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ICU Nurse

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
Mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Vision: To be the hospital of choice in our community.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Registered Nurse plans, coordinates, and implements patient care specific to the age of the patient population served on the assigned units. He/she ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit's standards or care. He/she demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy, and goals of the unit and organization; remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats staff, physicians, patients, and families with consideration and respect.
ICU Nurse FT/Days Rotating Weekends ICU/CCU
Qualifications:
Education/Certificates/Licenses:
Current licensure in California as a Registered Nurse. ACLS, BCLS required. CCRN preferred. Current knowledge and skills appropriate to the age/type of patient population served. Knowledgeable and sensitive to patients' rights in the delivery of care. Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the patient. Recent appropriate nursing practice in the patient population areas to be served. Ability to participate in considerable walking and standing, moderate lifting, and exposure to patient elements and handling of emergencies and critical patient incidents. Must meet clinical standards specific to the assigned patient care area (specialty unit employees for areas such as ICU).

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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