Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Charge Nurse - Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Salary: $145,000-192,000 annually + Benefits, Bonus, and Shift Differential

We are seeking a Charge Nurse to join our team in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at our facility in Mission Viejo, California. As a Charge Nurse, you will work under the guidance of the nurse manager to provide excellent patient care and oversee unit activities and personnel. You will play a crucial role in maintaining high-quality care standards and ensuring the efficient operation of the unit. This position requires adherence to the ANA Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating department activities on a shift for optimal patient care
  • Ensuring high-quality patient care and cost-effective service
  • Collaborating with the healthcare team to determine appropriate standards of care and initiate care plans
  • Assessing patients' physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs and documenting them in the clinical record
  • Coordinating patient care activities and communicating with other members of the healthcare team
  • Carrying out physicians' orders accurately and efficiently
  • Promptly recognizing and reporting any adverse or sudden changes in patients' conditions to the appropriate healthcare professionals
  • Providing patient/family health education and support
  • Administering blood and blood products, monitoring patients for transfusion reactions, and taking appropriate measures when necessary
  • Ensuring the safe and efficient utilization of patient care equipment
  • Promoting and following standard precautions and principles of infection control

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • National Provider BLS certification from the American Heart Association
  • Prior experience as a Charge Nurse or Relief Charge Nurse
  • At least 2 years of recent clinical experience in a specialty area

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in nursing
  • Leadership experience

The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of recent experience as an RN in an acute care unit in an accredited hospital. This is a full-time position for day shift.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $145,000.00 - $192,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) with matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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