Clinical Nurse II: Medical Surgical-PCU 400 (0.9 FTE, Nights)
Company: Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Childr
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Here you have the potential and support to achieve extraordinary
outcomes for healthier, happy lives Clinical Nurse II: Medical
Surgical - PCU 400 (0.9 FTE, Nights) At Stanford Children's Health,
we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's
why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries
with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with
continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the
newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And
it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you.
Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a
time. Department Description PCU 400 is a 25-bed pediatric acute
care medical-surgical unit with specialty centers for cystic
fibrosis (CF) and Neurosurgery. In addition we collaborate with
many other disciplines including Infection Disease, Pulmonology,
Endocrinology, General Pediatrics and Orthopedics. - Job Summary
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of
the job. 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 based committees, task forces, or councils; and/or
professional publications and presentations. Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work
performed by positions in this job classification. They are not
designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory
of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by all Joint
Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to
cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical
treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency
management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing
education and training, communication and adherence to safety and
quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient
Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. Must perform all
duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service
Standards of the Hospital(s). --- 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
---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.
--- 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.
--- 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.
--- Ability to rapidly grasp problem situations and respond quickly
and appropriately. Identifies the need for and activates emergency
--- Teaches other staff members both incidentally and/or through
formal roles such as preceptor or super-user.
---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.
--- Integrates multiple requests and work expectations by setting
priorities, delegating tasks appropriately, and seeking assistance
--- Contributes to team building through participation in unit
programs and meetings; contributes to positive morale, using
constructive and effective conflict resolution skills.
--- 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
--- Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting
and the profession.
--- Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional
practice standards and guidelines, relevant statues, rules and
regulations. Tertiary Hospital Registered Nurses Registered nurses
(R.N.s) who are assigned direct patient care in a pediatric
service(s)/department(s) shall: --- Be licensed in the State of
California; --- Have education, training and demonstrated
competency in the nursing care of infants, children, and
adolescents; and --- Have evidence of current successful completion
of the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support or
equivalent/higher course. R.N.s providing care in a pediatric
service(s)/department(s) shall maintain the standards of competent
performance. R.N.s functioning in an expanded role shall do so
under standardized procedures, in accordance with CCR, Title 16,
Division 14, Article 7, Sections 1470 through 1474. Minimum
Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that
would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities
as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is
qualifying. Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program.
BSN preferred Experience: -Minimum 1 or more years of RN
experience, required. Pediatric acute care experience, preferred.
License/Certification: -Current California RN License and Current
AHA Healthcare Provider - BLS certification, required. AHA
Healthcare Provider - PALS certification, preferred. -Note: PALS -
AHA certification, must be obtained within 3 months of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities These are the observable and
measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully
the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated
through qualifying experience, education, or
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job
is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health
Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of
the job. Equal Opportunity Employer L ucile Packard Children's
Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to
equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and
practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does
not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color,
sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national
or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical
condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or
the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members
of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with
criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized
assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where
applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance
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