Clinical Nurse (RN), Nuclear Medicine - 8hr Days (Emeryville)

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Clinical Nurse (RN), Nuclear Medicine
Stanford Health Care Emeryville
0.60 FTE, 48 Hours Biweekly, 8 Hour Day Shift


The Clinical Nurse in Nuclear Medicine reports to the Nurse Manager of Imaging Services. Responsibilities include working up patients, conversations with Cardiologists, providing pre-, intra-, and post-stress patient instructions, consenting patients, conducting pharmacological or exercise treadmill stress exams, interpreting ECGs, summarizing findings, serving as a clinical nursing resource and responding to emergencies within the Nuclear Medicine department, and collaborating with the Cardiologists and technologists to ensure safe and efficient patient care. Acts as a consultant to coworkers and managers regarding patient care and workflow in a specialty area or service. The Clinical Nurse will also support CT and MRI modalities with diagnostic images which may include frequent IV starts, accessing implanted ports and central lines, administering medications, and assisting with procedures/imaging.

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview

The Clinical Nurse (CN) is an RN who provides hands-on care to patients, practicing in an evidence- based manner, within the Scope of Practice of the California Nursing Practice Act, regulatory requirements, standards of care, and hospital policies. Within that role, the CN performs all steps of the nursing process including assessing patients; interpreting data; planning, implementing, and evaluating care; coordinating care with other providers; and teaching the patient and family the knowledge and skills needed to manage their care and prevent complications. The CN partners with the patient's family wherever possible, considering all aspects of care, to deliver family centered care. As a professional, monitors the quality of nursing care provided.

Please note: A Nurse who voluntarily agrees to work in a "weekends only" position is not eligible for premium pay under Section 17.2.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do

  • The Helping Role Establishes Therapeutic Relationships: Creates and maintains a climate conducive to healing through being present to the patient and family, identifying and managing discomforts; providing emotional support and information; guiding the patient and family through phases of illness and recovery/passage to death and in accordance with the patient's goals and culture. Mobilizes the patient's strengths and abilities towards participation in recovery and control over plan of care.
  • Diagnostic and Monitoring Functions: Obtains accurate and relevant assessment data and interprets the data as normal vs abnormal. Determines nursing diagnosis. Monitors and evaluates data as frequently as needed based on stability.
  • Plans and Implements Therapeutic Interventions: Collaborates with the patient, family and members of health care team to develop an individualized plan of care. Implements nursing and medical interventions safely. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and monitors patient for adverse responses and side effects.
  • Teaching and Coaching, Patient and Staff Teaching: Assesses a patient's and family's learning needs and readiness to learn. Teaches needed information for self-care and illness prevention. Adjusts information and expectations based on responses from patient, developmental levels, physiological and psychological condition, and cultural variations. Teaches other staff members both incidentally and/or through formal roles such as preceptor or super-user.
  • Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Situations: Ability to rapidly grasp problem situations and respond quickly and appropriately. Identifies the need for and activates emergency protocols.
  • Monitors and Ensures Quality Healthcare Practices: Monitors own practices and assists in monitoring others for practices related to patient and employee safety and compliance to standards and policies. Looks for opportunities for continual improvement in patient care and the work environment.
  • Organization and Work Role Functions: Integrates multiple requests and work expectations by setting priorities, delegating tasks appropriately, and seeking assistance as needed.
  • Priorities: Contributes to team building through participation in unit programs and meetings; contributes to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Management and Delegation: Learns and utilizes the available technology for communication, documentation, and locating information regarding unusual clinical situations, diagnosis, and treatments. Contributes to the knowledge and skill of other members of the nursing staff through one or more activities such as formal or informal teaching, participation on Shared Governance groups, professional publications and/or presentations.
  • Education: Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice. Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Able to communicate effectively in English.
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

Licenses and Certifications
  • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure
  • BLS - Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support issued by the American Heart Association

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.