Job: (RN) Registered Nurse - CVICU - Casual - Part Time - Not Benefits Eligible

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Posted: 11/06/2017

Job Status: Part Time, Contract/Temporary

Job Reference #: 104327

Job Description

(RN) Registered Nurse - CVICU

Job Category:
Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners

CVICU - Acute Cardiac Unit

Main Campus - Serra Mesa

Casual - Part Time - Not Benefits Eligible


7:00 - 7:00

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Job Details:

CVICU/ACU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care/Acute Cardiac Unit). Very few heart centers around the world offer dedicated pediatric intensive care services and our program is unmatched in the region which stretches across the Pacific Rim to the U.S. southwest. Our 30-bed unit, situated in space solely devoted to cardiac care, provides all levels of inpatient care for congenital or acquired heart disease and can flex to 37 beds when needed. Patients remain in the CVICU/ACU from admission to discharge, providing continuity and stream-lined care. Our work stations are within steps of the patient rooms offering reassurance and comfort to both patients and families of being in visual contact with members of the healthcare team. Advanced care modalities include extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and a heart transplantation program that is thriving and demonstrates excellent outcomes. We offer an extensive training program for nurses with adult critical care experience or pediatric medical/surgical experience wishing to transition into the CVICU.

This is a Casual position with an anticipated assignment length through January 2, 2018.


Functions at the Standard Level of nursing practice. Responsible for independently applying the nursing process through the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of pediatric patient care. Selects and administers the appropriate care taking into consideration the age and developmental level and size of the patient. Provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. Should be able to identify own limitations and seek resources as needed.


Associate's Degree or Nursing Diploma

Three years of experience in CVICU, preferably in Pediatric CVICU

Current California licensure as a Registered Nurse

Current BLS certification (Issued by American Heart Association)

PALS certification (within 6 months of hire)


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Five years of CVICU experience

Three years of experience

Professional nursing certification

Pediatric nursing experience in a comparable, high-acuity department

Bilingual Spanish


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