Do you have the focus, quick thinking and attention to detail needed to treat critically ill neurosurgical patients? Are you highly creative and adept at constant communication with a multi-disciplinary team? Are you ready to help your patients as they navigate the challenges of complex post-neurosurgical procedures, stroke, and traumatic brain and spinal injuries/conditions? If you said yes, keep reading – we may have the perfect opportunity for you.
As part of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NEURO ICU) at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, you’ll give direct inpatient nursing care as per the California Nurse Practice Act, and in support of the mission of the Patient Care Services Division. Being a Hoag Clinical Nurse I means serving our community by using research and evidence-based outcomes, and collaborating with members of your team to offer the highest level of care to those who depend on us.
Inside Hoag’s NEURO ICU
Our Neurosurgical ICU features 12 beds and has a nurse to patient ratio of 1:1 or 1:2. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the delivery of safe, timely, quality care to patients ranging from adult to geriatric, suffering from severe brain injuries, stroke, brain tumors, or post-operative neurosurgical procedures.
You may be required to use a range of interventions such as: endotracheal intubation, ventilatory support, invasive pressure monitoring, tracheostomies, thrombolytic therapy, cardioversions, hemofiltration, peritoneal dialysis, atrial and ventricular overdrive pacing, intra-aortic balloon pumping, insertion of pulmonary artery and transvenous pacing catheters, chest tubes, pericardial catheters, arterial lines, bronchoscopy and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).
Other duties may include:
- Assessing and documenting a complete physical assessment, nursing interventions, and teaching and discharge needs for patients assigned to each shift, utilizing documentation guidelines, Standards of Care and Pathway goals.
- Communicating changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor and the physician directing care, as well as pertinent information at shift report using the patient Plan of Care (POC).
- Administering medications and intravenous therapy with the ability to assess the appropriate indication dosing and effects of the medication administered for the patient.
- Adhering to Infection Control policies and procedures, following Standard Precautions and specific isolation precautions for the prevention and spread of bloodborne pathogens and other communicable diseases.
- Demonstrating skill in the use of equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practices.
- Appropriately assesses, intervenes and cares for the adult/geriatric patient, family and significant other requiring emotional support, coping support and care for significant life changes and end of life issues. Coordinates support services with Social Services, Pastoral Care, Case Management, etc.
Hoag employees consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance and conduct. They’re driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they’re deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we’ll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies and procedures.
We’re keen on following safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve.
Hoag is the Place to Be
We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We’re deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy:
- Annual performance incentives
- Safe Harbor bonuses
- Competitive 401 (k) program with matching contributions
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Nursing Scholarships
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
- On-site childcare at our Newport Beach location
- Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
- On-site Wellness Centers in our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and fitness coaches
We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more.
- Active California RN License.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.
- Current National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification
- Minimum of one (1) year Critical Care experience in an acute care facility.
- Successful completion of a Critical Care and ECG Course or equivalent.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you haven't obtained a BSN upon hire, you will be asked to begin a BSN program within one year of the hire date and obtain your BSN within two years of starting the program.
- Previous critical care experience, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies Certification (CRRT).
There’s no Place Like Hoag
Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California.
We’re an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care – but we can’t do it without you.
To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/O7YXZfHmhV4.
- Job ID #: 49313
- Type: Full Time
- Shift: 1st (700-1930)
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Hoag is an equal opportunity employer.