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Advanced Clinician RN - Neuroscience PCU - Sharp Grossmont Hospital Neuroscience Building - Nights - Full Time

Job ID JR148339 Date posted 03/22/2024
La Mesa, California
  • Grossmont Hospital
  • Night
  • Regular
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

Job Details


Shift Start Time:

Shift End Time:

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$65.250 - $75.720 - $86.180

The stated pay scale reflects the range as defined by the collective bargaining agreement between Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Professional Nurses Network, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, NUHHCE, AFSME, AFL-CIO.  Placement within the range is based on years of RN experience.

What You Will Do
To provide direct and indirect nursing services to patients and families.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is proud to be Sharp HealthCare’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, and East San Diego County’s largest healthcare facility. Sharp Grossmont Hospital has also been awarded its fourth Magnet designation for excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care.  

The Neuroscience program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers the most advanced neurological and surgical treatments in the region. Our state-of-the-art neuroscience unit is dedicated to the care of patients with both common and rare neurological conditions. Neuroscience nurses receive a robust, neurology and neurosurgery-specific orientation including didactic, skill, preceptor, and simulation sessions. Initial orientation, combined with annual education, provides nurses with a strong neuroscience foundation, and enables them to provide top tier care for this specialty patient population. This broad neuroscience foundation of knowledge also supports neuroscience nurses to take the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) certification exam after 1 year of experience. Professional development and growth opportunities are strongly supported through the Magnet structure, research, conferences, lectures, webinars, certification, and education reimbursement.

We’re excited at the prospect of you joining our dynamic team of healthcare professionals. This team is inclusive of, but not limited to, nursing assistants, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, imaging technicians, nurse practitioners, hospitalists, and several other integral roles. After joining our team, you along with many others will be intimately involved in the cutting-edge delivery of specialized neuroscience care at Sharp Grossmont.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of nursing school.
  • 2 Years recent pertinent clinical experience as defined by the CBA.
  • California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) - Various-Employee provides certificate -REQUIRED.

Essential Functions

  • Clinical advancement

    _Uses systematic planning, appropriate methods and timely exchange of information with multidisciplinary team and patient/family to coordinate care._
    Demonstrates leadership in the identification, resolution and evaluation of system/practice/workflow issues.
    Sought out for critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
    Demonstrates an intuitive grasp of a clinical situation and without wasteful consideration to alternatives, focuses on problem-solution.
    Able to identify high priority potential crises before significant clinical changes are evident.
  • Clinical judgment and decision making

    _Utilizes the nursing process and a critical thinking approach to provide patient care that incorporates the mind, body and spirit; is individualized, goal directed, and consistent with current standards of safety._
    Recognized resource, leader and problem-solver for staff in and outside of the unit.
    Identified as a clinical expert. Serves as a clinical resource and contributes to professional development/education of other staff members.
    Integrates care with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate patients' access to needed resource from preadmission to discharge.
    Applies nursing principles in the provision of science-based comprehensive care delivery to identified patient population.
    Assumes leadership role in interdisciplinary conference by initiating, facilitating and communication.
    Uses critical thinking skills to individualize information, to analyze it and draw conclusion.
    Thinks creatively to generate and evaluate ideas for making decisions and solving problems for the patient/family.

    _Documents per department/entity guidelines of care and policies and procedures.
    Supports documentation process helping others to understand regulatory and legal requirements an implication.
  • Clinical leadership

    _Delegates/assigns and communicates expectations for care delivery processes to each member of the team._
    Coaches health care team member on how to determine if delegated task is appropriately assigned, how to accept a delegated task, and each individual's accountability for performing and completing the task.
    Uses judgment and problem-solving skills to assess appropriateness of physician's orders, is unafraid to question orders and to initiate, redirect and resolve issues.
    Assists staff in developing communication skills that result in customer satisfaction.
    Guides staff in new patient situations and/or those unfamiliar to the nurse or not commonly seen in the department.

    _Helps coworkers improve performance. _
    Transfers knowledge and mentors others to improve clinical practice.
    Applies expert nursing principles that will directly result in improved outcomes as assessed by patient, family, physicians, and staff.
    Assists with matching patients' needs with staff ability and/or developmental needs.
    Organized and able to clearly present a formal class or presentation by using words, examples, pictures or graphics.
  • Nurse-patient/family relationship

    _Establishes a therapeutic relationship with patient and family._
    Recognized as a resource to staff for regulatory issues including EMTALA, Durable Power of Attorney, Organ Donations, Consents and Withdrawal of Life Support.
    Identifies ethical dilemmas and takes appropriate steps to resolve issues in a timely manner.
    Uses alternative and complex strategies to interact with and create a therapeutic relationship with patients' and families who are perceived as challenging by others.
    Teaches these strategies to other health care providers.

    _Provides age-appropriate patient education that facilitates recovery, self-care, end-of-life care and health maintenance, health promotion, and wellness. _
    Is recognized as a resource for others in developing teaching plans and modifying teaching strategies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrates advanced competencies in all areas of the unit skills. Serves as a role model for professional behavior through participation in committees. Assumes the responsibility of resource role and teaching role. Assumes the responsibilities of charge nurse and preceptor for new graduates and/or new orientees to unit. Demonstrates leadership skills, which allow the nurse to positively influence the practice of others. Provides expert direct patient care and integrates care with multidisciplinary team to facilitate patient access to needed resources from pre-admission to discharge. Demonstrates expert nursing principles that directly result in improved outcomes as assessed by patients, family, physicians and staff. Transfers knowledge and mentors others to improve clinical practice. Demonstrates complex problem solving and the use of critical thinking skills. Recognizes inconsistencies in patient care and manages potential complications. Applies knowledge, expertise and leadership to achieve outcomes for unit/department/hospital/organization/community. Complies with all regulatory and accreditation standards. May participate in the process of evidence-based research utilization. Demonstrates critical thinking skills. Serves as a role model for professional behavior through participation in committees.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.

California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) - Various-Employee provides certificate

Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

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