RN Re-Entry Training Program - Cardiothoracic Vascular Transplant (Clin Nurse 2)

Ucsf Medical Center San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 11 months ago

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Department Description

The Cardiovascular / Thoracic / Transplant Unit, is a 45 bed adult inpatient unit. It is primarily a telemetry / step-down unit that also provides continuous pulse oximetry.

The unit serves the cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular patient population. Patients admitted to this unit are usually admitted under the Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (including the Heart & Lung Transplant) and Thoracic Surgery Services.

A wide range of medical disorders are represented including congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmias.

The staff on this unit provides an individualized approach to patient care, emphasizing patient and family education regarding lifestyle changes, diet modifications, and medications.

This is a fast-paced unit involving multiple diagnostic tests and procedures, in addition to a moderately high number of discharges and admissions per day. Because of this, teamwork is crucial to daily operations, and is greatly promoted amongst the staff and other members of the health care team.

Among the nurses and physicians, other members of the patient care team include professionals in the areas of social work, pharmacy, dietary, physical therapy (PT), respiratory therapy (RT), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and pastoral care.

Job Summary

The RN Re-Entry Program (RETP) is designed for experienced registered nurses who are transitioning into a practice area and who lack the current clinical experience necessary or knowledge and skills of the new practice area to which they are transitioning without the support of this training program.

The Program will begin October 7, 2019. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

The RETP is comprised of a rigorous schedule that features didactic instruction interspersed with clinical precepted time. The overall goal is to provide a structured series of learning experiences coupled with precepted time to support the transition of experienced registered nurses as they re-launch their careers at UCSF Medical Center.

  • Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care

  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary and nursing teams

  • Carries out established nursing procedures and performs related duties as required

  • Performs nursing care for patients with more complex needs with assistance and supervision

  • Assists with the management of patient care administered by other members of the nursing team

Required Qualifications

  • Experienced Registered Nurses with at least two (2) years of clinical experience, and one of the following requirements:

  • Two years recent RN (clinical or administrative) employment experience in a subacute/rehab area, skilled nursing facility (SNF), or ambulatory clinic

  • Two years recent administrative employment experience in an inpatient or inpatient support and includes procedural areas such ED, PACU, Cath Lab, OR etc. area without direct care responsibilities, no longer than ten years ago

  • Previous clinical RN employment experience in an inpatient setting and includes procedural areas such ED, SNF, PACU, Cath Lab, OR etc., greater than two years ago and no longer than ten years ago

  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification

  • Active American Heart Association ACLS certification

  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN


  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification

  • Active American Heart Association ACLS certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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RN Re-Entry Training Program - Cardiothoracic Vascular Transplant (Clin Nurse 2)

Ucsf Medical Center