work boldly. live brilliantly.

Charge RN

Req # 2019-8745

Work Boldly. Live Brilliantly.

Bold decisions and innovative thinking have helped AltaMed, headquartered in Commerce, Calif., become the nation’s largest network of community-based primary care clinics and senior care programs. Some 2,000 professionals in medicine, nursing, social work, mental health rehabilitation, dentistry and health administration assure that we not only provide quality care, but that we do so without exception or regard to ability to pay. We are JCHAO-accredited, and strongly focused on wellness, preventative care and eliminating health care disparities.

Job Description

Functions as a lead of the healthcare team, coordinates clinic operations that ensure quality patient care in a safe, healing environment that is patient and family centered. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Have appropriate clinical skills be an expert resource. Is available and supportive to employees and understand priorities/needs of the clinic. May recommend to management in efficient resource allocation by assuring appropriate patient care assignments, staffing, and scheduling. Works collaboratively on clinical operations with the Administrative Leadership Team. Demonstrates performance consistent with the strategic plan of the organization and AltaMed mission and values.


  1. Accredited school of nursing graduate with a current California State Board of Nursing License coupled with a minimum of 1 year hospital or clinic
  2. Related nursing experience required. Charge Nurse experience is preferred.
  3. Current CPR/First Aid certification required.
  4. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


  1. Able to function independently with good clinical judgement and implement standing orders and procedures, established by the organization.
  2. Coordinates clinic operations and delegate’s tasks to staff appropriately.
  3. Acts as a resource, preceptor and mentor to new employees, registry staff, students and other team members in the clinic specific to clinic operations and patient care.
  4. Demonstrates ability to identify and resolve problems in collaboration with staff members and other departments within AltaMed.
  5. Participates in activities related to patient flow, including intake and discharge process.
  6. Support regulatory audit activities in collaboration with Clinic Leadership and Compliance Department.
  7. Responsible for ensuring teaching, training and competencies for clinic staff as needed.
  8. Maintains acceptable standards of nursing care, based on community, JCAHO and AltaMed standards.
  9. Serves as a resource for clinical concerns, scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations as well as operational concerns of providers and staff.
  10. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule to meet the clinic demands of the day: facilitates and relieves staff breaks.
  11. Provides input on employee’s performance evaluations through daily observation and monitoring of performance.
  12. Adjust staffing needs for the clinic to assure quality patient care, patient and staff safety, efficiency, productivity and working conditions of provider and staff.
  13. Participates in resource allocation (assignments, scheduling, staffing, equipment/supplies management).
  14. Works collaboratively with Clinic Leadership in planning and implementing medical services.
  15. Develop and manage performance improvement projects in coordination with Clinic Leadership.
  16. Ensure compliance for infectious control program for the clinic.
  17. Assist with monitoring of quality and compliance with all nursing standards (including, but not limited to, development of audits for EHR nursing documentation and facility audits as it relates to back office).
  18. Functions as the triage nurse for the clinic.
  19. Instructs patient and/or family on follow-up care.
  20. Documents activities (e.g. medication, immunization records, nursing care plans, etc.).
  21. Communicates, coordinates and consults with members of the health team while performing nursing responsibilities.
  22. Responsible for ordering medication and clinic supplies or may assign a designee.
  23. Responds to all medical emergencies and will take the lead in management of the situation as indicated.
  24. Performs other related duties as assigned.


AltaMed offers a comprehensive benefits program that recognizes the needs of our diverse employees by supporting their health, security and professional growth.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability Plan
  • Long-term Disability Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Planning Ahead

  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance (Basic & Voluntary)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (Basic & Voluntary)
  • Career Growth and Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education Programs

Other Benefits

  • Employee Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Corporate Employee Discount Programs
  • Wellness Programs

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