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Sutter Health Charge Nurse - PreOp/PACU in Novato, California

Position Overview:

Responsible for the routine functioning of the unit on his/her assigned department. Performs as Registered Nurse responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge in the perioperative setting. Assists with the achievement of patient outcomes with the mission of the surgery center.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification/Licensure:

Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing Required

RN - Current license to practice in the State of California Required

BLS & ACLS Required

Experience:

Significant experience working in a single-specialty (GI) or multi-specialty OR/GI and/or PACU, preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. This level of experience is typically achieved in approximately three years.

Must have successful experience as an OR/GI and/or PACU Charge Nurse, preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. This level of competence is typically obtained in approximately two years.

Materials management experience is preferred, including application of purchasing processes to order the supplies and equipment required for surgeries being performed at the Center.

Knowledge:

Must have the demonstrated knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to tactfully direct the efforts of diverse health professionals to meet patient and physician needs

Extensive knowledge of ASPAN, SGNA and/or AORN Standards, infection control and sterilization practices is required (as applicable)

Familiarity with accreditation and regulatory standards

Knowledge of performance improvement processes.

Must have a working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards.

Current knowledge regarding instrumentation and equipment utilized for various surgical specialties is required, as is knowledge of the types of surgeries being performed at the Center.

Special Skills/Equipment:

Must have leadership skills, along with skills in functional supervision/ delegation and human relations.

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Must be a flexible, creative individual who is open to change along with the ability to handle multiple priorities.

Requires the ability to operate and trouble-shoot OR/PACU equipment.

BLS/ACLS/PALS required (per departmental/facility policy)

Computer skills are required.

Adult training skills are preferred.

Organization: Sutter Outpatient Services

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 10 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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