We are looking for a Staff Nurse II - CA Nurses Association for the ICU at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Location: Napa, California
Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly hours
Shift: 12 hour, Nights
The Staff Nurse independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient’s plan of care.
The Staff Nurse III is a proficient clinician providing nursing care efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability.
- CLINICAL PRACTICE: The practitioner is accountable to recognize the health and quality of life needs of the patients, family, and community, and to collaborate with them to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. The practitioner utilizes his/her specialized skills and scientific knowledge to design collaborative and integrated care that binds together all resources in a goal oriented movement toward health. Components of clinical practice are competence, evidenced based practice/continuous quality improvement, advanced practice nursing, and practice standards.
• Provides a safe environment specific to age and development of the patient.
◦ Standard of practice for all levels:
▪ Provides safe environment specific to age and development of patient population served.
▪ Adheres to all safety policies and procedures.
▪ Identifies safety issues or hazards in the work environment and communicates deficiencies appropriately.
▪ Has access to and administers and/or handles medications according to this position's license or certification standards and Medical Center policy.
- COLLABORATION: The process whereby the health care team plan and practice together as colleagues working interdependently within the boundaries of their scopes of practice using shared values and mutual respect for each others' contribution to care for individuals, their families and communities. Major elements include non-hierarchal relationships and intra/inter professional collegiality.
• Facilitates patient care through effective communication.
◦ Standard of nursing practice for all levels:
▪ Communicates patient condition/care changes to charge nurse, supervisor, medical staff and other team members.
▪ Completes shift report and documentation in a timely manner.
▪ Anticipates and is prepared to present information to patients and families regarding plan of care.
▪ Responsible for accurate, complete, and individualized documentation of patient assessment, goals, plan of care, interventions and care provided, as well as patient's progress toward discharge goals.
▪ Actively participates in organizational decision making groups such as committees, counsels, or task forces.
▪ Recognizes and makes visible the contributions of peers.
- CULTURE AND CARING: The central theme of the SJHS practice model is the caring relationship that exists between the patient/family and nurse. Caring practices are activities that are responsive to the uniqueness of the patient/family and that create a compassionate and therapeutic environment. Holistic practice addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and developmental needs of patients and families across the life span. Care for the body, mind and spirit - from birth to final stage of life - is a desired characteristic of professional practice. Culture is a collection of traditions, beliefs, values and behaviors that make up the context for how care is delivered. Culture forms and develops over time. The desired culture supports and values are:
◦ Innovative and improvement, openness, risk taking, integrity, trust, and mutual respect.
◦ A nursing code of ethics, which is securely integrated into day-to-day activities.
◦ Interdisciplinary collaboration.
◦ Advancement of nursing practice.
◦ Reward and recognition for professional achievements.
◦ Promotes participation and supports community education activities and events.
• Demonstrates behavior that supports a culture based on innovation, openness, integrity, trust and mutual respect.
◦ Standards of Practice for all levels:
▪ Acknowledges the unique contributions of each individual.
▪ Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes, and service.
▪ Creates an environment of continuous improvement.
▪ Tries new approaches and takes appropriate risks.
▪ Seeks out and utilizes best practices.
▪ Strives to be open, flexible, supportive and adaptable to change.
▪ Seeks opportunities to facilitate change and encourages others to do the same.
▪ Responds resourcefully to new demands and challenges.
▪ Maintains a constructive, positive outlook amidst change and uncertainty.
▪ Contributes positively to create and maintain a healing, healthy work environment.
▪ Advocate for resources including fiscal and technology resources to support unit and division goals.
▪ Seeks opportunities to participate in the evaluation of new technology, information system, architectural or space designs to support professional practice.
- Ability to utilize resources appropriately: 1) maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all Joint Commission, Title 22, Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements; 2) identify, report, and seek to correct unsafe conditions or practices; 3) demonstrate efficient use of time and resources working within established budget parameters
- Basic math and computer data entry skills
- Current clinical skills of unit specific type patients
- Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing professional nursing care dealing with patients and families often under tense situations
- Must be proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific orientation and competency assessment form, and may also be listed on performance criteria documents
Minimum Position Qualifications:
- Staff Nurse II: Must have more than 1 year of experience and meet the department specific competencies.
- Current California RN license.
- Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree on Nursing.
For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Category: Critical Care Nursing
Req ID: R331236