Charge Nurse - Transplant Unit
Posted on: October 9, 2021
Provides nursing leadership for a specific shift and unit/area.
The Transplant Hepatology Unit is a 36-bed medical surgical unit
specializing in the perioperative care of solid organ transplant
recipients, donors, and hepatobiliary surgical patients.
Specifically, we provide care to lung, liver, kidney and pancreas
transplant patients, as well as live-donor nephrectomy and
live-donor hepatectomy patients. In addition, we care for
hepatology patients that require specialized care across the
continuum of their liver diseases. We work closely with
multi-disciplinary teams across all organ groups to prepare
patients for life before, during and after transplantation. We are
unique in that we admit most of our kidney, liver and pancreas
transplant patients directly to the floor from the PACU, bypassing
higher levels of care. We work as an inclusive team and pride
ourselves for the quality and safe care we provide to our high
acuity and specialized patient population.
Work Schedule: Full Time Rotating
- Supervises and mentors staff during assigned shift. Determines
staffing level and assignments based on staff availability, staff
abilities, census, and patient acuity.
- Provides direct patient care as needed. Floats between staff to
assist with problem-solving. May take patient assignments to meet
- Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care, including formal
evaluation, and identifies any issues that affect desired patient
outcomes. Responds to complaints about patient care and related
services, and manages through established channels.
- Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering
orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating
transfers. Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to
provide safe, quality patient care.
- Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills,
decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal
supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and
take appropriate action.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
- Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited
Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years
experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a
Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare
Provider. Relevant certification as determined at position
- Minimum Experience: 1 year of nursing experience.
The pay range for this position is: $34.73 - $53.83 /
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
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