Valley Children's Hematology Clinic is seeking an experienced Charge Nurse to join its Pediatric Hematology Clinic team. As one of the leading pediatric cancer facilities on the west coast, our center serves as the only provider of pediatric oncology services between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has consistently been in the top 5-8 percent worldwide in patient enrollments to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. As an active member of COG and a participant of many industry-sponsored clinical trials, we offer our patients access to 90 open protocols to treat the most common to some of the rarest pediatric cancer conditions. The Charge Nurse of Hematology is accountable for managing the overall operations of the ambulatory patient care clinic during assigned shift, possessing a strong foundation of leadership skills with abilities to direct nursing care provided by the staff.
Position Details and Responsibilities:
Provide oversight of clinic operations during assigned shift
Observe, evaluate and guide patient care provided by staff
Coordinate activities of the patient care unit, making staff assignments and assisting with the development and evaluation of staff members
Must demonstrate clinical skills such as accessing mediports, broviacs, and starting IVs
Possess excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills
Assist with the recruitment and hiring of staff, evaluation of current staff competency and assessment, coaching, and counseling assigned staff
This position practices within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Valley Children's policies
Graduation from a nursing program along with an active California RN license, Bachelor's degree (BSN is preferred)
Minimum two (2) years full time or equivalent nursing experience with pediatric experience preferred
1 or more years of Charge, Lead or Supervisory experience preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into the position.
Focused Pediatric Resuscitation (Valley Children's specific certification) required within 12 months of hire or transfer into position.
Hours, Compensation and Benefits: This is a full time, exempt level position that offers a robust benefit plan and a competitive salary that is based on experience.
About Valley Children’s Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in five pediatric specialties and recently named one of the Nation’s top children’s Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years. It has grown from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.
Valley Children’s is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you will feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many Valley Children’s employees have been with the organization for over 10 years while others more than 30 years and they continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.
Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you will have many opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.
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