Medical Surgical Oncology Charge Registered Nurse - RN
Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Posted on: October 12, 2021
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
starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the
Time Off (PTO)
health spending accounts (FSA)
401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
Assistance for career growth and development
premium account for additional support with children, pets,
dependent adults, and household needs
Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify
SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE!**
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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