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#96958 (RN) Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse

Initial Review Date: Mon 12/17/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/06/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/17/2018. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Critical Care Transport (CCT) RN is an expert clinician in the nursing care off the adult ICU, IMU, and telemetry patient during the transport process. The CCT RN assesses, monitors, and intervenes when deemed necessary during transport. The CCT RN assumes clinical decision making responsibilities, based on an in depth assessment of the patient’s needs.

The CCT RN provides leadership by collaborating with colleagues and other healthcare professionals to provide best patient outcomes. As an expert nurse, the CCT RN uses evidence-based knowledge and best practice to critically think and identify if patient is able to safely tolerate transport. In addition, the CCT RN is able to respond to Rapid Responses and Code Blues as a backup to the code team when there are simultaneous calls.

Key Responsibilities: Transports adult patients who are 1:2 ratio in the ICU, and non-ICU monitored patients, to imaging locations/procedural areas. Involves transporters, staff, and other healthcare team members in the development of a plan to execute transports in a safe and timely manner. Emergency Responses: Back up provider for Rapid Response, Code Blue, stroke Code (must undergo training).

Utilizes knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to efficiently focus on the most significant patient clinical needs relevant to transport, code blue, and rapid response. Maintain open lines of communication with the House Supervisor, and Code Team during emergency responses. Maintain all competencies and required training to deliver best patient outcomes. Promotes a climate of effective teamwork, communication and collaboration.

Consults with nurse leaders and educators on developing strategies for performance improvement. Communicates regularly with staff on pertinent operational issues regarding transport. Promotes a positive patient experience. In collaboration with vendor CCT Ambulance, accompany and monitor patient during intra-hospital (UCSD Hillcrest to La Jolla, or vice versa). Other activities include safety training, lift equipment, CCT/Ambulance Transport.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • RN license issued by the State of California.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • A minimum two years of recent inpatient acute care adult ICU experience.

  • Must have the ability to function in a high paced environment and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN/MSN

  • Current critical care inter-facility transfer experience.

  • CEN, CCRN, TNCC, and/or BTLS/PHTLS Certifications.

  • Current Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic/Surgical/Trauma RN experience in a large acute care hospital.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • This position is five (5) 8-hour shifts per week. Currently no weekends; however, this is subject to change.
  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII or CNIV level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
CLIN NURSE 2
Department:
Patient Ambassadors
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

 

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