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#89281 (RN) Clinical Nurse II - Home Infusion

Initial Review Date: Thu 9/21/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/08/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation 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 Clinical Nurse, level II Registered Nurse will perform a wide variety of autonomous nursing care activities in support of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center (HTTC) for patients with bleeding disorders needing chronic lifelong care. This position has dual nursing functions. Function one will be Clinical Nurse II case nurse management in an ambulatory setting.

This will include prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests and developing and executing patient/family education. Position requires initiative, ability to prioritize critical demands and work in various independent and/or multidisciplinary team environments.

Capacity to respond and coordinate to urgent medical emergencies. Nurse is expected to practice consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. All performance expectations associated with this position are performed at the Practitioner level.

Second function of this position will be performing in-home factor infusions for bleeding disorder patients. Work schedule and travel distance will vary from week to week as needed to support the HTTC bleeding disorder patient population which stretched over geographical areas to include; Imperial, San Diego and Riverside counties. While this position is physically housed within the Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center located in La Jolla, California, this position will also work in collaboration with the UC San Diego Pharmacy Home Infusion Service located in Kearny Mesa, California. Travel between the two locations is expected.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • RN License issued by the State of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of active RN experience in Case Management, Home Health, and/or Ambulatory Care.

  • Expert knowledge and experience with standard patient care equipment such as EKG, oximeter, blood pressure monitor, IV pumps, phlebotomy, saline locks, PICC and Porta-Cath, assisting with joint injections, etc.

  • Ability to draw blood, start IV lines, collect specimens and administer IV medications.

  • Computer literacy including knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and various computer programs.

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

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Positive communication and telephone skills.

  • Must be able to work within an interdisciplinary team environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN.
  • Recent hematology experience.
  • Recent Infusion Center experience.
  • Telephonic triage experience.
  • Ambulatory care experience.
  • Knowledge of hemophilia diagnosis and treatment, with the ability to recognize and manage bleeding emergencies.
  • EMR/Epic experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours & locations based on business needs.
  • Variable schedule, 8 - 10 hours staggered shifts.
  • Must be able to work at least three (3) weekend days a month.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Must be able to travel with occasional overnight stays.
  • Must be able to float between Home care setting, Hemophilia Treatment Center and Pharmacy Home Infusion Center.

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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UCSD Health Sys
Payroll Title:
CLIN NURSE 2
Department:
Hemophilia Treatment Center
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Other
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable