JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse is directly responsible for the care given to his/her assigned patients. He/She communicates with the physician about changes in the patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and abnormal results and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition and/or response to treatment. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
- Current and valid state RN License.
- Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
- Starting in January 2013 for new hires, Basic Arrhythmia within 90 days of hire
- Completion of Critical Care Course preferred.
- Current ACLS certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
- Previous Critical Care experience preferred.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute care hospital offering advanced, specialized healthcare services to the San Diego community. Our vision is to provide our community with a unique hospital that blends outstanding medical care and leading-edge technology with highly personalized service.
We are proud to be part of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation, as part of Prime Healthcare Services.
Alvarado Hospital’s programs and services include the well-known Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center, the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute and the Alvarado Surgical Weight-Loss Program. The hospital has one of the first hospital-based sexual medicine programs in the U.S. Our fast and efficient emergency department posts our current approximate average wait times. Other programs include cardiac services, endoscopy/GI, neuroscience, orthopedics, oncology, pain management, rehabilitation, general surgical services, skull-base surgery, sleep center and vascular services, among others.
A staff of more than 800 registered nurses, technicians and support staff work alongside our more than 400 physicians providing our patients with quality healthcare in a compassionate and personalized environment.
Serving San Diego since 1972, we are conveniently located adjacent to San Diego State University.
Licensed and Accredited
Our 306-bed hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting body for hospitals. Alvarado was the first hospital in the western U.S. to earn two certifications in stroke care from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Rehabilitation. The hospital also is a designated STEMI (severe heart attack) receiving cente by the County of San Diego. Our oncology program is an American College of Surgeons-certified community cancer center.