Clinical Nurse II Pediatric Pulmonary Care
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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 8/10/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
The Lead Pulmonary nurse will coordinate the outpatient care of pediatric pulmonary and cystic fibrosis patients, provide patient/family education. Major functions include collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, developing and implementing a care plan, providing detailed care instructions, conducting the outpatient pulmonary clinic and home ventilator program.
Required: BSN required and current California R.N. license. Pediatric Certification. Certified Asthma Educator. Ability to assess a patient's physical and behavioral status, using nursing framework. Ability to coordinate patient care, using a team approach. Ability to recognize abnormal laboratory and clinical data on a patient and take appropriate nursing action. Communication skills necessary for translating medical/technical material to patients and their families in a more simplified fashion so that it can be understood. Ability to speak clearly, concisely, and in an organized manner to individuals of different ethnic, socioeconomic, and age groups. Ability to interact effectively with patients, their families, and co-workers. Demonstration of knowledge and proficiency of medical terminology to sufficiently read research protocols with comprehension. Technical writing skills to document assessment of patient response to therapy. Demonstration of skill in executing assigned projects in an independent and responsive manner. Demonstrate an ability to handle sensitive patient information in an ethical and confidential manner. Skill in establishing, organizing, maintaining, and reviewing a comprehensive computerized patient database. Basic computer literacy with working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be willing and able to deal with delivery and/or coordination of all levels of case management for individual patients and their families.
Preferred: Familiarity with the CCS and MediCal programs. Bilingual oral and written communication skills (English/Spanish). Working knowledge of Pediatric pulmonary and cystic fibrosis centered care.