SUMMARY: This position is accountable for providing competent nursing care for patients with common health problems, and is expected to deliver competent patient care to a full patient assignment. This position practices under the direction of the designated nurse executive, within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Valley Children's polices.
Valley Children's provides expert diagnosis and management of endocrine and diabetic disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We bring a complete multidisciplinary approach to patient care with experts on staff to serve a large population - more than 11,000 patient visits a year and more than 2,500 patients with diabetes a year. In addition to our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, the department is staffed with certified diabetes educators, registered endocrinology nurses, social workers, board-certified clinical psychologists and registered dietitians.
Along with providing excellent care, the diabetes team conducts various educational sessions on diabetes self-management with patients and families. The sessions consist of individualized education plans and resource materials that measure patient progress and take place in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Valley Children's is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diabetes education. The ADA is the largest and most widely known organization in the field of diabetes. The ADA Education Recognition distinguishes healthcare organizations that provide quality diabetes self-management education services.
REQUIREMENTS: A) a graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN strongly preferred; B) an active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN); C) BLS Heart Code within 30 day of hire or transfer into position, D) a minimum of 6 months of experience and mastery of RN I performance standards and accompanying competencies.
POSITION DETAILS: Part Time, 60 hours per pay period, Clinic open Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:00 PM. Closed on weekends and holidays.
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.