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Charge Nurse

Requisition Number:  34358


The Kwajalein Project

The project site is the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital, located on the atolls of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a scenic chain of Islands equidistant from Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines. It is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense. Since 2018 International SOS Government Medical Services, has been subcontracted to manage the 10-bed Critical Access Kwajalein Hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, and a medical clinic on Roi-Namur. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile atoll where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. The more than 1,500 residents include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and their family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and lagoons. The year-round warm and sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and wind surfing.  The military base also boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, golf course, ceramics studio, and small shopping areas.  

Job Description

The Registered Charge Nurse will utilize expertise to mitigate and treat injuries and illnesses.  We are looking for candidates with a commitment to a proactive approach to workplace safety while taking a diplomatic and professional approach to customer interactions. Charge Nurse participates with administration, medical, ancillary and clinic staff in executing the hospital’s mission and vision and strategic plans.  Provides administrative leadership, consultation, and support for the patient services areas.  Supports an environment that ensures efficient delivery of quality patient care in a cost-effective manner.  

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Assist medical providers with medical procedures as allowed within licensed scope of work.
•    Assists in overseeing delivery of nursing care
•    Intake and documentation of the patient’s medical history, prescribed medications, and vital signs.
•    Assist with examinations and/or treatments. 
•    Report all changes in patient’s conditions to the medical provider.
•    Administer basic nursing care, such as inserting catheters, changing bandages or administering intravenous medications.
•    Assist patients with basic care and personal hygiene activities like dressing or bathing.
•    Maintains supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; restocking clinical and provider areas once supplies are received.
•    Cross-train to work within in the clinics, emergency room, and inpatient units.
•    Ensures open lines of communication are maintained among employees, physicians, peers, and others.  
•    Manages conflict resolution involving staff, physicians, patients, and personnel.
•    Demonstrates visibility and accessibility to staff by making regular rounds, staff communication, and meetings.
•    Collaborates with nursing and medical staff in the development and measurement of performance of standards of patient care.
•    Creates an environment that facilitates innovative patient care delivery.
•    Provides clinical leadership and expertise; serves as technical support and resource 
•    Actively attends and participates in department head and other essential committees of the medical department.
•    Assess and communicates departmental need for equipment and supplies.
•    Participates and promotes continuous quality improvement and management programs implementing and communicating corrective action plans and interventions. 
•    Other duties as assigned.


Experience Required:
•    Minimum of 3 years of nursing experience
•    Experience in a clinic setting (urgent care, emergency room, etc.)

Education Required:
•    Current and unrestricted license from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice.
•    Associate or Bachelor degree in Nursing is required from an accredited nursing program. 
•    Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
•    American Heart Association - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certification is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
•    Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
•    Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
•    May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications:
•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
•    This position is unaccompanied. 
•    US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.  
•    US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
•    Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll. 
•    A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.