Critical Care Transport (Full-time, Night Shift) -
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The Clinical Nurse C – CCST (Critical Care Specialty Team) practices in a large tertiary academic medical center comprised of multiple hospitals and ambulatory sites with a Level I Trauma Center designation, ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center designation and Comprehensive Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center accreditation. Works under the collaborative direction and leadership of a medical director (board certified anesthesiologist) and a patient care manager and director. Meets qualifications, licensure, certifications and competencies as defined in the department-specific Plan for Providing Care. Utilizes skilled discretion and independent judgment to prioritize, coordinate, provide and document direct/indirect age-specific and developmentally appropriate quality patient-centered care. Serves as a critical responder to trauma activations, rapid responses, hyper-acute stroke activations, STEMI, Code Blues and Code Whites and must be able to keep focused in a fast-paced environment and deliver critical level nursing care and management of adult and pediatric populations with complex medical conditions. Demonstrates high level nursing expertise in procedure related sedation for unstable and/or fragile patients is essential. In addition, the CCST nurse facilitates patient flow through various methods of transport, maintains patient level of care and expedites diagnostic exams and interventional procedures to obtain patient diagnosis and treatment throughout the organization. Functions in a patient-centered care model of practice and performs the nursing process (assessment, care planning, intervention, evaluation) independently and in accordance with LLUMC’s established Professional Practice Model (Duffy’s Quality Caring Theory) to achieve proficient individualized physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellness and provide compassionate bereavement support. Functions within the expectations of an accomplished professional nurse and meets nursing excellence standards to achieve and maintain Magnet Recognition as outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Engages in opportunities to directly and/or indirectly influence decision-making for bedside clinical practice by supporting and/or participating in professional/shared governance councils, committees, task forces and staff meetings.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) required. If hired into the CN-C CCST position prior to April 1, 2020, an Associate Degree or Diploma Degree in Nursing required. Minimum of two years’ experience in critical care or emergency nursing required. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required. Advanced Trauma Core Nursing required. Critical Care Registered Nurse certification preferred. Other as outlined in the department Plan for Providing Care.
External hires into the CN-C position are granted one year to meet CN-C criteria outlined in the Clinical Nurse Ladder handbook. The CN-C CCST is eligible to be promoted into the CN-D classification when criteria outlined in the Clinical Nurse Ladder handbook and job specifications outlined in CN-D job description are met.
Able to work in confined spaces. Demonstrates advanced competencies in critical care, sedation and patient transport. Skillfully adapts a variety of clinical settings. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in area of specialty and population served. Basic knowledge of healthcare regulations and accreditation required. Exhibits professional behavior at all times and works calmly and responds courteously when under pressure. Able to: speak, read and write legibly in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, electronic medical record, electronic event reporting program; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; relate and communicate positively, effectively and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; lead, supervise, teach and collaborate; accept direction; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; discern temperature variances through touch; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records and written documents necessary to position.