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Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Do you thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments? Are you highly organized, think quickly, and passionate about working in the ordered chaos that comes with immediate patient care? Are you ready to support the needs of patients and your teammates through the challenges of emergency medical situations? If you said yes, keep reading - we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

As part of the Emergency Department (ED) team at Hoag Hospital, Irvine, you'll give direct inpatient nursing care as per the California Nurse Practice Act, and in support of the mission of the Patient Care Services Division. Being a Hoag Clinical Nurse I means serving our community by using research and evidence-based outcomes, and collaborating with members of your team to offer the highest level of care to those who depend on us.

Inside Hoag Irvine's ED

As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Hoag's Irvine Emergency Department provides high-quality and compassionate emergency medical care; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ED currently has 12 beds, but will be expanding to 38 by 2019. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:4, depending on the acuity of patients assigned, and you'll be collaborating with Emergency Board Certified Physicians, Emergency Care Technicians and Clinical Social Workers, just to name a few. The patient population served ranges from infant to geriatric and includes a broad scope of emergency diagnoses.

As a Hoag ED nurse, your primary responsibility will be caring for patients requiring the following interventions:

  • Cardiac and ST segment monitoring
  • Cardioversion and defibrillation
  • Central venous catheters and chest drainage
  • Critical medications, intravenous therapy, and conscious sedation
  • Ventilator management, rapid sequence intubation, and tracheostomy care
  • 12 lead ECG, transcutaneous and transvenous pacer insertion
  • Phlebotomy, Accu-Chek and NIH Stroke Scale
  • Restraint management, assaultive behavior, and other medical, psychiatric and surgical diagnoses

Other duties may include:

  • Assessing and documenting a complete physical assessment, nursing interventions, and teaching and discharge needs for patients assigned to each shift, utilizing documentation guidelines, Standards of Care and Pathway goals.
  • Communicating changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor and the physician directing care, as well as pertinent information at shift report using the patient Plan of Care (POC).
  • Administering medications and intravenous therapy with the ability to assess the appropriate indication dosing and effects of the medication administered.
  • Assessing the educational ability/level for the patient, incorporating available educational material into patient/significant other teaching and documenting understanding in the patient record.
  • Appropriately assesses, intervenes and cares for the adult/geriatric patient, family and significant other requiring emotional support, coping support and care for significant life changes and end of life issues. Coordinates support services with Social Services, Pastoral Care, Case Management, etc.

Hoag nurses consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance and conduct. They're driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they're deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we'll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies and procedures.

We're keen on following safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve.

Hoag is the Place to Be

We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We're deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy:

  • Annual performance incentives
  • Safe Harbor bonuses
  • Competitive 401 (k) program with matching contributions
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
  • On-site childcare at our Newport Beach location
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • On-site Wellness Centers in our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, Pilates, and fitness coaches

We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the-box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member of our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more.


  • Active California RN License.
  • ACLS, BLS, NIHSS, and PALS certifications.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of recent acute hospital experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you haven't obtained a BSN upon hire, you will be asked to begin a BSN program within one year of the hire date and obtain your BSN within two years of starting the program.


  • BSN.
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification.
  • One (1) year or more of Emergency Room or Critical Care experience.
  • Additional skills and knowledge of various equipment and software may be required.

There's No Place Like Hoag

Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County in a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California.

We're an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care - but we can't do it without you.

To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube -


  • Job ID #: 62628
  • Type: Full Time
  • Shift: 3rd (1900-730)

Join the conversation and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @hoagcareers.

Hoag is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Irvine , CLINICAL NURSE I - IRVINE EMERGENCY DEPT (Irvine, CA, US), Other , Irvine, California

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