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Clinical Nurse

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Join our team of dedicated professionals and transform your nursing practice! Stanford Nurses are recognized as bold leaders, compassionate healers, educators, and mentors, providing the highest standards of excellence in care while generating long-term impressions that continue to set SHC apart as the best place to work and thrive. Stanford Nursing offers a wide array of career advancement opportunities, access to the latest technologies and health care innovations, and boasts a workplace culture that encourages personal growth and work-life balance, while honoring its commitment to delivering evidence-based and patient-centered care. Department Description:
M5 is a 22-bed inpatient acuity adaptable unit (AAU) specializing in kidney and liver pre and post-transplant care. M5 highly values patient centered care that relies on a team-based approach. We work cohesively with our inter-disciplinary team including nurses, doctors, case managers, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and dieticians, just to name a few. We strive to provide safe and effective care while inpatient and promote smooth transitions to discharge with extensive patient and family education. We strongly believe in evidenced-based practice to achieve the most comprehensive and contemporary care. Our nurses receive education, training and skills validation throughout the year. We promote excellence in nursing, with almost half of our nurses holding national certifications in varying specialties including PCCN, CWON and CCTN. We strive for nursing leadership with a significant number of our nurses involved in varying committees and councils both unit-based and hospital wide. The primary patient population being cared for on M5 are patients who have:
---Liver failure being evaluated for transplant
---Kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants
---Liver transplants
---Transplant rejection evaluation and treatment
---Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomies
---GI conditions - gastroparesis, GI bleed, achalasia Additional Information: The Patient Care Manager (PCM) is known for his ability to train excellent RNs in the field of transplant. The training is best suited for an RN with experience in a Medical/Surgical Unit. Benefits
Our core benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, an employee assistance program, savings and spending accounts, disability, life and accident insurance, and COBRA. For medical insurance, you have the choice of three generous health plans through Stanford Health Care Alliance, Aetna, or Kaiser Permanente. Each plan includes 100% coverage for preventive care, telemedicine through Teledoc, prescription drug coverage, and behavioral health coverage. Additional incentives exist for healthy choices. And so much more - Generous Leave & Time Off, Wellness Program, Special Programs, Educational Assistance, and Adoption Assistance! Compensation
We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate to experience. Please contact our Stanford Health Care RN Talent Acquisition Team for further details. 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. Our Clinical Nurse (RN) job classification is represented by the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA). CRONA is an independent union for Registered Nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Health Stanford. For more information, please visit the CRONA website at Locations
Stanford Medicine - Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, California) Education Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university preferred. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to communicate effectively in English.
12-24 months of acute care Med/Surg RN experience Licenses and Certifications AHA BLS from the American Heart Association
AHA ACLS from the American Heart Association
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of California Physical Demands The work involves considerable exertion such as frequent lifting of patients and equipment, bending and stooping, and walking. The work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g. working with risk of exposure of contagious disease, radiation or infection, working with emotionally disturbed patients. Precautions are routine for nearly all situations. The employee might be required to use protective clothing or gear. Blood Borne Pathogens Category I - Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues Stanford Health Care is among the top 10 hospitals in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings. The hospital was named in the top three in California and the best in the San Jose metropolitan area. For the eighth consecutive year, Stanford Hospital was included in the honor roll, which recognizes the 20 best-performing hospitals nationwide for a variety of medical specialties, procedures and conditions. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) 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, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, 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.

Keywords: Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto , Clinical Nurse , Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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