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Providence Rapid Response RN - ICU in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Rapid Response RN to ICU for Per Diem Variable Shift for Providence Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Rapid Response RN - ICU who will independently use the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for patients. He/she will respond to the bedside of patients with suspected signs/symptoms of physiologic instability. The Rapid Response RN use information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate the patient's plan of care. The Rapid Response RN assumes a leadership role, directing and assisting team members in setting priorities for patient care. The Rapid Response RN responds to a variety of codes and alerts, identifies and assesses high-risk patients, rounds in patient care areas, and functions as a resource to clinical staff.

In this position you will:


  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate


  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs, and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Communicate effectively with House Supervisors, Charge Nurses, staff nurses, supervisor, medical staff, and other team members

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of conflict resolution skills with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, and patient care team members

  • Seek opportunities to teach, coach, and mentor others

  • Recognized as a role model related to effective communication and building effective relationships

  • Provide emotional and situational support for colleagues


  • Comply with the Medical Center’s policies and procedures regarding:

  • Payroll timekeeping

  • Dress code

  • Attendance

  • Punctuality

  • The Code of Conduct

  • Compliance to appropriate regulatory standards

  • Compliance with hospital and department policies and procedures

  • Use of Standard Precautions in all patient contact as applicable

  • The provision of a safe environment for patients, visitors, and co-workers

  • Reporting and responding to facility emergencies such as fire, infant abduction, and disruption in utilities and hazardous materials spills

  • Reporting suspected abuse or neglect

  • Follow scheduling guidelines and demonstrate flexibility in order to meet hospital and department needs

  • Demonstrate skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special applications

  • Ensure that the rights of all patients are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy, cultural diversity, and dignity in the provision of care

  • Demonstrate a positive professional image, perform responsibilities in a professional manner, demonstrate flexibility in the provision of patient care/service, and utilize a collaborative approach with co-workers

  • Function as a team member, contributing to the smooth operations of the unit on a day to day basis, and for the patient’s/customer’s overall general welfare

  • Demonstrate willingness to perform tasks generally designated to be done by others, when the need arises

  • Demonstrate organizational skills including prioritization and time management

  • Identify problems, implement appropriate solutions, and evaluate effectiveness utilizing the hospital’s quality improvement process

  • Incorporate the research process and the performance improvement model to enhance nursing practice; works with management and team members to facilitate changes in policies, procedures, and protocols based on performance improvement and research activities

  • Utilize appropriate resources when indicated to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and achieve goals

  • Responsible for complete and accurate documentation, data collection and input into database, and data analysis

  • Responsible to report collected data and analysis to hospital and department committees and will recommend performance improvement on evidence based knowledge and practice


  • Initiative

  • Identify, communicate, and implement opportunities to improve care or service Establish yearly goals that will enhance personal job performance

  • Seek and utilize new approaches to problem solving, reaching goals and/or new programs

  • Seek out and utilizes knowledge of practice standards in nursing specialty

  • Maintain certification in specialty area of practice.

  • Create an environment that fosters the skill development of others.

  • Serve as a resource for staff in specialty area of practice.

  • Identify, design, and implement formal unit-based teaching sessions annually

  • Serve as a clinical resource for the development of advanced assessment skills

  • COST:

  • Fiscal Responsibility:

  • Ensure human and material resources of the organization are used responsibly and in accordance with hospital policy

  • Identify cost saving strategies appropriate to the department

  • Demonstrate knowledge and perform work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk. Communicate pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed. Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations Adult and Geriatric.

  • Maintains knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act

  • Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in complex clinical skills

  • Implement safe and therapeutic care to complex, high-risk patients, according to hospital policies, procedures, standards of care, and protocols

  • Review, analyze, evaluate and present data of post-rapid response/code blue patients

  • Apply problem-solving skills, formulating plans of care for conditions not frequently seen

  • Apply the nursing process to complex and changing situations

  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills

  • Communicate patient condition/care changes to Charge Nurse, supervisor, medical staff and other team members

  • Anticipate and is prepared to present information to patients and families regarding plan of care

  • Coordinate a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to assessment

  • Will practice in various areas within their scope of practice and competencies, as necessary

  • Participate in team work groups and committees relevant to high-risk patients

  • Assist colleagues in identification of clinical practice problems and recommends solutions, resulting in improved nursing practice

  • Seek current evidence-based literature to support nursing practice

  • Demonstrate a leadership role in empowering patient/family to maximize participation in care and optimize their sense of control

  • Utilize software systems and programs to identify high-risk patients

  • Relieve the house supervisor and ICU Charge Nurse for meal and rest breaks

  • Review, round and address the EPIC MEWS and Septic indicators. (ex: MEWS score greater than 4)

  • Will assist with emergency procedures such as line insertions, ventriculostomies, emergent intubations, emergent diagnostic transports and supports the ICU Charge Nurse with any clinical assistance such as sheath removals

  • Will respond and assist with Massive Transfusion Protocols (MTP) and Super Stats

  • Follow-up and assess are ICU transfers to determine clinical stability

  • Will be a member of the Stroke Alert team

  • Will be the primary critical care nurse responder during a code-blue when the ICU Charge Nurse is not able to respond

  • Assesses and implement interventions for high-risk patients as defined in the Rapid Response Team protocol and guidelines


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of 12-lead EKG class

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS card required

  • Current CA RN license required

  • Current ACLS card and NIHSS required

  • CCRN or CEN Certification within six (6) months of hire date, required

  • 5 years Critical care experience

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Excellent mathematical/analytic data skills

  • Computer/Microsoft program skills

  • Exceptional critical thinking skills

  • Ability to concentrate in intense situations

  • Ability to coordinate and effectively delegate team activities

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Critical Care Nursing

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 280792