Charge Nurse Ambulatory Surgery Nurse

2019-06-10T12:17:38-06:00June 10th, 2019|

CCRM San Francisco

The Charge Nurse Ambulatory Surgery Nurse is responsible for providing individualized nursing care to CCRM’s IVF patients undergoing egg retrieval, GYN procedures, and embryo transfer. The Charge Nurse will demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in the care of surgery patients and infertility patients and is responsible for a smooth and efficient surgical care experience for CCRM patients and will provide surgery care oversight as directed. This position reports to the Surgery Center Nurse Manager and takes direction from the physicians related to patient care needs. Must be well-organized, self-motivated, and possess excellent communications skills. This position is responsible for the supervision, scheduling, training of all patient care staff and resolving problems in coordination and collaboration with the Surgery Center Nurse Manager, Medical Director(s) and/or Practice Manager. The charge nurse is responsible for the day to day management of the surgery center in the Nurse Managers absence.

CCRM is an industry leading pioneer in fertility science, research and advancement, offering access to national network of award-winning physicians, a full suite of fertility services, innovation technology and cutting edge labs. CCRM is currently comprised of eleven locations spanning the U.S. and Canada with growth planned for continued network development on a domestic and international basis.


  • Perform direct patient care as scheduled in all areas, including but not limited to, preparation of supplies/equipment necessary for the surgical patient, and perform cleaning and sterilization of instruments in the surgical suite.
  • Assist in overseeing the daily operations in the Surgery Center, be a resource for staff, physicians, and other disciplines.
  • Assist in the daily oversight and responsibility for all surgery center nurses, assistants, and surgery scheduler in collaboration with Nurse Manager.
  • Assist with interviewing, hiring, counseling, disciplining and terminating employees as necessary in collaboration with Surgery Center Nurse Manager.
  • Assist with the par level management of all supplies, medication, and surgical equipment.
  • Assist with ensuring that all surgical equipment is in working order and available for patient care at all Oversee the demonstration of new equipment for possible purchase for patient care use.
  • Assist with development, maintenance, updates, and implementation of all surgery center policies assists the Nurse Manager to assure compliance with all AAAASF or AAAHC as well as the State Department of Health standards related to the surgery center and administration of anesthesia in the surgical setting. Complete the peer review process with the credentialing agency.
  • Assist with coordinating ongoing peer review of medical staff members, physicians, and other non- employee patient care providers in the surgery center. May serve as the peer review committee chairperson to the governing board, as directed.
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with the Department of Health’s standards for surgery center licensing.
  • Assist with coordinating the infection control program for the surgery center setting, and assists the governing board to ensure compliance for the center’s overall infection control. May serve as the infection control nurse for the surgery center, as directed.
  • Assist the nurse manager in the daily assigning of team as directed and in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.
  • Assist with the daily schedule, surgery scheduling, and assure that IVF Lab team, Anesthesia and Acupuncturist are informed.
  • Quality chart audits to assure that IDS screens, consents for all patients and pertinent information, H&P and IVF Lab orders are completed 2 days prior to scheduled surgery.
  • Completes all pre op documentation, consenting and post op instructions are provided to all patients.
  • Inquire with patient if he/she has advanced directives and input the forms into the patient’s EMR if forms have been completed.
  • Completes pre operative and post operative calls with patients.
  • Handle emergent situations calmly and efficiently, responding quickly and demonstrating knowledge of emergency procedures and equipment.
  • Assist the Nurse Manager with ensuring team has annual OSHA/HIPAA training.
  • Responsible to report and participate in quality program to Nurse Manager and CCRM management team.
  • Assists with ensuring current contracts are in place with anesthesia team is current; credentials new anesthesia team as necessary in the absence of Nurse Manager.
  • Report incidents or adverse incidents to Surgery Center Nurse Manager and CCRM management team. Report any concerns about impaired physician, nurse or employee to Surgery Center Nurse Manager and CCRM management.
  • Promote a positive work environment, be accountable for personal conduct and actively participate in staff meetings and unit problem solving in collaboration with Nurse Manager.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills that provide efficient patient care and the smooth operation of the unit on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with the growth of the practice.
  • Detail oriented approach to paperwork, ensuring it is signed, accurate and complete.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate Degree, Diploma, and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current State Registered Nurse license.
  • Current BCLS and ACLS certifications.
  • 2+ years of previous experience related to operating room nursing and/or PACU, and/or critical care experience.
  • 3+ years nursing experience in other RN roles.
  • 2+ years leadership experience.
  • 1+ years laparoscopy experience.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays on rotating schedule.
  • Must be organized and possess knowledge and skills in nursing care of the surgery patient.
  • Must demonstrate problem-solving skills related to nursing care of the surgery patient.
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills along with good communication skills.
  • Must possess a high level of independent judgment and accuracy.
  • Must be able to communicate positively and professionally with all staff members and patients.
  • Must have the ability to function independently, and seek assistance from the physicians and team members as needed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a team player and possess a willingness to perform duties that are assigned or delegated to him/her as well as a willingness to perform duties of other employees as needed.
  • Support vision and mission.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all work information.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function successfully in a team environment.
  • Exhibit courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of internal and external customers. Displays a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situations.
  • Participate in identifying problems and suggesting solutions.
  • Maintains HIPAA and Confidentiality for all patient and clinic information, HIV confidentiality.
  • Understand and asses for domestic violence and child abuse issues and reporting responsibilities. Will report concerns to Medical Director or Practice Administrator.


This job operated in a professional office and clinical setting with daily use of surgical instrumentation and equipment; daily use of chemicals such as Formalin; daily use of medical supplies, equipment and materials. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, including computer keyboards and mice; telephones; photocopiers; scanners; filing cabinets.

The duties of this position involves an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of them. Appropriate protective measures are required for every employee engaged in these tasks. The duties of this position also involves occasionally exerting 75 pounds of force, and/or up to 35 pounds of force frequently.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; will occasionally stand and/or walk; use hands and fingers to grasp, pick, pinch, type; and reach with hands and arms. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; operation of standard office machines and equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


CCRM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, Creed, National Origin, Ancestry, Sex, Pregnancy, Age, Sexual Orientation (including transgender status), Physical or Mental Disability, Marriage to a Co-Worker, or for anyone engaging in Protected Activity (opposing a discriminatory practice or participating in an employment discrimination proceeding). Additionally, this employer does not tolerate any employees engaging in discriminatory behavior based on any of the aforementioned protected classes.


All offers of employment by this employer are conditional upon the incumbent’s successful completion of pre-employment screenings, including a criminal background check, drug screen, educational and prior employment verification, professional reference checks, and verification of the incumbent’s eligibility and authorization to work in the United States.

This employer participates in the E-Verify Program in order to verify the identity and work authorization of all newly hired employees.

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