Title: RN – Trauma ICU, San Jose, CA
# of Positions: 28
Schedule: Fulltime - Days and night shift with rotating weekends
Unit works 4-8 hour shifts for 32 hours - Union Facility therefore these are the hours.
Coordinates total nursing care for critically ill patients, averaging in age from 57-70 years. Primary patient population served include those admitted for acute/unstable trauma, acute neurological incidents, acute respiratory failure, MI, acute GI bleed, electrolyte imbalance, and patients post drug overdose. Participates in patient/family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with members of the health care team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Participates in organizational and unit based quality improvement activities. Is able to provide mentorship and guidance to new employees.
Minimum: CA RN, BCLS, ACLS
Preferred: CCRN, TNCC. NIH Stroke
Minimum: High School Graduate or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Minimum: 2 years of acute care nursing in a cardiovascular, trauma, or neurosurgical ICU.
Preferred: 5 years ICU nursing with emphasis on trauma, neurosurgical, or cardiovascular care.
This is a very high acuity ICU with a mixture of patients with multiple comorbidities (very sick patient population) -you may be required to provide care for patients with any of the below listed clinical specialty needs. Typically at least 3 years of ICU experience is required at a minimum.
1. Trauma unit-Trauma experience needed-No burn unit or experience needed.
2. Comprehensive stroke Center-EVD ICP experience and knowledge of taking care of stroke patients with post stroke intervention experience.
3. Open heart experience helpful.
4 .CRRT, Balloon pumps, Impella experience beneficial as we frequently manage patients with these medical devises.
5. This is a very fast paced ICU .
Minimum: Ability to use critical thinking skills and prioritize aspects of patient care; possesses good interpersonal communication skills. Is able to calculate medication dosages and safely administer medications within the critical care setting.
34 Beds with additional 10 bed overflow
Very fast paced environment must be able to adjust well to change and multitask
MUST have Trauma experience and LOVE it.
Will accept pending CA license