Sep 24, 2021

Clinical Nurse B-SpecProcedure

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Murrieta, CA, USA

Job Description

Special Procedures Area - (Full-time, Day Shift) -

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

The Clinical Nurse B-Special Procedures demonstrates specialized knowledge and basic competency to perform invasive and non-invasive treatment and procedures related to the practice of gastroenterology, interventional radiology, pulmonology, procedure related sedation and infusion services for stable and unstable inpatients and outpatients. Assists the physician with multiple types of simple to complex diagnostic and interventional procedures including, but not limited to: line placements, drain placements, biopsies, stent placements, tube placements, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and blood product administration. Performs pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure duties in accordance with established policies and procedures and professional practice guidelines. Utilizes skilled discretion and independent judgment to prioritize, coordinate, provide and document direct and indirect age-specific and developmentally appropriate quality patient-centered care in a fast-paced environment. Exhibits interpersonal skills that portray professionalism and maximize excellence in customer service and safe patient care. Performs the nursing process (assessment, care planning, intervention, evaluation) in a dynamic environment and in accordance with LLUMC-Murrieta’s established Professional Practice Model (Duffy’s Quality Caring Theory) to achieve proficient individualized physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellness and provide compassionate bereavement support as appropriate. Intervenes as a patient advocate as necessary. Uses available resources to address ethical issues. Meets qualifications, licensure, certifications and competencies as defined in the department-specific Plan for Providing Care. Functions in a skills mix environment and effectively supervises and delegates tasks to a team of licensed and unlicensed staff in accordance with level of competency. Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice and exhibits self-motivation to continually expand knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in procedural and perianesthesia nursing. Contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population. Performs other duties as needed.

Associate of Science Degree in nursing required. If hired after January 1, 2021, enrollment in a Bachelor of Science Degree nursing program within six months of hire with expected completion date two and a half years after enrollment required. Minimum of one year experience in Interventional Radiology or Critical Care required. Experience placing PICC lines preferred. CN-B employees are eligible to be promoted into the CN-C classification when criteria outlined in the Clinical Nurse Ladder handbook and job specifications outlined in CN-C job description are met. Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association required.

Demonstrates knowledge in procedural and perianesthesia nursing. Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in the specialty practice of procedural and perianesthesia nursing. 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.

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