Job Description

RN - Explorer - Full Time/Days

SUMMARY: This position is accountable for providing competent nursing care for patients with common health problems, and is expected to deliver competent patient care to a full patient assignment. This position practices under the direction of the designated nurse executive, within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Children's polices.

Starship Explorer is a 36-bed, acute care unit with a patient population comprised primarily of surgical patients. The unit has monitored beds for more critical patients. The unit receives transfers from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and/or Post Anesthesia Care Unit when a patient’s condition is a surgical one. This includes cardiac surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, orthopedic patients and more. The premature infant whose condition is stable enough to leave the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit may also be a patient on Explorer. Explorer is also occasionally an overflow area for the acute medical unit. Explorer also oversees the EMU (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit). This unit has an additional 12 beds with 6 of those beds set up specifically to monitor patients with epilepsy.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) a graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN strongly preferred; B) an active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN); C) Life Support Certifications (see specifics below); D) experience to correlate with Clinical Ladder, one year experience preferred. Bilingual skills desirable.

Life Support Certifications Required:1) HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days; and 2) Pediatric Emergency Assess, Resuscitation & Stabilization (PEARS) within 12 months of hire or transfer into position.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 69 hours per pay period, Day shift

LOCATION: Madera, CA


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