(RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse - Trauma PCU - 119675
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#119675 (RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse - Trauma PCUInitial Review Date: Wed 11/30/2022
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Under general supervision, identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluated results for a wide variety of patient populations. Directs and acts as a resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned. Promotes compliance and support of policies. Achieves trust in professional collegial relationships.
This is an experienced nurse position in 5 West Trauma PCU and 4E Trauma Recovery Unit. 5W is a 24-bed unit that serves an intermediate level of care to medical-surgical patients, along with a 15-bed overflow medical-surgical unit. Patients are received from the trauma bay, downgraded from the Surgical ICU, and occasional overflow medical IMU level of care patients. Patients are frequently post-operative, and common diagnoses include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic injury, alcohol and substance withdrawal, and delirium.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.
RN license issued by the State of California.
BART/BLS and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get UCSD ART within six (6) months of hire date
Must have two(2+) or more years of acute care RN experience in ICU, PCU, and/or IMU.
Must function in a high-paced environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong critical thinking, de-escalation, and problem-solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities.
Ability to perform under pressure and handle urgent situations with accuracy, expediency, and tact.
Ability to demonstrate individualized care to vulnerable populations.
- BSN and/or MSN.
- CCRN, PCCN specialty certifications.
- Psychiatric RN experience
- Rehabilitation RN experience.
- Bilingual: English/Spanish.
- Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call, and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Per diem shift requirement is an average of 1 shift per week. Must be available 1-weekend shift every 4 weeks and 1 major holiday. This is subject to change based on department needs.
Selected candidates may be hired at the CNIII or CNIV level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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