Provides quality nursing care to all patients in accordance with the California Nurse Practice Act and professional regulatory standards. Utilizes the nursing process to meet patient care needs. Participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment. Demonstrates leadership skills by directing personnel and establishing collegial relations with others. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports Hoag Hospital's and Orthopedic Surgery Center's mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
Clinical Nurse I
Corresponds to the "novice" or "advanced beginner" in Benner's model.
The novice nurse is obtaining knowledge and experience in clinical and technical skills. Under the guidance of a preceptor, charge nurse, nurse manager and
The advanced beginner nurse is guided by policies, procedure and standards. They are building a knowledge base through practice and are most comfortable in a task environment. They describe a clinical situation from the viewpoint of what they need to do rather than relating the context of the situation or how the patient responds. Advanced beginners practice from a theoretical knowledge base while they recognize and provide for routine patient needs
Clinical Nurse II
Corresponds to the "competent" nurse in Benner's model. Has completed a minimum of 18 months of clinical nursing practice. This nurse integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in the case of patients and families. This nurse demonstrates mastery of most technical skills, and begins to view clinical situations from a patient and family focus.
Clinical Nurse III
Corresponds to the "proficient" nurse in Benner's model. Has completed a minimum of 3 years of clinical nursing practice.
This nurse has in-depth knowledge of nursing practice, perceives situations as a whole, and comprehends the significant elements based on previous experience. They respond to most situations with confidence, speed and flexibility. The nurses develop effective relationships with other caregivers and provide leadership within the healthcare team to formulate integrated approaches to care
Clinical Nurse IV Corresponds to the "expert" nurse in Benner's model. Has completed a minimum of 5 years of clinical nursing practice
Intuition and skill arise from comprehensive knowledge grounded in experience. Expert nurses operate from a deep understanding of the total situation. They collaborate with other caregivers to challenge and coordinate institutional resources to maximize advocacy for patient and family care in achieving the most effective outcomes
Charge Nurse Performs the above job functions, and in addition, provides clinical supervision of patient care and job performance supervision of all employees on an assigned shift
Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Provides assistance to a surgeon during a surgical procedure, functions under the direct supervision of the surgeon with: Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor's degree preferred. Two (2) years clinical/management experience preferred. Certification as Proficient in perioperative nursing practice both as a scrub nurse and circulating nurse with a minimum of three Critical care experience preferred. ACLS required, PALs for units with pediatric patients. Skills or Other Qualifications: Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body