Position title
New Graduate Registered Nurse (Part-Time)
Description

Reporting to the Director of Nursing, the New Graduate Registered Nurse will work with the Nursing recruiter and educator using the framework of the GMCH Mission and the philosophy of pediatric palliative care. The new graduate nurse will complete clinical training and complete the CSU Pediatric Palliative Care curriculum in a 90 day period. After completion of the above, the new graduate nurse will work with GMCH patients in a part time capacity with a year commitment. Part time is a commitment of 24 hours per week on a shift that is based on the operations of the House.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:  Clinical/Technical

  1. At the direction of the patient’s primary care physician, the Medical Director and the Director of Nursing, provide and coordinate quality palliative care to patients/families, including nursing services, medication administration, treatments, diagnostic and preventative procedures
  2. In coordination with IDT (Inter-disciplinary Team) develop, implement, evaluate and update plan of care for each patient/family
  3. Assess patients and report to the managing physician reactions to treatments and medications, as well as changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition
  4. Assess and respond to clinical and psychosocial needs of patients and families
  5. Perform nursing procedures such as blood draws, central line dressing changes, mediport access
  6. Calculate medications and fluids with 100% accuracy
  7. Assess pain and manage symptoms associated with pediatric patients requiring end-of-life care.
  8. Coordinate patients’ orders
  9. Coordinate patient nursing care with other team members including other nursing staff, psychosocial staff, Pharmacist, Medical Director, attending physicians and various community agencies and resources
  10. Supervise LVNs, CNAs, and volunteers
  11. Participate in patient intake, admission, transfer and discharge
  12. Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication storage procedures and controlled substance regulations
  13. Ensure proper operation of DME and other equipment by following manufacturers’ instructions; performs routine maintenance and acts as liaison with equipment providers
  14. Maintain current clinical knowledge of pediatric palliative care practices through ongoing education and attendance of in-service training sessions

Essential Functions:  Patient Interaction

  1. Actively participate in the provision of medical, psychosocial and spiritual care for GMCH children-patients and their families
  2. Meet with patients and families as needed to anticipate changes in medical, psychosocial and spiritual care needs
  3. Teach, supervise and counsel the patient and family regarding pain and symptom management
  4. Communicate with patient/family any changes in patient condition or plan of care

Essential Functions:  Team Communication

  1. Document medical interventions and maintain accurate clinical records in the Medical Record System (Netsmart)
  2. Attend scheduled Inter-disciplinary Team (IDT) meetings when possible and document discussion and any changes to plan of care in the medical record
  3. Maintain communication with patient, family and hospital staff when patient is transferred and/or hospitalized
  4. Maintain patient confidence and protects GMCH operations by keeping all patient information confidential and following HIPAA at all times
  5. Check GMCH email in order to be apprised of House business and professional tasks and responsibilities

 Essential Functions:  Additional

  1. Demonstrate the basic skills and core competencies of a Registered Nurse, including managing multiple, competing and varied tasks, time management, listening skills, problem solving (clinical and interpersonal), decision making (clinical and interpersonal), delegation of duties and successfully managing work-flow
  2. Perform tasks in a culturally sensitive manner without regard to any protected category as defined by federal, state or local law
  3. Provide House tours as requested
  4. Utilize GMCH resources in a cost effective manner
  5. Maintain a clean and organized work area to reduce likelihood of health and safety hazards
  6. Effectively deal with personal psychosocial and bereavement issues related to job duties
  7. Maintain professional boundaries within Scope of Practice
  8. Attend in-service training and staff meetings
  9. Adhere to all state regulations regarding professional license
  10. Report to work on time for your scheduled hours, ready for work
  11. Understand and adhere to GMCH compliance standards as they appear in the GMCH Employee Manual, GMCH Policies and Procedures Manuals, and GMCH IIPP.
Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Recently graduated (within 6 months) from an accredited nursing program
  • Current California Registered Nurse license without limitations is required
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • Ability to communicate accurately and concisely using both written and verbal skills
  • By the end of the 90 day orientation period, able to work independently to manage a caseload of 4 patients
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer
  • Knowledge of office procedures and office machines
  • Possess fluency in English
  • Possess fluency in Spanish or other language (preferred)
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

 

Job Benefits

Employees regularly working a minimum of 24 hours per week are eligible to participate in the benefits program. The cost for employees' health, dental and vision are paid in full by GMCH.

Employment Type
Part-time
Job Location
2121 George Mark Lane, San Leandro, CA
Working Hours
Day Shift (7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.); Evening Shift (3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.) ; or NOC Shift (11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.)
Base Salary
$50.00/hr
Date posted
September 23, 2022
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