The Charge Nurse oversees the day to day operations of the operating room department, coordinates the schedule, ensures all necessary equipment and product is available, provides supervision to the OR and SPD teams within the Surgery Center.
Participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment. Demonstrates leadership skills by directing personnel and establishing collegial relationships with others. Demonstrates competence and sensitivity in caring for multicultural patient/families by adapting the Plan of Care based on cultural needs identified. Follows evidence based clinical standards when formulating the patient Plan of Care/problem list. Demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural team environment and is respectful of the cultural diversity of the workforce and patients we serve.
Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports the Center’s mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
The nurse is obtaining knowledge and experience in clinical and technical skills.
The nurse is guided by policies, procedure and standards. They are building a knowledge base through practice and are most comfortable in a task environment. They describe a clinical situation from the viewpoint of what they need to do rather than relating the context of the situation or how the patient responds. They practice from a theoretical knowledge base while they recognize and provide for routine patient needs.
This nurse integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in the case of patients and families. This nurse demonstrates mastery of most technical skills and begins to view clinical situations from a patient and family focus.
This nurse has in-depth knowledge of nursing practice, perceives situations as a whole, and comprehends the significant elements based on previous experience. They respond to most situations with confidence, speed and flexibility. The nurses develop effective relationships with other caregivers and provide leadership within the healthcare team to formulate integrated approaches to care.
Performs the above job functions, and in addition, provides clinical supervision of patient care and job performance supervision of all employees on an assigned shift. Plans, coordinates and provides for optimum patient care on the unit. Maintains the standards of nursing care as established. Identifies the number and level of personnel needed to provide patient care and adjusts staffing and assignments appropriately. Evaluates the capabilities of other professionals prior to delegating duties.
Clinical Care: Ensure patient care is delivered and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional regulatory standards. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate population as outlined in the job description and competencies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current licensure, or interim permit in the State of California required. BLS certification is required prior to clinical rotation.
Preferred: Charge Nurse Base Criteria above and the following: Bachelor's degree preferred. Two (2) years clinical/management experience preferred. Certification as appropriate.
Infection Prevention RN Infection prevention certification –completed or in process within 12 months of role.
Skills or Other Qualifications
Required: Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of age of population served, and additional skills and knowledge of equipment may be required for hire into some patient care departments or role.” Can do” attitude.
License and Certifications
Required: CA RN license
Preferred: Certification in specialty area –CNOR,CPIC
Internal Number: 58437
About Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center
Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2019 - 2020 U.S. News & World Report. For an unprecedented 23 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 480,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to nine health centers and 13 urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.