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Charge Nurse

Pay Range: Min: $39.51 Mid: $49.39. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.
 
POSITION PURPOSE: 

Provide direction and supervision to other staff caring for patients in the cancer center.  Organize, coordinate and facilitate patient care.  Collaborate with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
  1. Maintain daily operational aspects of the unit. Manage nurse/patient ratios to ensure, quality care.
  2. Oversees the daily patient flow in the infusion department to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction.
  3. Perform clinical duties as necessary. Provide nursing care for specified patients, including appropriate supportive care and administration of chemotherapy/immunotherapy, blood components, fluid and electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribed.
  4. Participate in the interviewing, orienting, and evaluating of assigned staff.
  5. Prepare schedules for clinical staff. Coordinate daily work assignments in assigned clinical area, ensuring appropriate staffing coverage at all times. Ensure smooth, timely patient flow.
  6. Assist in developing and coordinating in-service programs for patient care staff. Evaluate staff needs in conjunction with physician and administrative staff.
  7. Ensure infusion room is maintained in compliance with regional and facility standards regarding cleanliness, neatness, and availability of appropriate supplies.
  8. Coordinate and monitor the purchase of clinical supplies as directed. Ensures that proper inventory levels are maintained and that security and storage precautions are observed.
  9. Evaluate the system by which patient care is delivered and implement and/or recommend appropriate changes and innovations in nursing practice. Develop new clinical policies and procedures as appropriate and as needed.
  10. Monitor and ensure adherence to universal precautions, infection control, quality assurance, and quality of service standards and policies for assigned clinical areas.
  11. Maintain and develop professional skills, identify individual training and development needs in coordination with management. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current activities in the field of Ambulatory Care Delivery and Oncology.
  12. Keep management apprised of activities, developments, and problem areas.
  13. Role models the principals of a Just Culture.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • One year of clinical experience required. Oncology experience preferred.

License(s):

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.

Certification(s):

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required.

Education:

  • Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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