Clinical Nurse (RN) - Surgical Oncology, AAU (K5) - 0.9 FTE, Full-time Nights
Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 23, 2022
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Night - 12 Hour (United States of America)
K5 is a 22-bed Acuity Adaptable General Surgery inpatient unit. The
scope of service includes providing post-operative surgical care
for patients who have undergone hepatic pancreatic biliary and
minimally invasive surgeries. Gastrointestinal/abdominal surgeries
including; Whipple, Ivor Lewis, liver resection, gastrectomy,
abdominal tumor resections exploratory laparotomy, hernia repair,
and Bariatric surgery. Other abdominal surgical patients may
overflow to the unit. Patients may be monitored by telemetry.
Nursing at Stanford Health Care
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interests and advance your profession are limitless. Whether you're
starting the journey as a new graduate nurse or a highly
experienced nurse, Stanford can be the catalyst to empower and
transform your career. Our highly engaged healthcare teams provide
the needed structure and opportunities to achieve your desired
professional growth. Browse our wide range of nursing specialties
and practice areas. We'd love the opportunity to bring you on as
part of the Stanford Health Care team.
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Professional Practice Model (PPM) illustrates how nurses support
the organization's mission, vision, and national professional
standards of nursing practice. Symbolizing our patient-centered
beliefs and values, the PPM exemplifies nurse autonomy over
clinical practice and the practice environment, depicting effective
communication between interprofessionals to result in high-quality
ANCC Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC) Magnet Model provides a framework for clinical, operational,
and leadership practice, serving as a roadmap for Stanford
Nursing's ongoing pursuit toward nursing excellence.
Watson Caring Science: Beginning in 2007, SHC embraced Jean
Watson's transformative "Caring Science" theory of human caring and
love. This intertwining of "Caring Science" with nursing practice
translates into increased intentionality and a deepening of
authentic presence; thereby renewing nurse relationships through
universal, ethical, and person-centered care.
A Brief Overview
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.
Stanford Health Care
What you will do
* The Helping Role Establishes Therapeutic Relationships:
* 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.
* Diagnostic and Monitoring Functions:
* 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.
* Plans and Implements Therapeutic Interventions:
* 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
* Teaching and Coaching, Patient and Staff Teaching:
* 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.
* Teaches other staff members both incidentally and/or through
formal roles such as preceptor or super-user.
* Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Situations:
* Ability to rapidly grasp problem situations and respond quickly
and appropriately. Identifies the need for and activates emergency
* Monitors and Ensures Quality Healthcare Practices:
* 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.
* Organization and Work Role Functions:
* 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.
* Management and Delegation:
* 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 of
* Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and
* Professional Practice Evaluation:
* Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional
practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and
* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college
or university preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Able to communicate effectively In English.
Licenses and Certifications
* RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State
* BLS - Basic Life Support
* ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
These principles apply to ALL employees:
SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family
Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and
an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates
for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute
C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each
other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience
and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.
Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and
families to focus on health, healing and recovery.
You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars,
from the patient and family's perspective:
* Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective
* Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better
outcomes and better health
* Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through
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
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