When you join Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of care. Our focus on delivering quality, service, and cutting edge care, enables Huntington Hospital to be an organization committed to patient outcomes-not the bottom line. More importantly, it empowers you to enact change and deliver the results that continuously improve our ability to provide our community with care.
Responsible for the coordination and management of patient flow operatives to meet department needs to ensure an efficient operation of the department by directing functions and activities; interpreting policies and procedures, standards, and regulation as applicable. Demonstrated leadership and excellent knowledge of Huntington Hospital’s Customer Service Standards by being a resource role model of the department. Must possess excellent problem solving skills and knowledge of applicable laws, regulation and standards by JCAHO and other regulatory agencies. Provides administrative and clinical support to Department Manager such as new hire orientation, staff development, patient care plan update, communication to staff nurses during shift changes, etc. Performs duties in any nursing capacity as needed. Meets Qualifications for Registered Nurse Job Description. This position may require flexibility of hours.
Minimum five years in a Critical Care unit required; Trauma nursing experience preferred. Two years leadership experience, preferred. Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Required. Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required.
Current active unrestricted RN license issued by State of California. Current American Heart Association BLS Provider and ACLS Provider required. CCRN preferred.
Must be willing and able to work in a face paced, frequently changing environment. Must be willing and able to multi-task effectively to accomplish work assignments. Demonstrates competent knowledge base in pathophysiology of the cardio vascular patient; through appropriate assessment, critical thinking skills, and plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Organ perfusion and cardiac output. Patient activity, and Dysrhythmias.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the neuro patient; through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Adequate cerebral perfusion pressures. Patient safety. The appropriate levels of stimulation for the patient are monitored/documented and maintained by the RN.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the respiratory patient, through the appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: Maintenance of normal or appropriate O2/CO2 levels.
The ability to identify and appropriately intervene in emergent situations related to (a). Weaning assessment with appropriate sedation and daily rapid shallow breathing index, (RSBI), as indicated on the mechanically ventilated patient.
Demonstrates competent knowledge base in the pathophysiology of the metabolic patient; through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by addressing: The nurse’s ability to monitor and interpret acid-base balance and lab values as they relate to the patient. Patient’s nutritional status. Optimal glucose control (80-110).
Demonstrates competent knowledge base for all current and future unit and hospital specific core measures implemented to improve patient outcomes through appropriate assessment and critical thinking skills. Formulates and implements an ongoing patient specific plan of care, which is measured by adherence to: Incorporating Ventilator Bundle on all mechanically ventilated patients for the purpose of reducing the risk of ventilator acquired pneumonia. Incorporating blood stream infection prevention standards for the purpose of reducing the risk of central line catheter BSI in all patients that have a central line inserted. Support use of central line cart. Adhere to appropriate Hand Hygiene. Support complete/full barrier precautions. Incorporating Sepsis bundle using “Trigger Tool” to identify suspected/identified critically ill patients for the purpose of initiating early goal directed therapy. Incorporating appropriate sedation management and use of approved Sedation-Agitation Scale. Incorporating optimal pain management set to the patients functional pain goal per policy and procedure. Patient-centered care philosophy. Allowing patients’ loved ones to have access to them, as long as access does not impair delivery of quality medical care.
Palliative care bundle, supportive care and communication.Demonstrates technical skills to safely operate and troubleshoot problems with critical care equipment and diagnostic devices for which they have been trained. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering age specific care to the assigned patient populations: adolescent, adult and geriatric in the critical care setting. Ensures environment safety by maintaining hallways clear, fire doors closed, medication room/supply doors are locked, discarding of outdated nourishment, ensuring documentation of refrigerator temperatures on designated logs, reporting needed equipment repairs to Facilities/Engineering and follows-up on completion of reported need for repair. Provides clerical support by demonstrating proficiency in use of information systems (Meditech, PCS, Acuity, KRONOS and e-mail), consistently makes accurate entries on each system, performing chart assembly and breakdown, ensuring accurate and complete information is recorded in appropriate interventions in PCS and CCU Flow-sheet and maintaining all medical records in the chart stamped with patient identification. Completes Annual Skills, and all mandatory classes per hospital policy or unit needs. Is knowledgeable about patient safety, core measures, TJC requirements and Patient Safety Goals, as it pertains to their job. Approves timecard on time, prior to close of payroll, and maintains timecard, completes all required logs, (missed meal/break). Actively participates in unit cleanliness.
Innovating the delivery of healthcare as the San Gabriel Valley region’s only Level II Trauma Center and Level III NICU, Huntington Hospital is a 635-bed non-profit regional medical center. We deliver nationally recognized care across over 90 service areas to our community and beyond.
Located in downtown Pasadena, you’ll find yourself among charming neighborhoods and a relaxed community that is still close enough to all that L.A. has to offer. So join us, and find out what it’s like to discover Careers at a Higher Level™.