Valley Children's Healthcare is looking for an experienced inpatient Charge Nurse to join an exceptional team. Valley Children’s is looking for a Charge Nurse for 2 areas, Apollo (Respiratory) and Discovery (acute care).
Starship Apollo provides care for infants and children with acute and chronic respiratory diagnoses such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis and respiratory syncytial virus. This 36-bed unit has 14 rooms with central monitors, to closely monitor patients with increased needs for respiratory support and intervention. Nursing and respiratory care practitioners collaborate in the care of patients on Apollo.
Discovery is a 35-bed, acute care medical unit. General duty nursing care is provided to the acutely ill pediatric patient on Discovery. Primary population served include GI patients, Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Diagnosis, and acute viral illnesses. Patient Care Services are provided utilizing the LEGACY care delivery model of care. The RN delivers and coordinates care in a collaborative manner with unlicensed staff, as well as staff from other disciplines.
Position Details and Responsibilities:
Provide oversight of unit during assigned shift
Observe, evaluate and guide patient care provided by staff
Coordinate activities of the patient care unit, making staff assignments and assisting with the development and evaluation of staff members
Assist with the recruitment and hiring of staff, evaluation of current staff competency and assessment, coaching, and counseling assigned staff
This position practices within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Valley Children's policies
Bachelor's degree (BSN is preferred) as well as a valid California RN license
Minimum two (3) years full time or equivalent nursing experience with pediatric experience preferred
1 or more years of Charge, Lead or Supervisory experience preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into the position.
Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in four pediatric specialties, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years, growing from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.
Valley Children’s is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you’ll feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many of its employees have been with the organization for 10+ years and continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.
Location Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you’ll have ample opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time position that offers a robust benefit plan and other wellness opportunities and employee perks.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.
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