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Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, California
When you join Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of care. Our focus on delivering quality, service, and cutting edge care, enables Huntington Hospital to be an organization committed to patient outcomes-not the bottom line. More importantly, it empowers you to enact change and deliver the results that continuously improve our ability to provide our community with care.
Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified needs of the patient/family. Supervises the management of patient care utilizing critical thinking and nursing process, discharge planning, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, care planning and evaluating outcomes. Coordinates patient care across the health care continuum, and assists other team members with meeting individual patient needs. This position may require flexibility of hours.
Minimum two years in a Critical Care unit required; Trauma nursing experience preferred. Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Required. Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required.
Current active unrestricted RN license issued by State of California. Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Provider required. MAB (Management of Assaultive Behavior) required within 30 days of hire or transfer. Must be renewed annually.
Care of the patient receiving Sedation/Analgesia. Care of the patient with Hemodynamic monitoring and/or support. Care of the patient with Neurological monitoring. Care of the patient with Pulmonary monitoring and/or support, including ventilators. Care of the Trauma patient. Must be willing and able to work in a face paced, frequently changing environment. Must be willing and able to multi-task effectively to accomplish work assignments.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in pathophysiology of the cardio vascular patient; through appropriate assessment, critical thinking skills, and plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Organ perfusion and cardiac output. Patient activity, and Dysrhythmias.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the neuro patient; through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Adequate cerebral perfusion pressures. Patient safety.The appropriate levels of stimulation for the patient are monitored/documented and maintained by the RN.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the respiratory patient, through the appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Maintenance of normal or appropriate O2/CO2 levels. The ability to identify and appropriately intervene in emergent situations related to (a). Weaning assessment with appropriate sedation and daily rapid shallow breathing index, (RSBI), as indicated on the mechanically ventilated patient.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the metabolic patient; through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: The nurse's ability to monitor and interpret acid-base balance and lab values as they relate to the patient. Patient's nutritional status. Optimal glucose control (80-110).
Demonstrates competent knowledge base for all current and future unit and hospital specific core measures implemented to improve patient outcomes through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by adherence to: Incorporating Ventilator Bundle on all mechanically ventilated patients for the purpose of reducing the risk of ventilator acquired pneumonia. Incorporating blood stream infection prevention standards for the purpose of reducing the risk of central line catheter BSI in all patients that have a central line inserted. Support use of central line cart. Adhere to appropriate Hand Hygiene. Support complete/full barrier precautions.
Innovating the delivery of healthcare as the San Gabriel Valley region's only Level II Trauma Center and Level III NICU, Huntington Hospital is a 635-bed non-profit regional medical center. We deliver nationally recognized care across over 90 service areas to our community and beyond.
Located in downtown Pasadena, you'll find yourself among charming neighborhoods and a relaxed community that is still close enough to all that L.A. has to offer. So join us, and find out what it's like to discover Careers at a Higher Level(tm).
Huntington Hospital complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
Huntington Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.