Sutter Health Registered Nurse - Acute Multi Care Unit (Step Down) Night Shift in Modesto, California
The RN functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The RN will assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment, direct implementation of the plans of care for a group of patients, collaborate with the charge nurse and care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan. Duties will include administration of medications, performing prescribed treatments, managing medical equipment, assisting with patient ADL (activities of daily living) including lifting, turning, and mobilizing patients.
The RN assures that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed.
The RN actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital’s goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures.
The RN is evaluated based on the Benner model of clinical competence. This model recognizes the process of professional development, which moves from beginning understanding and application of nursing principles to expert practice acquired through experience and formal training. Five primary domains define nursing care at MMC: Nursing Process, Clinical Knowledge and Decision Making, Nurse Patient Relationship, Collaboration, and Leadership. It is recognized that RNs develop skills and abilities as they synthesize knowledge while moving through defined stages of learning. The evaluation is based on how the individual meets defined standards.
Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 acute care beds, Memorial Medical Center MMC at http://www.memorialmedicalcenter.org/ provides a full continuum of care, including:
24-hour emergency care
inpatient and outpatient surgery
specialty services in obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, sleep disorders and physical therapy
a Level II Trauma Center
Memorial Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center and STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center.
MMC is part of Sutter Health at http://annualreport2015.sutterhealth.org/ , one of the nation’s top five large health systems at http://news.sutterhealth.org/2016/04/25/sutter-health-named-among-top-u-s-health-systems/ thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers—more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support and learn from the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world.
Current and valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California or must obtain prior to commencement of employment.
Minimum of one (1) year recent experience (within the past five (5) years) working as a Registered Nurse in an acute care facility or successful completion of MMC’s Clinical Nurse Resident (CNR) program, in departments where the CNR program is available.
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of nursing process in addressing physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients.
Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population.
Must demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Timely completion of unit specific orientation and competencies.
Ability to navigate and perform required electronic documentation for the job using a windows based system.
Ability to read, write, hear and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.
Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.
Must be able to travel in accordance with any requirements of your job (if MMC and/or own vehicle used on MMC business, must possess valid California Driver’s License and upon request proof of liability insurance).
Must also meet department specific requirements for applicable department (See Department Specific Requirement below).
Physical & Mental Requirements: See attached Statement of Physical & Environmental Factors and A35 Mental Components .
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
National certification in area of specialty.
Greater than one (1) year of working experience in a similar unit with comparable patient acuity.
AMCU - 106179 – CNR program is available in this department:
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or must obtain within 90-days of employment.
Successful completion of the AMCU Orientation Program, which includes attendance and successful completion of the first available Critical Care Education Course (64 CE’s) within twelve (12) months.
Current Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) Certificate or current Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) certification.
Continuing education hours in critical care theory including Cardiac, ECG monitoring and arrhythmia interpretation, Respiratory and ventilation, endocrine, and renal.
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) Certification.
Primary Location: California, Central Valley, Modesto
Organization: Memorial Medical Center, Modesto
Employee Status: Regular
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Night
Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.