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Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz

General Information


Job title: CHARGE NURSE (L&D RPT .8/64 EVE)
Job location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Requisition code: 1300002861
Date posted: 06/13/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Charge Nurse

Job Description

Job description:

About This Position

The Charge Nurse functions as a part of a leadership team designed to plan, organize, and control the health care process for applicable patient populations through the unit level management of assigned clinical process while assuming the responsibility and accountability for assigned shift operations. Continually works toward achieving patient satisfaction, productivity, financial and operational objectives. The Charge Nurse coordinates unit responsibilities, and supervises and assigns duties to unit staff. Reports directly to the Department Director.

Position Summary: (Unit Specific)
Under the direction of the Department Director/Manager, provides leadership and supervision to Maternal Child Health staff in accordance with professional standards and Dominican Hospital policies and procedures.

Educational Requirements:
Specialty certification within 3 years of obtaining position
Current and active CA RN license
Current BLS certification
Unit specific certifications and qualifications (ex: PALS, ACLS, Chemotherapy):
ACLS and NRP certification within 6 months of hire and then maintain certifications
PALS certification within 6 months of hire if position responsible for the care of Pediatric patients and then maintain certification
National certification in Fetal Monitoring for L&D Charge Nurses

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 379-bed, dual-campus facility, which offers a wide range of services to residents of California**s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care and some of the most technologically advanced diagnostic equipment on the Central Coast, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Santa Cruz is the quintessential beach town. Here, you enjoy life among the most beautiful coastal beaches and redwood forests of California. It was here that Hawaiian royalty first introduced surfing to the mainland**and locals and visitors alike have been riding the waves ever since. Not far from the surf break, music and laughter fill the air at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast's last remaining seaside amusement park. A few blocks from the beach is Santa Cruz's newly renovated downtown. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets are filled with vibrant shops and galleries, outdoor bistros and sidewalk musicians**all in keeping with Surf City's offbeat personality. At Dominican Hospital, you can truly change people**s lives while living yours with a strong sense of meaning and finding that much needed balance you deserve.

The Dignity Health System provides quality, compassionate health care at more than 40 hospitals and care centers that are serving communities across California, Arizona and Nevada every minute of every day. And while not everyone may live near a major medical facility, Dignity Health is making health care more accessible by bringing resources closer to where people live and work.
Please note the following Dignity Health Application Requirements for Registered Nurses:

1. Submittal of most recent performance evaluation to HR
2. May be subject to supplemental on-line assessments as part of the application process**Postings are NOT OPEN TO NEW GRADUATE RN'S at this time.

Job Requirements

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