Charge Nurse - Med Surg
Riverside Community Hospital, Founded in 1901, is a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside Countys only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Riverside Community Hospitals Mission & Vision:
Committed to providing compassionate care and improving the overall health of our community
Leading with innovation. Serving with compassion.
The charge nurse demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in the care of his/her patients. Each Nursing Service area requires specialized skills. The delivery of care is based on criteria that is age appropriate and is specific to the physical psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient. The charge nurse performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice, proven competencies, and functions in congruence with the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at Riverside Community Hospital (RCH).
The charge nurse role incorporates all of the RN position as above, and includes the additional responsibilities of directing shift operation with schedules, assignments and coordination of resources. Ability to detect problems and resolve them within the scope of the position is paramount for the role. Knowledge of Core Measures and working with other staff to implement the core measures for patient quality and safety are requirements of this position.
Reports To: Unit Director
Supervises: Provides leadership for the Department Staff