The Cardiothoracic OR nurse provides support for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary surgical intervention and provide support for surgical procedures involving complex instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in Cardiopulmonary Surgery and the specific instruments, hardware and disposables used in this complex surgical specialty. Works within the clinical scale of the Job Performance Standards to implement the nursing process. Accountable for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills.REQUIRED - At least one year of Cardiothoracic OR experience. - Experience in circulating Cardiothoracic procedures. - Internal candidate: BSN required or in progress. - External candidate: BSN required. - Possession of valid California RN license. - Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. - Passing of UCDMC Performance Demonstration, Policy Review and Medication Exam. PREFERRED - Two or more years of Cardiothoracic OR nursing experience. - Scrub experience on Cardiothoracic procedures. - CNOR Certification. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - Ability to work overtime, float to other areas and work weekends and holidays. - Knowledge of medications, indications, dosage ranges, side effects, and potential toxicity. - Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients, and stand on feet over extended periods. - Ability to teach clinical skills. - Knowledge of legal implications for clinical practice. - Knowledge of performance improvement and research process. - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-term course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging eve...ryone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.