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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  2nd

Job Summary

The Clinical Nurse I  for Home Health– role provides direct patient care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act to assigned patients within Home Health. The nurse collaborates with other disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of safe, timely and appropriate quality patient care. This includes providing physical assessments, nursing interventions, pain management, medication administrations, specimen collection, meeting nutritional needs, and teaching and discharge needs of the patients assigned. Utilizes the nursing process based on evidence-based best practices to meet patient care needs. Evaluates and adjusts the nursing care process as necessary with consultation as needed, and confers with the appropriate resource personnel when making ethical/legal/medical dilemma decisions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

Adaptability - Ability to change as environmental, organizational, workload, task, direction and other conditions change while reacting in a positive and constructive manner.


Equipment Knowledge – Knowledge of equipment, tools, technology and other devices in work area and the ability to use them to the extent required for the job. For clinical equipment, this is demonstrated by unit based competency testing.

Infection Control - Follows all policies and procedures used to minimize the risk of spreading infections.


Job Knowledge - The knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the job. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit based competency testing.

Medication Management - Manages and administers prescribed medication, ECT and perioperative care, medication adherence assessment, medication education, medication review, and, monitoring of side effects of medication.


Patient Counseling - Able to give advice or guidance in a specific area of clinical expertise or knowledge which results in a problem solved, information provided, and possibly a plan of action for the person seeking assistance

Patient Documentation - Preparation and delivery of patient information in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the job. Includes what happens during a clinical visit with patients and why a particular procedure or service is being performed or why a particular device is being used.


Patient Safety – Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related situations.


Treatment Planning - Ability to anticipate resource needs and then arrange, prioritize and shape activities to meet Treatment Planning objectives.


Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.


Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses vocabulary and grammar appropriate to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.


Diversity - Able to demonstrate the knowledge and practice of Diversity in the workplace. Able to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives, without anyone being advantaged or disadvantaged by irrelevant considerations.


Organization Behavioral Competencies

Trust & Accountability

Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior.  Takes responsibility for both words and actions.  Acts with integrity.  Maintains patient confidentiality.


Business Acumen

Uses resources, equipment and finances appropriately.  Demonstrates the functional and technical skills to do the job effectively.  Willing and actively shares his/her knowledge with others.  Accepts changes and adapts to new situations and responsibilities. 



Delivers superior customer service consistent with the Hoag Experience.   Displays a professional image.  Demonstrates tact, diplomacy and understanding when dealing with difficult situations.  Listens and asks questions to understand patient and customer needs.  Builds relationships with internal customers and employees.  Admits mistakes and takes service recovery to steps to ensure any issues or problems are quickly addressed.  Ensures that all information and services provided are safe, accurate, and available in a timely manner and meet regulatory requirements.



Brings forth creative ideas (one’s own or others) to address patient, physician, customer, and community needs.  Looks for creative or new ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.  Adopts new processes, techniques and methods.  Stays current with technologies and advances in his/her area, department and/or field.


Education and Experience

Clinical Nurse I’s at Magnet designated facilities only require a BSN or that a BSN program is started within one year of hire date and BSN degree is attained within two years of the starting the BSN program. BSN preferred. Additional requirements for specific departments are as follows:


Advanced Brain and Spine Unit: Neurology and Neurosurgery telemetry experience preferred, including but not limited to: stroke, seizure, brain tumor/surgery, Parkinson’s, spinal surgery.

Acute Rehab: Experience in Functional Improvement Measure (FIM) preferred. Previous experience in rehab nursing preferred.

Cardiac Telemetry: Successful completion of Sub-Intensive, Intermediate, Progressive or Critical Care course/experience required. Successful completion of ECG test required. Fulfills mandatory stroke education requirements per certification agency

Gamma Knife: Previous telemetry experience preferred including but not limited to PACU, ED, ICU/CCU, GI Lab units. Successful completion of ECG test required.

GI Lab: Moderate Sedation experience required. Previous GI nursing experience preferred.  Solid computer technical skills required, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and additional Organizational systems (Affinity, SMS, and PACS).

Gyn/Urol: Medical/Surgical, Gyn/Urology experience preferred.

Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI): Experience in cardiac telemetry required.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI): ADN required. Successful completion of ECG test required. Orthopedic nursing experience preferred. BSN preferred.


Home HealthCompletion of Associates degree in Nursing or higher education. One (1) year of clinical nursing experience required, home health care experience preferred.  Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.


Hospice:  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.  Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Ortho Surgery Center: Successful completion of ECG test required. Two years clinical/management experience preferred.

Outpatient Treatment Center: Chemotherapy/biotherapy certification required.

Radiation Oncology: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Radiation Oncology in an acute healthcare system environment and one (1) year supervisory experience in an acute healthcare system environment.


Radiology: Interventional Radiology experience preferred.  

Surgical – 6 West: Experience in SUB-ICU required. Experience on Surgical-6 West unit preferred.


All Clinical Nurse I’s must have current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.




All Clinical Nurse I’s are required to have current BLS certification prior to clinical rotation. Department specific certification requirements are as follows:

Acute Rehab: FIM certification, Certified Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN) and NIHSS certification preferred.


Advanced Brain and Spine Unit: NIHSS and ACLS required upon hire. Fulfills mandatory stroke education requirements per certification agency. CNRN &/or SCRN preferred.

Cardiac Telemetry: ACLS required upon hire. Completes annual stroke education per Hoag Hospital guidelines. PCCN preferred.

Gamma Knife: ACLS and PALS certification is required within 30 days of hire.

GI Lab: ACLS required.

Gynecology/Urology:  Requires ONS Biotherapy/Chemotherapy Certificate on hire or within year of hire as designated by manager.

Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI): ACLS required upon hire. Completes annual stroke education per Hoag Hospital guidelines. PCCN preferred.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI): ACLS required.

Oncology/Pulmonary/Sepsis: ACLS upon hire. Biotherapy/Chemotherapy certification required to administer chemotherapy.

Radiology: ACLS and PALS certifications required. NIHSS certification required within 30 days of hire. CRN certification preferred. Neuro Interventional Radiology – Fulfills mandatory stroke education requirements per certification agency.


Telemetry: ACLS required. Previous Telemetry experience preferred. Irvine Tele -  Certified Stroke Nurses only:  Fulfills mandatory stroke education requirements per certification agency

and maintains NIHSS certification.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Home Care, Medical, Neurology, Rehabilitation, Oncology, Healthcare

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