RN Charge Nurse - Emergency at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon

Posted in Health Care 15 days ago.

Job Description:

RN Charge Nurse - Emergency

Legacy Health

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Job ID: 20-12776
Type: Regular Full-Time
Good Samaritan Medical Ctr campus


The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Northwest Portland is known for its specialty programs and clinical excellence. Legacy Good Samaritan features nationally renowned doctors in cancer care, kidney transplantations, neurology, ophthalmology, weight-loss surgery, robotic surgery, rehabilitation and more, plus Oregon’s only 24-hour urgent care that’s located alongside an emergency room, with access to emergency care if needed.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center is Joint Commission certified in 12 specialties, including Stroke, Cardio Vascular Care and Orthopedics
The new combined 18 bed adult emergency/urgent care department with 35,000 patient visits yearly opened December 2015. The urgent care is embedded within the ED and allows patients to get the proper level of care they need, when they need it. The unit’s large private rooms accommodate up-to-date equipment and multiple patient visitors, and offer distinct care pathways that meet unique needs such as elders and behavioral health patients’ needs.


The RN Charge Nurse is accountable for the direct coordination and supervision of unit operations. Serves as a role model and resource for patient care. Provides leadership and promotes team-building among staff. Facilitates communication between staff, physicians, management and all other customers. Is responsible for effective implementation of policies, procedures and standards.


Education: BSN required. Exceptions may be made for current Legacy employees who demonstrate that they are actively enrolled in an accredited program and are making meaningful progress toward completion of a BSN. Demonstrated evidence of course completion will be required at the end of each term, and will be tracked by the individual’s manager.

Experience: One year of relevant clinical experience at proficient to expert level of practice required. Demonstrated knowledge of operations, including staffing and scheduling, budget management, workflow planning, performance management and staff development.

Skills: Ability to manage a broad span of control through implementation of a self-directed team approach. Strong communication and leadership skills, and a willingness to lead by example. Must meet requirements of RN Staff Nurse Job Description and performs duties in any clinical capacity as needed. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled