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CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Charge Nurse- ICU in Los Angeles, California

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) is an acute care facility that has been caring for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924. The hospital is committed to serving local multicultural communities with quality medical and nursing care. With more than 500 physicians representing virtually every specialty, HPMC strives to distinguish itself as a leading healthcare provider, recognized for providing quality, innovative care in a compassionate manner.

HPMC is part of a global healthcare enterprise which owns and operates general hospitals throughout Korea, numerous research centers in the U.S. and Korea including a medical university, and CHAUM (a premier anti-aging life center).

Functions as a Lead of the healthcare team to help ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a safe, healing environment that is patient and family centered. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Has an appropriate clinical skill to be an expert resource. Is available and supportive to employees and understands priorities/needs of the department. Is a staff role model for professional nursing practice. May recommend to management efficient resource allocation by assuring appropriate patient assignments and staffing. Demonstrates performance consistent with the strategic plan of the organization and the HPMC nursing mission and values.

Representative Duties:

The Charge Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors:

Leadership:

  • Makes appropriate staff assignments based upon patient acuity, staff competencies, and abilities.

  • Understands needs and sets priorities for their shift.

  • Provides professional leadership and direction of department personnel in order to maintain efficient delivery of effective patient care.

  • Makes appropriate and consistent evaluation of priorities throughout the shift and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain satisfactory operations.

  • Is an excellent staff role model for professional nursing practice (e.g. RN/MD Collaborating for Outcomes, Speak up Culture, Quality, Service, and Safety).

  • Supports and enhances the leadership skills of the staff RNs, MT’s and CNAs (and other ancillary staff as appropriate).

  • Interprets hospital policies to employees, patients, families and physicians.

  • Champions new ideas; actively collaborates with others through the change process Acts as a resource and mentor to new employees/transfers, registry, travelers, students, and other team members in department specific operations and patient care activities.

  • Collaborates with or refers to manager/clinical coordinator/educator any outstanding issues or concerns on the unit.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify, resolve, and prioritize problems during their shift.

  • Supports compliance with regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice.

  • Participates in activities related to patient flow, including admission and discharge processes.

  • Facilitates inter-professional/interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.

Nursing Process:

  • Serves as a resource for clinical concerns.

  • Possesses experience and skills to be a resource for providers, RNs, MT’s, USs/CNAs, (and other ancillary staff as appropriate).

  • Actively involved in assigning, coaching, and educating staff as needed.

Documentation:

  • Participates in audits and ensures that documentation reflects thorough assessments, incorporates physical and psychosocial findings, diagnostic tests, learning needs, barriers, multidisciplinary education plans and age appropriate care.

Clinical Outcomes:

  • Participates in various aspects of department operations, staff competencies, department committees, new projects, quality efforts, and educational programs.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ specific conditions commonly seen in the department and care required.

  • Interfaces with leadership, peers, physicians, other healthcare providers, and support staff to improve care delivery as necessary.

  • Champions and motivates other staff in quality improvement in patient care, workflow, and improvement in clinical initiatives and working conditions of the department.

Participates in various aspects of department operations, staff competencies, department committees, new projects, quality efforts, and educational programs.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ specific conditions commonly seen in the department and care required.

  • Interfaces with leadership, peers, physicians, other healthcare providers, and support staff to improve care delivery as necessary.

  • Champions and motivates other staff in quality improvement in patient care, workflow, and improvement in clinical initiatives and working conditions of the department.

Work Place Safety:

  • Adjusts staffing needs of the department to assure quality patient care, including determining if additional staff is needed

  • Actively models Work Place Safety principles and practices.

Patient Care Experience/Customer Service:

  • Acts as a role model for staff regarding providing a patient care experience that exceeds patients’ expectations.

  • Ensures timely and appropriate management of patients.

  • Supports the smooth transition for patients across the care continuum.

  • Participates in daily leadership rounds, documents rounding activities on unit rounding logs (as appropriate.). (in home unit)

  • Assures hourly rounds are conducted by staff. Where appropriate, assures hourly rounds are documented according to unit/facility policy or guidelines.

Team Commitment:

  • Ensures a supportive collaborative environment through communication.

  • Lead/facilitate daily/shift multidisciplinary huddles.

  • Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.

Fiscal Responsibility:

  • Provides recommendations to management for resource allocation (assignments, scheduling, staffing, equipment/supplies management).

  • Collaborates and assists with leadership, physicians, and peers in staffing, workflow and throughput to promote quality patient care, patient and staff safety, efficiency, productivity and working conditions of providers and staff.

Professional Development:

  • Attends Charge Nurse Educational programs.

  • Takes responsibility for professional growth and development.

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of a Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approved nursing program or equivalent curriculum that meets the requirements of a BRN approved nursing program.

Preferred Education:

  • BSN preferred.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Must be able to work in a union environment.

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • Two years of RN experience in an acute care environment, one of which included charge and or preceptor responsibility.

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card.

  • Specialty certification from a nationally recognized organization relevant to area of practice required or obtained within 1 year of hire or promotion to Charge Nurse.

  • Other training to be eligible as a Level III RN must be met at time of hire or within 1 year of hire.

  • Other certifications: must possess the same required certifications as the RNs in the department of hire.

  • Los Angeles County Fire Card (or obtain within 30 days of hire).

Disclaimer, Compliance and Service Language:

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

COMPLIANCE & INTEGRITY: Consistently supports compliance and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's Code of Conduct by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's policies and procedures.

Models and reinforces ethical behavior in self and others in accordance to the Code of Conduct; adheres to organizational policies and guidelines; supports compliance initiatives; maintains confidences; admits mistakes; conducts business with honesty; shows consistency in words and actions; follows through on commitments. All Directors, Managers and Supervisors are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments.

SERVICE & QUALITY: In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our patients, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

WORKPLACE SAFETY: In addition to defined working conditions and physical requirements, employees are accountable for working safely; following established policies & procedures; utilizing all designated protective personal equipment (PPE) and/or safety equipment assigned for task; and reporting all injuries and hazards to their supervisor immediately. Supervisors and Managers are accountable for ensuring the safety performance of employees; applying consistent practices in compliance with federal, state and local regulations; providing guidance to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center 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 Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Requisition ID: 2021-2996

Shift: Night

External Company URL: www.hollywoodpresbyterian.com

Street: 1300 N Vermont Ave

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