This position will support LLUMC's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. The Clinical Nurse C CCST (Critical Care Specialty Team) practices in large university medical center with a Level I Tertiary Trauma Center designation under the collaborative direction and leadership of a medical director (board certified anesthesiologist) and a patient care manager and/or director. Serves as a critical responder to trauma activations, rapid responses, hyper-acute stroke activations, ST Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMI), Code Blues and White and must be able to keep focused in a fast-paced environment and deliver critical level nursing care and management of adult and pediatric populations with complex medical conditions. High level nursing expertise in procedure related sedation for unstable and/or fragile patients is essential. In addition, the CCST nurse facilitates patient flow through various methods of transport, maintains patient level of care, and expedites diagnostic exams and interventional procedures to obtain patient diagnosis and treatment throughout the organization. Functions in a patient-centered care model of practice and performs the nursing process independently. Serves as a role model in patient care delivery methods and consistently demonstrates an advanced level of clinical practice, communication, and documentation. Facilitates the empowerment of the nursing profession and embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements in practice to enhance the patient experience and clinical outcomes. Performs other duties as needed.
Able to work in confined spaces. Demonstrates proficient competencies in critical care clinical nursing. Skillfully adapts a variety of clinical settings. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in critical care, sedation, and patient transport. Basic knowledge of healthcare regulations and accreditation required. Exhibit professional behavior at all times. Able to: speak, read and write legibly in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, electronic medical record, electronic event reporting program; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math and statistical functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch. Associate Degree in Nursing required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or enrolled in BSN program preferred. If hired after January 1, 2018, Bachelor's Degree or in progress required, or, an Associate's Degree in Nursing with a Bachelor's Degree in another field and a Master's Degree in Nursing or in progress required. Minimum three years critical care, critical care transport, or emergency nursing experience required. Must meet standards outlined in the Clinical Nurse Ladder handbook. New hires are granted one year to meet CND standards outlined in the clinical Nurse Ladder handbook. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required. Advanced Trauma Core Nursing required. Critical Care Registered Nurse certification preferred. Other as outlined in the department Plan for Providing Care. May be required to drive medical transport vehicle. Must have and maintain good driving record and automobile insurance.
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