Are you a quick thinker, good under pressure, and well versed in the needs of a busy general intensive care unit? Do you possess the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to work with seriously ill patients and their loved ones? Are you ready to work closely with physicians and other members of the health care team to provide most of the direct care to patients in life-threatening situations? If you said yes, keep reading – we may have the perfect opportunity for you.
As part of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Irvine, you’ll give direct inpatient nursing care as per the California Nurse Practice Act, and in support of the mission of the Patient Care Services Division. Being a Hoag Clinical Nurse I means serving our community by using research and evidence-based outcomes and collaborating with members of your team to offer the highest level of care to those who depend on us.
Inside Hoag Irvine’s ICU
The Hoag Irvine ICU has 13 beds with a nurse-to-patient ratio ranging from 1:1 to 1:2. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the delivery of safe, timely, and appropriate quality patient care. You will serve patients suffering from severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which may require hemodynamic monitoring, the use of specialized equipment, and invasive procedures. Your patients range from adult to geriatric with acute medical, surgical, oncological, cardiac, and/or neurological diagnoses who may be experiencing complex cardiac dysrhythmias, respiratory distress, and chest pain.
You may also care for patients in need of a range of interventions, including endotracheal intubation, ventilatory support, invasive pressure monitoring (including arterial, pulmonary artery, central venous pressure, and left atrial) tracheostomies, thrombolytic therapy, cardioversions, hemofiltration, peritoneal dialysis, atrial and ventricular overdrive pacing, intra-aortic balloon pumping, insertion of the pulmonary artery and transvenous pacing catheters, chest tubes, pericardial catheters, arterial lines, bronchoscopy, and CRRT.
Other duties may include:
- Assessing and documenting a complete physical assessment, nursing interventions, and teaching and discharge needs for patients assigned to each shift, utilizing documentation guidelines, Standards of Care, and Pathway goals.
- Communicating changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor and the physician directing care, as well as pertinent information at shift report using the patient Plan of Care (POC).
- Providing continuity of care through the implementation and utilization of the POC.
- Responding to emergency situations in a timeframe appropriate to the needs of each patient.
- Administering medications and intravenous therapy with the ability to assess the appropriate indication dosing and effects of the medication administered.
- Assessing the educational ability/level for the patient, incorporating available educational material into patient/significant other teaching, and documenting understanding in the patient record.
Hoag nurses consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance, and conduct. They’re driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they’re deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we’ll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies and procedures.
We’re keen on following safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve.
Hoag is the Place to Be
We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We’re deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy:
- Annual performance incentives
- Safe Harbor bonuses
- Competitive 401 (k) program with matching contributions
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Nursing Scholarships
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
- On-site childcare at our Newport Beach location
- Excellent Medical, Dental and, Vision coverage
- On-site Wellness Centers in our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and fitness coaches
We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the-box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more.
- Active California RN License.
- Minimum of one (1) year of recent critical care experience.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.
- Completion of EKG course.
- Completion of Critical Care Course.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you haven't obtained a BSN upon hire, you will be asked to begin a BSN program within one year of the hire date and obtain your BSN within two years of starting the program.
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) certification.
- Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) certification.
There’s No Place Like Hoag
Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County in a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California.
We’re an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care – but we can’t do it without you.
To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube.
Hoag is an equal opportunity employer.