Job Description

Charge Nurse - Explorer - Full Time/Days

JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for managing the overall operations of a defined patient care unit during an assigned shift. The incumbent is accountable for monitoring, evaluation, and directing patient care provided by staff, coordinating activities of the patient care unit, making staff assignments and assisting with the development and evaluation of staff members. The incumbent will assist with the recruitment and hiring of staff, evaluating staff competency and evaluating, coaching, and counseling assigned staff in concert with the Manager/Supervisor. This position practices within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Children's policies.

Starship Explorer is a 36-bed, acute care unit with a patient population comprised primarily of surgical patients. The surgical services includes, but is not limited to cardiac, trauma, neurosurgery, ENT and orthopedic patients. Explorer's patients are both inpatient and observation patients. Explorer has central monitoring capabilities and 4 rooms with negative pressure capabilities. Explorer utilizes Valley Children's Healthcare L.E.G.A.C.Y. Nursing Care Delivery Model which embraces a philosophy of professional practice that supports an environment of excellence in patient care. The six elements: Leadership, Excellence, Growth, Accountability and Authority, Collaboration, and Your Professional Practice, combine to create the framework for care delivery, including autonomous practice and role accountability for the RN, the RN as the Coordinator and Provider of care.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) a Bachelor's Degree. BSN strongly preferred; B) an active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN); C) Life Support Certifications (see specifics below); and D) a minimum of 2 years full time or equivalent nursing experience. Pediatric experience preferred. Bilingual skills desirable.

Life Support Certifications Required:1) HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days; and 2) Pediatric Emergency Assess, Resuscitation & Stabilization (PEARS) within 12 months of hire or transfer into position.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 69 hours per pay period, Day shift

LOCATION: Madera, CA

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