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Day - 12 Hour (United States of America)
J4 Intensive Care Unit: Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Arrhythmia, Pulmonary Hypertension. Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgical ICU is looking for experienced nurses to join our team. Nurses in this ICU care for the critically ill cardiovascular medicine and surgery, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, arrhythmias, and overflow Medical ICU patients. In addition, nurses care for patients on advanced life support such as Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS- LVADs, Impella, Tandem Heart), Intraaortic Balloon Pump (IABP), and Continuous Renal replacement Therapy (CRRT). Also, nurses manage patients on vasoactive, sedative/paralytic, and inotropic infusions. Nurses on this unit draw upon their critical thinking and decision-making skills, communication skills through our CICARE model, and team collaboration in managing this complex patient population. If you want to be a part of a patient care unit that promotes nursing excellence, fosters professional growth, and values Honesty, Excellence, Respect, Teamwork and Compassion, this is the right unit for you.
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A Brief Overview
The Clinical Nurse (CN) is an RN who provides hands-on care to patients, practicing in an evidence-based manner, within the Scope of Practice of the California Nursing Practice Act, regulatory requirements, standards of care, and hospital policies. Within that role, the CN performs all steps of the nursing process, including assessing patients; interpreting data; planning, implementing, and evaluating care; coordinating care with other providers; and teaching the patient and family the knowledge and skills needed to manage their care and prevent complications. The CN partners with the patient's family wherever possible, considering all aspects of care, to deliver family centered care. As a professional, monitors the quality of nursing care provided.
The Clinical Nurse is responsible for his/her own professional development, including licensure, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and maintaining current knowledge regarding the assigned patient population.
As a member of the nursing profession, the Clinical Nurse contributes to the profession of nursing through such activities as teaching others, sharing expertise In unit or hospital.
Please note: A Nurse who voluntarily agrees to work in a "weekends only" position is not eligible for premium pay under Section 17.2.
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What you will do
The Helping Role Establishes Therapeutic Relationships:
Creates and maintains a climate conducive to healing through being present to the patient and family, identifying and managing discomforts; providing emotional support and information; guiding the patient and family through phases of illness and recovery/passage to death and in accordance with the patient's goals and culture.
Mobilizes the patient's strengths and abilities towards participation in recovery and control over plan of care.
Diagnostic and Monitoring Functions:
Obtains accurate and relevant assessment data and interprets the data as normal vs abnormal. Determines nursing diagnosis. Monitors and evaluates data as frequently as needed based on stability.
Plans and Implements Therapeutic Interventions:
Collaborates with the patient, family and members of health care team to develop an individualized plan of care. Implements nursing and medical interventions safely. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and monitors patient for adverse responses and side effects.
Teaching and Coaching, Patient and Staff Teaching:
Assesses a patient's and family's learning needs and readiness to learn. Teaches needed information for self-care and illness prevention. Adjusts information and expectations based on responses from patient, developmental levels, physiological and psychological condition, and cultural variations.
Teaches other staff members both incidentally and/or through formal roles such as preceptor or super-user.
Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Situations:
Ability to rapidly grasp problem situations and respond quickly and appropriately. Identifies the need for and activates emergency protocols.
Monitors and Ensures Quality Healthcare Practices:
Monitors own practices and assists in monitoring others for practices related to patient and employee safety and compliance to standards and policies. Looks for opportunities for continual improvement in patient care and the work environment.
Organization and Work Role Functions:
Integrates multiple requests and work expectations by setting priorities, delegating tasks appropriately, and seeking assistance as needed.
Contributes to team building through participation in unit programs and meetings; contributes to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills.
Management and Delegation:
Learns and utilizes the available technology for communication, documentation, and locating information regarding unusual clinical situations, diagnosis, and treatments.
Contributes to the knowledge and skill of other members of the nursing staff through one or more activities such as formal or informal teaching, participation on Shared Governance groups, professional publications and/or presentations.
Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice. Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning.
Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
Professional Practice Evaluation:
Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Able to communicate effectively in English.
2 years recent Cardiac ICU or general ICU experience required
Experience with MCS and other advanced life support therapies a plus.
Licenses and Certifications
BLS - Basic Life Support
RN - Registered Nurse - CA State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure
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SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience
Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put..... click apply for full job details