Sutter Health Charge Nurse - Obstetrics/L&D - Nights in Los Banos, California


Charge Nurse serves as a clinical and professional role model for staff. They will act as a resource for clinical expertise. Effectively manages resources using the multidisciplinary approach; planning, directing, implementing and improving service while supporting the MHLB mission and goals. The Charge Nurse functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The Charge Nurse will assure that the flow of patient care is efficient. The Charge Nurse will assure that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed. They will collaborate with the care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan when necessary.

The Charge Nurse actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital's goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures. Five primary domains define nursing care at MHLB: Nursing Process, Clinical Knowledge and Decision Making, Nurse Patient Relationship, Collaboration, and Leadership. It is recognized that Charge Nurse develop skills and abilities as they synthesize knowledge while moving through defined stages of learning. Evaluation is based on patient satisfaction scores, national quality measures and clinical competency and overall job performance.

Serving Merced County Westside area with 46 care beds, the facility is part of Memorial Hospitals Association and Sutter Health, a not-for-profit organization that exists to maintain and improve the health status of citizens in its geographic area. Memorial Hospital Los Banos provides and promotes effective inpatient and outpatient health care services including 24-hour Emergency Care, Rural Health Clinic, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Diagnostics Imaging, and Intensive Care Unit and Physical Therapy.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

  • Successful completion of internal MHLB Charge Nurse Competency Program within 30 days.

  • Successful completion of Sutter Health Charge Nurse Training Course of equivalent.

  • Minimum of one (1) year recent experience working as a Registered Nurse in an acute care facility or successful completion of MHLB's Clinical Nurse Resident (CNR) Program.

  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge of nursing process in addressing physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients.

  • Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population.

  • Must demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • Timely completion of unit specific orientation and competencies.

  • Ability to read, write, hear and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.

  • Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  • Must be able to travel in accordance with any requirements of your job (if MHA and/or own vehicle used on Association business, must possess valid California Driver's License and upon request proof of liability insurance).

  • Must also meet department specific requirements for applicable department (See Department Specific Requirement below).

  • Physical & Mental Requirements: See attached Statement of Physical & Environmental Factors and A35 Mental Components.

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification required 90 days of hire.

  • Current fetal monitoring certification or must obtain within twelve (12) months of hire.

  • Minimum of six (6) months prior Mother/Baby (postpartum) experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

  • National certification in area of specialty.

  • Greater than one (1) year of working experience in a similar unit with comparable patient acuity.

  • One (1) year experience in Labor and Delivery.

Primary Location: California, Central Valley, Los Banos

Organization: Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.