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Medical Surgical Oncology Charge Registered Nurse - RN

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

   

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

**$20K SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE!**

 

As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies. The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with a robust cardiac surgery program that has recently received Three Star Awards for our thoracic and cardiac programs.  We are also one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of expert cancer care in the Puget Sound.  The CHI Franciscan Cancer Care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, and in 2015 received a special commendation for our nursing education program and support of certification in oncology nursing.

 

Our Oncology department has 28 beds with a 4-bed hematopoietic stem cell unit.  We specialize in chemotherapy administration, symptom management, stem cell transplant, complex pain management and end-of-life care.  The RN-to-patient ratio averages 4 patients per registered nurse, practicing in a care team model with certified nursing assistants. Our Oncology Interdisciplinary team is made up of skilled surgeons, medical hematologists-oncologists and radiation oncologists, nurse navigators and other oncology experts.  We are most proud of our compassionate and exceptional quality care.  The leadership team in the Oncology Department is comprised of a Divisional Director, three RN Clinical Managers and an RN Educator.  Combined, these leaders have over 100 years of oncology nursing and leadership experience and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members. 

 

Job Summary:

 

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees clinical operations to include: coordination of assignments, delegation of tasks, provision of clinical care, patient placement, unit and patient flow.
  • Aligns staffing with productivity-based Staffing Matrix to include requesting resources based on patient need and flexing staff based on census and workload fluctuations.
  • Prepares assignments considering patient acuity and staff skill mix/competency; ensures timely posting of Staffing Plan; assigns and/or ensures staff are provided with rest and meal breaks.
  • Monitors and oversees Sitter usage in assigned area.
  • Serves as the first point of contact in the department chain of command during the shift for staff’s clinical needs, investigation of complaints, service recovery and completion of incident reports; ensures management is apprised of concerns and incidents.
  • Coordinates care, collaborating and communicating effectively with the inter-disciplinary team.
  • Maintains and applies knowledge of quality and SafetyFirst-related initiatives and requirements.
    Serves as mentor to develop and coach orientees and experienced staff; demonstrates skill in conflict management.
  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of staff competency; provides objective feedback to assist with staff performance throughout the review cycle.
  • Assists with monitoring of regulatory and auditing requirements.

Qualifications

Job Requirements: 

 

  • Two years of experience in the clinical specialty within the last three years preferred. 
  • Prefer previous charge nurse experience. 
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Healthcare BLS Certification.
  • Specialty certification preferred

 

**Sign-On Bonus paid in lump sum within 30 days of hire.  Eligible candidate may not be a current employee of Virginia Mason Francican Health, nor previously FTE-employed with VMFH within the last 12 months.  Minimum of 0.6 FTE required, and total amount paid is prorated to the FTE.  Requires a 2-year commitment.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Medical Surgical Oncology Charge Registered Nurse - RN, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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