Dignity Health Charge Nurse - MBU in SANTA CRUZ, California
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.
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.
The Charge Nurse serves the clinical leader for the department, modeling clinical excellence and acting as a resource for nursing staff. Functions as a part of a team designed to plan, organize and control the health care process for applicable patient populations on assigned shifts. Assists with the unit level oversight of assigned clinical processes for shift by shift operations. Continually assists with achieving patient satisfaction, productivity and operational objectives. The Charge Nurse coordinates unit responsibilities and assigns duties to unit staff. Reports directly to the Department Nursing Leadership.
1-2 years recent experience in relevant clinical area
3-5 years of Relief or Charge Nurse role
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Specialty certification: RNC MNN (Maternal Newborn Nursing) OR CPN (Certified Pediatric Nurse) from Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) within 1 year of obtaining position
Current and active CA RN license
Current BLS certification
Current NRP certification
Current PALS certification
RNC MNN OR CPN
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Job ID 2018-57554
Employment Type Part Time
Department Obstetrics/Wellborn Nursery
Hours / Pay Period 56
Facility Dominican Hospital-Santa Cruz
Location SANTA CRUZ
Standard Hours varied nights (2300-0700)