Charge Nurse-Burn Services Center

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 recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center's Mission & Vision:
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.
Position Summary:
Direct and supervise functions and activities in the Burn units; interpret and implement policies, procedures, standards, and regulations to personnel, patients, medical staff, and public. Evaluate all burn patients in the Emergency Room. Telephone triages all calls from outside Emergency Rooms and communicates with Burn Physician on call for admission and treatment. Complete unit schedules and assures adequate staffing exists for all shifts. Participate in staff evaluations with Burn Unit director. Perform duties in any nursing capacity as needed.
Reports To : Burn Service Line Director
Supervises : None

Charge Nurse-Burn Services Center FT/Days Rotating Weekends
Burn Center
Position Requirements:
Licensure/ Certification/Registration:
  • Current CA RN License required.
  • Current BCLS required.
  • Current ACLS required.
  • Current PALS required.
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) required.
  • Current CCRN certification preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Pediatrics Critical Care Course or equivalent experience required.
  • Critical Care Course completion or equivalent experience required.
  • Recent Posttraumatic stress training preferred.
  • Previous charge nurse experience required.
  • 1 years' recent acute care burn experience required (adults & peds).
  • 1 years' experience in acute pediatric care setting preferred.
Special Qualifications:
  • Mastery of Burn assessment, ability to clearly, and accurately communicate this to on call Burn Physician.
  • Proficiency in Acute Burn Life Support algorithms and interpretation.
  • Current experience in burn dressing solutions, modalities, and application.
  • Proficiency in hemodynamic and respiratory interventions unique to burn patients >20%BSA.
  • Proficiency in the Rule of Nines and Lund Browder chart.
  • Mastery of fluid resuscitation unique for burn patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic leadership abilities with an interest in developing managerial skills.
  • Effective stress management skills.

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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