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Prime Healthcare PCU Charge Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri


St. Joseph Medical Center CMS 5-Star Award winning hospital, is a faith-based, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, Senior Care Services, Senior Behavioral Health, Surgical Services and the Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare Services, one the nation’s leading hospital systems. It is recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. St. Joseph Medical Center is a GREAT place to work!

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We are seeking aPCU Charge Nurse,internally referred to as our Progressive Care Unit Charge Nurse at St Joseph Medical Center a member of Prime Healthcare. The Charge Nurse will be responsible for overseeing the nursing staff and operations within the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). They will ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care, promote a positive work environment, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Bonus Options:Up to a $20,000 (Paid out as stipends every 90 days)

Shift’s Available: Days – 6:45am – 7:15pm

Employment Type:Full Time

Hours:12hr options –Self Schedule

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (includes, but not limited to):

  • provide leadership and direction to the nursing staff in the PCU, including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nursing assistants you will need to assign patient care responsibilities based on staff competency and patient acuity levels

  • ensure that patients in the PCU receive high-quality, safe, and effective care, you will also monitor patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes to ensure adherence to standards of practice and protocols

  • distribute resources, encompass staffing, equipment, and supplies, to fulfill the requirements of patients and staff, proactively identify and resolve any challenges pertaining to resource availability or usage

  • coordinate care with physicians, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of PCU patients

  • serve as an advocate for patients and families, ensure their needs, preferences, and concerns are addressed, push for patient safety, quality of care, and adherence to ethical principles

  • participate in quality improvement activities and initiatives aimed at enhancing patient care outcomes, optimizing processes, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and standards

  • provide guidance, education, and mentorship to nursing staff in the Progressive Care Unit, facilitate ongoing professional development through training, continuing education opportunities, and performance feedback



  • current and valid state RN License

  • current BLS upon hire and maintain current

  • current ACLS 30 days upon of hire and maintain current

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred

  • RN-C within 2 years of hire preferred

  • PALS within 30 days of hire for units that admit pediatric patients


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FacilitySt. Joseph Medical Center

LocationUS-MO-Kansas City



Position TypeFull Time


Job TypeNon-Exempt