JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for providing competent nursing care and is responsible for coordination of the patient’s plan of care though assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing interventions that lead to established outcomes. This position practices under the direction of the designated nurse executive, within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Children's polices.
Starship Explorer is a 36-bed, acute care unit with a patient population comprised primarily of surgical patients. The surgical services includes, but is not limited to cardiac, trauma, neurosurgery, ENT and orthopedic patients. Explorer's patients are both inpatient and observation patients. Explorer has central monitoring capabilities and 4 rooms with negative pressure capabilities. Explorer utilizes Valley Children's Healthcare L.E.G.A.C.Y. Nursing Care Delivery Model which embraces a philosophy of professional practice that supports an environment of excellence in patient care. The six elements: Leadership, Excellence, Growth, Accountability and Authority, Collaboration, and Your Professional Practice, combine to create the framework for care delivery, including autonomous practice and role accountability for the RN, the RN as the Coordinator and Provider of care.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) a graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN strongly preferred; B) an active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN); C) Life Support Certifications (see specifics below); D) experience to correlate with Clinical Ladder. Bilingual skills desirable.
Life Support Certifications Required:1) HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days; and 2) Pediatric Emergency Assess, Resuscitation & Stabilization (PEARS) within 12 months of hire or transfer into position.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 69 hours per pay period, Various shifts may be available.
LOCATION: Madera, CA