Dignity Health Staff RN II in SANTA CRUZ, California

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

Responsibilities

Delivers pre-operative care to AM admit and outpatient surgical and procedural sedation patients and discharges outpatients after their procedure. Functions independently and collaboratively with other nursing staff members to assess and evaluate patients. Responsible for care of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient populations.

PRE-Admission Testing - Works collaboratively with the scheduling secretary and the Surgical Services Medical Director/Co-Medical Director to screen and interview elective admissions to Dominican Hospital in order to facilitate a smooth transition into the delivery system. Responsible for care of all patient populations. The RN is responsible for supporting efforts to improve clinical and service excellence of patient care provided. RN must be able to identify and apply care skills appropriate to the specific patient age groups served. The RN will participate in the achievement of service targets and process goals.

ALL REGISTERED NURSES will render professional nursing care to patients, support medical care as directed by physicians. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health/Dominican Hospital. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The RN shall support Dignity Health/Dominican Hospital's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality improvement/process improvement activities and patient satisfaction.

Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  • At least one year of acute care experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • Proficient in English. Verbal and written communication skills, and computer skills required.

  • Current and active CA RN license Current BLS certification

Preferred / Desired:

  • five plus years of accute care experience

  • BS in nursing

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Job ID 2018-59610

Employment Type Full Time

Department Ambulatory Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 70

Facility Dominican Hospital-Santa Cruz

Shift Varied

Location SANTA CRUZ

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 0600-1630

Work Schedule 10 Hour