Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is San Francisco East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with a total of 1,082 licensed beds. Each of our campuses has a 24-hour emergency, obstetric and medical/surgical services in both Oakland and Berkeley. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you will find an environment that reflects the values and mission to support healthy living.
The staff nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate and cost effective patient care from admission through discharge.
Professional Expectations: The OR Charge nurse is responsible for the perioperative nursing care of adolescent and adult patients.
S/he delivers care through the use of the nursing process as reflected in the Standards of Clinical Practice: Perioperative Nursing Services and Standards of Perioperative Clinical Practice in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care. Expected practice behaviors include assessment, planning, implementation of perioperative nursing interventions and evaluation.
The OR Charge nurse demonstrates competency to circulate on simple and complex surgical procedures. The OR Charge nurse participates in departmental quality assessment and improvement activities.
Functions in the scrub role for procedures within areas of competence. Knowledge of machines, tools and equipment used in the OR.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Current California Registered Nurse licensure required. Specialty certification required for new applicants, preferred for incumbents.
Current BCLS and ACLS required. CNOR preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years acute care nursing within the past 5 years, at least one year of which is within area of specialty. FTE status must be .8 or above.
Demonstrates responsibility, accountability, and commitment to quality patient care delivery.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Demonstrates leadership experience/activities, including working knowledge of PDSA Quality Improvement methodology and staff meeting participation.
Demonstrates ability to lead and mentor staff in clinical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Able to effectively present ideas. Expected to maintain an advanced level of practice and act as a clinical resource to staff.
Special Skills/Equipment: Demonstrates basic computer competence related to unit and patient care functions.
Demonstrates proficiency with patient care equipment, e.g. IV pumps, CBS machines, PCA pumps, etc.