SUMMARY: This position is accountable for assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating options and services available to meet a patient's health needs. Coordinates services provided to a specified group of patients, ensuring that the care is provided in an appropriate setting, and that the severity of illness and the intensity of service is consistent with the patient's clinical condition. Collaborates with the health care team members to ensure that the care provided meets desired patient outcomes with appropriate utilization of resources within expected time-frames across the continuum of care. This position practices within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with the policies on Valley Children's Healthcare.
This position will be responsible for working with the Apollo Unit which provides care for infants and children with acute and chronic respiratory diagnoses such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis and respiratory syncytial virus. This 36-bed unit has 14 rooms with central monitors, to closely monitor patients with increased needs for respiratory support and intervention. Nursing and respiratory care practitioners collaborate in the care of patients on Apollo.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an Associate's Degree in Nursing with a Bachelor's Degree preferred. A valid California RN license is required as well as two (2) years nursing experience. Pediatric experience and Case Management/Utilization Management experience is desirable. Bilingual skills are preferred.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 80 hours per pay period.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.