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Lead Clinical Nurse - RN, SICU, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 94491 Date posted: March 14, 2019

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • SICU (2W)
  • Night Job
  • Full-Time

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Looking for a leader with strong communication skills, able to work with a variety of people and patients. Coordinate shift operations in the Surgical ICU, overseeing the care of 24 patients. Identify clinical learning needs of staff and assures learning is achieved. Responsible for staff evaluations. Quarterly Leadership training for all leaders. Many opportunities for growth. Fast paced exciting SICU. Patient population includes post cardiac surgery including mechanical circulatory support( ie. LVAD,RVAD, IABP, CPS), cardiac transplants (initial post op phase), Level II Trauma center, Neuro patients (Camino, ventric, licox), general surgical, and CRRT/SLED, computerized charting system. Provide code team RN and rapid response RN. 

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Sharp Memorial Hospital is an intense and fast moving 24-bed unit. Our primary patient populations are cardiac surgical, major trauma and complex general surgical. We also provide care for a number of patients with a variety of different mechanical assist devices. We pride ourselves in being the best place to work, for patients to receive care and for physicians to bring their patients. The SICU achieved “Silver Beacon” status which is a designation conferred by the AACN to ICUs demonstrating clinical excellence. If you desire an atmosphere of continual learning that is challenging and stimulating, this is the place for you!

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multiorgan transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Applicant may be eligible for Relocation Reimbursement up to $2500

Sharp employees are eligible for a $1000 employee referral bonus



This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County




12-hour, Night shift; 7:00 pm - 7:30 am (times may vary upon department needs); including every other weekend.  This is full-time position, (.9): 72 hours/per pay period. Some mandatory meetings outside these hours, typically during regular business hours.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Associates of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Current ACLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Three to five years current adult Medical/Surgical Intensive Care RN experience in an Acute Care setting
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Team building experience
  • Demonstrates advanced competencies in all areas of the unit skills
  • Demonstrates leadership skills, which allow the nurse to positively influence the practice of others  
  • Demonstrates expert nursing principles that directly result in improved outcomes as assessed by patients, family, physicians and staff
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to effectively participate on a high functioning Leadership team and engage in and consistently demonstrate the Sharp Healthcare Leadership behavior standards

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Current CCRN certification
  • Current NIHSS certification
  • Leadership experience
  • Preceptor experience
  • Current critical care experience in a multi-specialty unit to include: trauma, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular surgery
  • Demonstrates ability to care for patients with devices including: ECMO, LVAD, and Impella 

Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
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.
Keyword:  Clinical Nurse Lead-RN, Registered Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care, ICU


  • Medical, vision and dental

  • Generous time off

  • Flexible schedule

  • Professional growth

  • Wellness Programs

  • Education reimbursement

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