Apr 13, 2021

Nurse Clinician-STC

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA

Job Description

CCS Specialty Team Centers (Full-time, Day shift) Cardiology mulitdisciplinary team -

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork, wholeness, justice and humility.

The Nurse Clinician-Specialty Team Centers is a registered nurse with clinical expertise in caring for patients with specific serious pediatric diseases, physical limitations and chronic health conditions. Works in the outpatient clinic environment and demonstrates advanced knowledge of diseases treated in over eighteen Specialty Care Clinics licensed under Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) and approved by California Children’s Services (CCS). Employs discretion and independent judgment to provide developmentally appropriate and age-specific direct and indirect patient care and oversees Licensed Vocational Nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel. Continually expands knowledge base in area of specialty and stays current with evolving evidenced-based best practices, clinical practice guidelines, related state and federal regulations and available technology. Utilizes disease-specific knowledge base and the nursing process (assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation) independently to evaluate patient and caregiver level of understanding of disease, treatment, complications and self-management of the disease. Collaborates with other clinics and services as necessary to support continuity of care across the continuum, e.g., pre-admission, post procedure/surgery, post discharge. Participates in team conferences to coordinate implementation of treatment plan recommendations. Provides patient and caregiver education and tailors information to the appropriate level of literacy and ensures that patient clearly understands information. Utilizes interpretation services (including sign-language) by accessing interpreter services, language line and in-house video interpretation as needed. Excels in implementing new knowledge, innovations and improvements in practice to enhance the patient experience and clinical outcomes. Performs other duties as needed.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. Minimum two years of nursing experience which has provided the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in clinical nursing caring for pediatric patients in either acute care or outpatient environment.

In-depth knowledge and clinical expertise in specific serious pediatric diseases, physical limitations and chronic health conditions. Substantial knowledge of education principles for all ages required. Able to: make public presentations and express oneself verbally in an accurate, understandable and succinct manner to individuals and groups with multicultural backgrounds and ethnicities; read, speak and communicate effectively in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality in person and on the telephone; write legibly; use computer, printer and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, Excel, LLEAP (Loma Linda Electronic Access Portal), Word; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; operate/troubleshoot basic office equipment required for the position. Able to: relate and communicate positively, effectively and professionally with others to facilitate patient education effectively; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; lead, supervise, teach and collaborate; accept direction. Able to: think critically; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; work with minimal supervision. Able to: 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/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records and written documents necessary to position.

Active California Registered Nurse (RN) License and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association required. Must meet CCS paneled provider requirements within 18 months of hire. Other certifications and competencies as specified in the unit/department-specific Plan for Providing Care required.

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