The Registered Nurse in the Acute Care setting manages the patient/family experience through utilization of critical thinking, teamwork, effective communication, and nursing judgment/knowledge/skills.Provides indirect and direct care to patients ranging in age/developmental stages from infants (pediatrics) to geriatrics with the main focus on adults to geriatrics, in the Intensive Care Unit.Uses the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to meet the physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning and self-care needs of patients and their families.Responsible for managing care of assigned patients and directing activities of ancillary staff.Responsible for comprehensive nursing care of patients in the critical care setting performed in association with nursing peers, physicians, and allied support services. Provides individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing processes & documentation from admission to discharge.This includes & is not limited to patient assessment by gathering information necessary to formulate a nursing diagnosis to be used as a basis for planning care consistent with formulated nursing diagnosis.Implements care that is skillful, efficient, safe & based on patient care standards by performing nursing procedure required for patient assignments, documenting the care given & changes in the patient's condition in accordance with standards.Anticipates & recognizes potential problems & intervenes appropriately by correlating data, test results, progress notes & patient condition.Evaluates the degree of effectiveness & makes changes as needs are recognized.Provides leadership by managing care through others using Standards of Practice (Joint Commission, Title XXII, Professional Practice Acts) & interpreting (or uses others to interpret) Standards of Practice to other staff which may include legal implications.Actively participates in professional growth opportunities & provides high quality customer relations.
Charge Nurse: The Charge Nurse serves as a role model and resource for other patient care staff.Is recognized as a leader by exhibiting fairness, honesty, flexibility, positive communication skills, empathy, competency, positive attitude and the ability to motivate others.
Associates Degree Required
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Preferred
EKG course completed before off of orientation
ECCO (essentials of Critical care orientation) completed within 365 days required
Two years experience in a critical care setting preferred.
Supervisory/Charge experience preferred
Licensures and Certifications:
Registered Nurse - State Licensure – RNrequired
Certified Critical Care RN – CCCRNpreferred
Basic Life Support Certification - HealthCare Provider - BLS-HCP required
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – ACLSrequired
Pediatric Adv Life Support – PALSrequired within 180 days of hire
Skills and Knowledge:
Must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills and effective English written and communication skills.
Must demonstrate competency in critical care ensuring and knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias.
Working knowledge of critical care pharmacology.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Independently practices and prioritizes multiple demands in an ever-changing environment.
Good interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) and teamwork skills are required.
Primary Location: California, North Coast, Crescent City
Organization: Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, CA
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Variable
Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Other
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.