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Charge Nurse - Emergency Services

Company: Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Location: SANTA CRUZ
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women's and children's services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.


ResponsibilitiesThe Charge Nurse functions as a part of a leadership team designed to plan, organize, and control the health care process for applicable patient populations through the unit level management of assigned clinical process while assuming the responsibility and accountability for assigned shift operations. Continually work s toward achieving patient satisfaction, productivity, financial and operational objectives. The Charge Nurse coordinates unit responsibilities and supervises and assigns duties to unit staff. Reports directly to the Department Director.
Position Summary:
(Unit Specific)
The Charge Nurse supervises staff of approximately 10-20 employees, including staffing, shift assignments, patient care coordination, scheduling, performance reviews, staff development, meeting and committee participation, and unit resource during the absence of the unit manager. Responsibility is for assigned shift 7 days a week. Serves as a role model for professional, collaborative, process improvement, customer relations, and clinical excellence. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Specialty certification within 3 years of obtaining position.
  • Current and active CA RN license.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Unit specific certifications and qualifications (ex: PALS, ACLS, Chemotherapy).
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • NIH required within one year of hire
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • TNCC
  • MICN


Keywords: Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz , Charge Nurse - Emergency Services, Other , SANTA CRUZ, California

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