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ER Charge Nurse

Company: Queen's Health System
Location: Waimea
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Scope of Service

The North Hawaii Community Emergency Department (ED) is a 6-bed, unit that provides comprehensive emergency medical and nursing services 24 hours a day for patients of all ages. The NHCH Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center for the Northern Region of the Island of Hawaii and is affiliated with the Queens Health System. North Hawaii Community Hospital has access to a tertiary facility for a higher level of care via medivac.

A trauma team is available 24 hrs/day, seven-days-a-week, and may be activated by the ER Attending on Duty. Additionally, Stroke Code protocol may be activated on patients meeting the stroke criteria via tele-medicine, as well as Code STEMI for acute coronary syndrome.

Adults constitute 93% of patients seen @ NHCH. The remaining 7% of the patients are under the age of 18. The top 10 chief complaints include abdominal pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, falls, psychiatric problems, cold symptoms, MVAs, multiple trauma, headache and weakness.


Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager/Manager, assumes responsibility for coordinating patient care activities during assigned shift.
Delegates and adjusts nursing care assignments for patient care populations based on patient care needs and available staff.
Assures patient care is delivered based on the ANA Standards of Clinical Practice.
Demonstrates effective communication techniques, care behaviors, and organizational leadership skills.

Continuous: lifting up to lb., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, finger dexterity.
Frequent to continuous: standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling, pushing and pulling up to 30 lbs. of force, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending.
Occasional to frequent: squatting, twisting.
Occasional: pushing and pulling up to maximum 35 lbs. of force; lifting: horizontal lift/carry up to maximum 50 lbs., floor to waist up to maximum 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overhead level up to 15 lbs.; running, climbing of stairs, side bending, kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching.
Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.
Exposure to body fluids, blood products, and communicable diseases.
Work environment may be highly stressful, fast paced and hectic.
Management of confused/disoriented and combative patients may involve tasks which may compromise physical safety.
Required Personal Protective Equipment: Eye protection; gown; mask; face protection; non-sterile/sterile medical gloves

Hawaii State licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing;
BSN highly preferred.
Current certification at BLS/HCP level. Additional certifications may be required based on area of assignment.

Two (2) years acute care experience.
Prior Charge Nurse experience.

Experience to demonstrate exemplary knowledge, skills, and abilities in carrying out registered nurse duties and responsibilities, along with an exceptional attendance record.
Ability to communicate and problem solve effectively with patients, nursing staff, physicians and other medical staff.
Leadership and decision making skills that demonstrate the ability to: provide effective patient care; serve as a resource to nursing staff; maintain adherence to applicable statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Educational background that demonstrates an ongoing effort to maintain and improve ones clinical competency as a registered nurse; and, work experience that reflects an increasing level of responsibility over time, or the potential for handling an increased level of responsibility.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements for Experienced RN:


ACLS and PALS certification.
TNCC certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire/transfer date.


At least 12 months of Emergency RN experience in the last 3 years.
ICU experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet



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Keywords: Queen's Health System, Maui , ER Charge Nurse, Other , Waimea, Hawaii

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