RN Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Providence Health & Services

Torrance,CA  

2019-10-09 2019-11-08
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As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable – across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.

We operate 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 693 supportive housing units in 14 locations. Our health plan serves our caregivers and other employer groups covering 436,000 members.



**Description:**

**Providence is calling a RN Acute Care Charge - ED, Full-time, Night shift to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance, CA.**

**In this position you will:**

+ Provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment.

+ Be responsible for the workflow of the unit under the direction of the unit management team. Determines unit priorities for assigned timeframe with regard to patient care, patient flow (bed control), staffing and distribution of resources.

+ Be responsible for ensuring adherence to standards and regulations.

+ Be accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan.

+ Practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice.

+ Key functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty.

**Qualifications:**

**Required qualifications for this position include:**

+ Nursing Degree/diploma

+ 1 year of experience with like population of hiring unit and demonstrated leadership accomplishments.

+ Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Nursing, within 3 years of hire or equivalent education/experience.

+ Unencumbered RN license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire.

+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) - (BLS Provider) upon hire.

+ A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN.

+ Any previously agreed upon effective date for obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing between individual and facility will remain in effect.

+ Any collective bargaining contract with specific time frames for obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing will supersede the above point and will remain in effect.

+ Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis at each facility by the most senior administrative nursing leader in consultation with the Human Resources leader.

+ RNs employed prior to 1/1/17 are encouraged to obtain a Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Nursing, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment.

+ ACLS upon hire.

+ PALS upon hire.

**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, at hire.

+ Charge nurse experience, to include leading teams.

+ National Certification in area of specialty is preferred, unless otherwise indicated.

**About the hospital you will serve:**

**Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance** is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details**

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

**Our Mission**

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

**About Us**

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

**Schedule:** Full-time

**Shift:** Night

**Job Category:** Critical Care Nursing

**Location:** California-Torrance

**Req ID:** 236502
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