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Registered Nurse (RN)- Main OR Charge Nurse

San Joaquin Community Hospital Type Full time Posted 4/28/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/21/2014
CA - California (All) - Bakersfield Referral - n/a -    
Registered Nurse (RN)- Main OR Charge Nurse
Schedule:Full time
Shift:Day Shift
Job Details:


Summary of Job Duties for Main OR Charge Nurse (OR) Registered Nurse (RN).

We currently offer a generous relocation assistance.

Please apply for this role at:sjchsmartmove@ah.org 


Summary of Duties


Registered Nurses (RN) at all level of experience use the nursing process to safely, therapeutically, and efficiently care for a group of patients. Day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities fall within the area of the nurse’s responsibility and includes coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care. The nursing process shall be documented for each hospitalize patient from admission through discharge. The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for supervising, delegating, and directing activities of unlicensed assistive personnel.

The Main OR Charge Nurse assists the OR Shift Leader with the flow of the OR daily schedule, Shift Leads in the department as needed, and coordinates the work flow and daily activities of the main operating room. This is carried out by directing and overseeing a team of nurses and support staff, ensuring adherence to appropriate federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines, SJCH policies, and accepted nursing protocols and procedures. Coordinates support services within the main operating room area to ensure patient flow and provide direct specialty nursing services and patient care as appropriate. Assists department director/manager in accomplishing unit and organizational goals. 

Key componentsof the Main OR Charge Nurse role include assisting the OR Manager with Unit Operations, Staff Scheduling, Leadership, Education, Coaching and Mentoring, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, and Patient Safety. Other duties assigned as deemed necessary by the OR Manager. Working hours for the Main OR Charge Nurse require flexibility and will vary to meet the needs of the dept. Knowledgeable regarding AORN recommended practices. These roles are integrated into the Synergy Model competencies.

Qualifications & Requirements

CurrentCaliforniaNursing License

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Current American Heart Association BLS Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification (preferred)

5 years perioperative services experience (preferred)

Basic computer knowledge; demonstrates ability to use a keyboard and mouse to input data and has working knowledge of office software (Word and Excel).

Basic knowledge on use of fax machine, printer, copier.


Advanced certification; CNOR (preferred)

Detail orientated and organized in approach to job duties.