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Surgery Charge Nurse

Company: San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
Location: Banning
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:


The Charge RN in the Operating Room (OR) is responsible for the day to day function and overall coordination of patient care. The Charge RN provides leadership by example and works collaboratively with staff members as well as other department staff. He/she reviews and stays abreast of schedule changes, i.e., additions and cancellations, to assure that appropriate number and skill level of staff is available. This individual is tasked with providing for "on call" coverage 24 X 7 as well as coverage for last minute staff call offs and pre-scheduled vacations.

The Charge RN is the resource for the unit specific duties, tasks and responsibilities and oversees the operating rooms and endoscopy suite. Works closely with the PACU charge nurse in the daily functions of the surgical services department working together to ensure adequate staffing, timely patient admissions and discharges to optimize safe and efficient patient care.

The primary patients provided care in the Surgical Services Department are adults and geriatric patients. The charge nurse must be competent in the assessment of adult/senior patient for appropriate physiological, behavioral motor skills and psychological norms. He/she must be knowledgeable in recognizing changes in condition, signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect and cognizant of safety issues, both environmental and medical. Pediatric patients are occasionally admitted, therefore the charge nurse must also be competent in assessment and care of children, including age-appropriate behavior, motor skills and physiological/psychological developmental norms. He/she must be cognizant of safety, treatment/mediation, and immunization concerns of this age group as well as adults



Graduate from a school of nursing with a degree, (BSN/MSN preferred)


Current CA RN License, BLS, ACLS and NIHSS/Stroke Scale certifications.


Operating room/circulating nursing experience required.

Other Required Skills

  • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations.
  • Must be able meet the demands of the position.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to speak, read and write effectively in the performance of job duties.
  • Promotes a culture of civility and actively discourages rumors and gossip.
  • Treats everyone, regardless of position, with dignity, respect and courtesy utilizing the principles of Civility. Respects ideas of others, even if does not agree and offers support.
  • Participates in conflict resolution and in "see something, say something.' Strives to be part of the solution rather than the problem.
  • Communicating the patient's current status to the appropriate parties throughout the continuum of care, collaborating effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Required to participate in the after-hours, on-call coverage schedule. Ability to be reached immediately via cell phone of LAN line; access must be maintained at all times during on-call shifts. Must be able to arrive at work within 30 minutes from the time of notice.
  • Demonstrates personal attributes and behaviors which contribute to the smooth operation of the department and/or hospital. Holds staff accountable to do the same.
  • Maintains positive physician, administrative, and staff relationships and actively participates in problem-solving. Offers and is open to receiving constructive feedback.
  • Consistently demonstrates positive interpersonal relation skills. PAY / BENEFITS
    Estimated pay: $58.00 to $64.00 per hour based on qualifications (including but not limited to experience, education, certifications, and licensure where applicable).

    Benefits may include medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D, optional supplemental life (employee, spouse, and/or child coverage), flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care), 403b retirement with dollar for dollar match up to 5%, paid time off, and more available depending on employment status.


    EOE Associated topics: ambulatory, cardiothoracic, care unit, coronary, intensive, intensive care, intensive care unit, mhb, tcu, unit

Keywords: San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Hemet , Surgery Charge Nurse, Healthcare , Banning, California

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