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Advance Practice Nurse

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Tracking Code - 14328

Job Description - Assumes clinical leadership responsibilities for nursing and nursing practice. Active in house-wide clinical program planning. The primary focus of this position is the advancement of expert nursing practice. Evaluates clinical practice for patient care and monitors the standards of practice. Provides the use of evidence-based resources, change and system theories to promote organizational improvements. Facilitates point of service decision making activities, including but not limited to education, research and performance improvement for their areas of expertise.

Basic Qualifications (REQUIRED): Masters degree required. Current California RN license.

Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED): Two years full-time equivalent of experience as an RN. BLS for Health Care Provider from the American Heart Association required by start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous APN or equivalent clinical leadership experience highly preferred. Prefer three to five years working in specialty area. CNS certification preferred. Prefer Masters in nursing. Masters in related field acceptable with bachelors in nursing. National Board Certification through ANCC and/or equivalent in specialty area preferred .

PLEASE NOTE: While you may be assigned a position at a specific Scripps location, based on business needs and as part of the One Scripps vision, you understand that you may be required to work in a similar department at sites across the system.


Job Location - San Diego, California, United States
Position Type - Full-Time/Regular
Department - Nursing Support
Job Type - Full-Time
Shift Type - Days
Shift Hours - 8 Hour Shift
Days Worked - Monday-Friday
Division - Scripps Hospitals

Click here to apply - scrippshealth-openhire.silkroad.com


Registered Nurse Practitioner - Wound Care

Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014


Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"

Salary: $82,406.00 - $140,523.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-00/00

Location(s): Menlo Park, California

Open Period: 1/31/2014 to 2/13/2014

Announcement Number: 1039926AV

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates interdisciplinary plans to care for all referred Veterans with wound issues.
  • Performs specialized procedures, such removal of devitalized tissue, removal of sutures and other procedures as per specialty training, referring complex cases to appropriate treating specialty.
  • Writes wound care dressing orders and supplies for inpatients and outpatients.
  • In collaboration with the Director of the Wound Care Program, provides oversight and accountability for staff wound care competencies.
  • Manages and organize quarterly pressure ulcer Prevalence audits.
  • Maintain expert knowledge on wound care products and specialty bed rental equipment.
  • Documents wound management education given to patient and caregiver upon discharge.
  • Conducts educational programs for nurses, physicians, and others on wound care issues.
  • Implements nursing functions and plans of care for the care of patients with wound issues and initiates patient education.
  • Collaborates on inpatients discharge planning and initiates consults to other services.
  • Functions as the point of contact for wound care consults, completes CPRS documentation for each patient visit, and responds to patient phone calls.
  • Refers patient's to other community, based health care providers, and agencies for provision of additional services.
  • Coordinates and monitors the outcome of the referral and integrates any recommended treatment into the management plan.
  • Provides coverage to Palo Alto and Livermore Wound care Clinics


Linda Shiraishi, RNC, FNP, CWON
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Wound Care Specialist
4951 Arroyo Road, Bldg 90
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: 925-373-4700 ext 35605
Cell 650-906-4465



Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014


JOB SUMMARY:The hospital WOCN has the responsibility and accountability for program development and management of patients with complex draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, fecal and urinary incontinence and ostomies.

This is a 64 hour, Day Shift position.


  1. Graduate of an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program preferred; may be currently enrolled in an accredited WOC Nursing Education program or enroll upon hire as long as program is completed within 6 months of hiring
  2. Maintains Board Certification or becomes Board Certified within six months of graduation from an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program
  3. Minimum two years recent relevant nursing experience
  4. Current RN licensure to practice in California
  5. BSN preferred
  6. Proficiency preferred using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  8. AHA BLS for the HealthCare provider certification

ValleyCare Health System is comprised of two state-of -the-art medical facilities, ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton and Valley Memorial in Livermore. To mirror the exciting growth of our communities, the Pleasanton campus recently increased the number of our Emergency Room licensed beds to eighteen, as well as increased the size of our Medical Surgical Department by 24 beds. ValleyCare is a center of clinical and service excellence and the genuine care, comfort and dignity of our patients and employees is our highest commitment. That's the benefit of being an independent, not-for-profit community hospital and what distinguishes us from other organizations.

We offer competitive salaries and full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b, Pension Plan, Flexible Spending and PTO (Paid Time Off).

For more information about ValleyCare, please visit our website: www.valleycare.com

Please send your resume to:
Lori Ingersoll, HR Coordinator
ValleyCare Health Systems
925-373-4094 Office
925-373-4172 Fax


Clinical Nurse 1.0, days WOCN (Wound Care) (26219)

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013



Category: Nursing

Job Type: Full Time

Schedule: Days

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Req: 26219

Job Description

Utilizes independent decision-making to design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a program of comprehensive nursing care for a patient population, which includes patients with ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy or fistulae, complex wound care including the VAC and incontinent patients. Designs, implements, coordinates and evaluates education for the specified patient population and for other care providers working with these patients. Provides direct patient care.

Job Qualifications

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN Prefered.
Licensure: Current California RN license
Current Healthcare Provide BLS certification
WOCN Certification

Experience: Minimum 3 years med/surg nursing experience. 5 years experience working with wounds and ostomies prefer



Nurse Practitioner Wound Care 1.0 days (25284)

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013



Category: Advanced Practice

Job Type: Full Time

Schedule: Days

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Req: 25284

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors.
Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board and Board of Directors.


Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns

Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients

Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies

Administers, orders, furnishes and/or prescribes medications

Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products

Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services

Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency

Obtains informed consent

Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges

Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds

Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary

Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services

Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources

Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

Job Qualifications

WOCN certified required.

Physician Assistant (PA):

Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.
Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):

Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Physician Assistant (PA):

Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of California
Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)
An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients

Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain services/departments.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):

Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California
National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).
Note: New graduate NPs will be allotted six (6) months from their graduation date to obtain national board certification.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), required only if furnishing medications
An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients.

Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.


Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013



Company: Nu-Hope Laboratories, Inc.

City: Los Angeles, California

Date needed by: Flexible

Position: Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse

Education requirement: BSN

Experience: 2+ years

Details/Descriptions: Here at Nu-Hope Laboratories, Inc. we pride ourselves by going above and beyond the call of duty when managing ostomy patients, and have done so for over 54 years. Currently, we are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly motivated certified wound ostomy person who embraces our philosophy. The position involves education training our office staff, custom fit patients with pouches and hernia support belts, assist with research and development of new products, assist with creating short informative and/or demonstrative videos, and to be a main advocate in establishing new Medicare product codes. In addition, this full time position offers a very competitive salary, paid medical and dental insurance, annual bonus, and 401k contribution. If this sounds like the position for you, please send inquiries to brad@nu-hope.com or simply call our toll free number: 1.800.899.5017.