vacancies.
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