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CHARGE NURSE - BIRTHING SUITES

Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  3rd

Do you thrive in an environment where you can empower and encourage a woman through her birth journey? Are you passionate about patient and family education, helping families learn about caring for their newborn, and highly organized? Are you well versed in the standards of care needed to lead a team as they navigate the challenges of maternity care? If you said yes, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

 

As part of the Hoag Fudge Birthing Suites healthcare team, you will provide patients and their families a safe and secure environment that promotes a healthy and beautiful birthing experience.


Inside Hoag’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-Partum Unit
Brand new state-of-the-art labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) birthing suites that include 12 private birthing suites, 2 operating rooms for cesarean sections/procedures, 2 bed triage, and a Level 2 special care nursery. 

 

The birthing suites offer a family-centered maternity care design and a philosophy of care emphasizing choice, connectivity, compassion, competence, and cultural inclusion in a safe and secure environment. 

 

Job Summary: 

The Charge Nurse is responsible for clinical supervision of patient care for all patients in the department and job performance supervision of all employees on an assigned shift on a Maternal Child Health unit. Plans, coordinates and provides for optimum patient care on the unit. This includes managing schedules and patient assignments, delivering annual employee performance evaluations and counseling conversations, and providing direct patient care when relieving nurses. Maintains the Standards of Nursing Care and provides care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Assures utilization of the nursing process based on research and evidence-based outcomes. The Charge Nurse makes recommendations on hiring, department budgets, trainings, and serves as a leader in the department.

 

Hoag nurses consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance and conduct. They’re driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they’re deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we’ll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies, and procedures.

 

Our healthcare teams follow safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve. 

 

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Adaptability -  Ability to change as environmental, organizational, workload, task, direction and other conditions change while reacting in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Accountability - The charge nurse is accountable for how the unit is performing in patient experience, GPTW, quality, safety and productivity.  This requires that the CRN round on staff, physicians and patients; round on the unit for compliance of equipment and supplies; and model desired behaviors.  
  • Equipment Knowledge - Knowledge of equipment, tools, technology and other devices in work area and the ability to use them to the extent required for the job. For clinical equipment, this is demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.
  • Infection Control - Follows all policies and procedures used to minimize the risk of spreading infections.
  • Job Knowledge - The knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the job. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.
  • Leadership - Leadership is a process of stating objectives in a way that is precisely understood, ensuring the commitment of individuals to those objectives, defining the method of measurement, and then providing incentive to get things done. A leader formulates vision and objectives and secures commitment. 
  • Patient Counseling - Able to give advice or guidance in a specific area of clinical expertise or knowledge which results in a problem solved, information provided, and possibly a plan of action for the person seeking assistance.  
  • Patient Documentation - Preparation and delivery of patient information in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the job. Includes what happens during a clinical visit with patients and why a procedure or service is being performed or why a device is being used.
  • Patient Safety - Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related situations.
  • Procedures Knowledge - The knowledge of and adherence to the workplace procedures associated with an area of focus.
  • Treatment Planning - Ability to anticipate resource needs and then arrange, prioritize and shape activities to meet Treatment Planning objectives.
  • Medication Management - Manages and administers prescribed medication, perioperative care, medication adherence assessment, medication education, medication review, and, monitoring of side effects of medication.
  • Safety Management - The knowledge and attentiveness to safety as well as compliance with the rules regarding safety.
  • Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.  Utilization of the Journey Boards to enhance communication of patient’s plan of care.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses vocabulary and grammar appropriate to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.
  • Diversity - Able to demonstrate the knowledge and practice of Diversity in the workplace. Able to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives, without anyone being advantaged or disadvantaged by irrelevant considerations.

 

Required

  • Active, current California RN License.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • A minimum of four years of recent nursing experience in an acute care labor and delivery unit or birthing suite. 
  • Experience in a relief charge or charge nurse role. 
  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring.
  • ACLS, BLS, NPR Certifications.
  • National Certification in specailty area preferred and minimum of one year experience and satisfactory completion of OB competencies. 

 

Hoag is the Place to Be
We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We’re deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development as a nurse our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy:

  • Annual performance incentives
  • Competitive 401(k) program with matching contributions
  • Safe Harbor bonuses
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • On-site Wellness Centers at our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, pilates and fitness coaches

 

We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more.

 

There’s no Place Like Hoag
Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California. The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy recognized 52 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations as high-performing fundraisers in the North American healthcare industry for fiscal year 2015. Forty of 52 were U.S. hospital systems.  Hoag was ranked #8 that year, and remains a High Performer. 

 

Hoag attained the Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, and has received its fourth Magnet re-designation. 

 

We’re an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care – but we can’t do it without you.

 

To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube.

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