Surgical Care Affiliates

Charge Nurse (FT) - Nebraska Spine Hospital, 2,500 sign-on bonus

Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Nebraska Spine Hospital sits within Surgical Care Affiliates and is a 34 bed, spine specialty hospital. As the regions only Spine center of excellence, Nebraska Spine Hospital’s mission is to provide the highest quality care, through cost effective and patient focused services. All teammates are eligible to participate in a facility incentive program. If you are interested in joining a family atmosphere while being a part of a high performing team, Nebraska Spine Hospital is for you.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Charge Nurse supervises and supports the Inpatient nursing staff, while also treating a limited number of patients. They are responsible for maintaining a high level of patient care, evaluating other nurses and acting as an educational resource for nurses. The Inpatient Charge Nurse is a full time opportunity, however we are willing to consider full time job seekers as well. The schedule is: Three 12-hour shifts 6am-730pm, every 3rd weekend (Saturday). No call responsibility. This role is eligible for the facility annual incentive bonus program. Offering $2,500 sign-on bonus. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Charge nurse is required to be an experienced registered nurse who will display leadership, management and communication skills. They are responsible for managing, supervising and assisting the nursing staff, as well as providing administrative support and patient care.
  • Regular duties include directing the admission, discharge and general flow of patients and assigning nurses and support staff to patients/rooms. While daily goals must be met, effective charge nurses are flexible and able to prioritize and adapt during emergencies.
  • Charge nurse will provide guidance on administering care to new patients or those with special needs and answer questions regarding protocols. They frequently work with other nurses and patients to create a plan of care that is individualized to a patient's needs. 


Nursing Duties and Responsibilities

  • While most duties and responsibilities are managerial and administrative, charge nurses also provide patient care. Although the number of patients and relative difficulty of each case may vary depending on the schedule.  


 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Are in complete alignment with our core values
  • To promote the highest standards of clinical nursing care
  • To lead, manage and supervise the work of the Staff Nurses
  • To provide person centered nursing care to patients which enables them to enjoy a valued life
  • To maintain good working relationships with the nursing and care team, attend staff meetings and encourage input from whole team
  • Ensure effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care through the development of written care plans
  • To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and the regulatory bodies
  • To communicate all requests and changes of practice to all relevant personnel
  • To assume named nurse/link nurse responsibilities
  • To report any injuries, disease and dangerous practice to all relevant personnel
  • To challenge poor practice and provide guidance for improving practice.
  • Dealing with matters arising in the team with a view to settlement as opposed to escalation – if necessary, involve HR department for support and advice
  • Ensuring that all staff comply with the organization’s policies and procedures including Health and Safety and Fire Regulations
  • Ensuring that the service complies with regulatory requirements e.g. Control of Infection
  • Attending staff meetings internally as required
  • Maintaining sound working relationships with staff in regulatory bodies and other relevant organizations


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the State required
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers required
  • PALS/ACLS (this can be obtained)


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  


  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment 
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions 
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects  
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment 
  • Manual and finger dexterity  
  • Hand eye coordination 
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time  
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs 
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range 
  • Working irregular hours  



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