What’s the buzz? Our latest BEE award winner!

Congratulations to Raquel Samson, CNA, CTU, our latest BEE Award winner! Raquel is highly esteemed by her patients, their families and coworkers for always being professional and efficient with a considerate and attentive attitude. She is compassionate towards her patients, and handles her duties skillfully. In fact, a patient’s family member has noted that, “Raquel demonstrated exceptional sense of responsibility to her duties…with great joy and understanding.” That’s Raquel! It is these qualities we recognize in all of our BEE winners. We’re proud to acknowledge and thank Raquel for “beeing” exceptional every day.

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Celebrating Nursing Excellence at GAMC!

What a great time we had at GAMC celebrating National Hospital and Nurses Week this year! It was a week full of fun and festivities as our family came together to enjoy many great activities, including a barbecue, massages, cafe treats and much more. But the highlight of the week was the Annual Nursing Awards luncheon. We were proud and honored to acknowledge these outstanding nurses:

• Nurse of the Year 2017; Amberly Domantay, CTU.
• Medical Surgical Nurse of the Year; Shila Tom, 4-Medical.
• Critical Care Nurse of the Year; Irvin Cabana, SICU.
• Peri-Operative Nurse of the Year; Tassanee Sanimtong.
• Behavioral Health Nurse of the Year; Annabelle Chu, PAC.
• Telemetry Nurse of the Year; Mirza Alvarez, STU.
• ED Nurse of the Year; Lindsey Swihart.
• Perinatal Nurse of the Year; Nakshun Petrosyan, Couplet Care.
• Catheterization Lab Nurse of the Year; Travis Vitto.
• New Grad Nurse of the Year; Dennis Paican, CITU.
• Nursing Assistant of the Year; Maria Parada, 4-Medical.
• Monitor Tech/Secretary of the Year; Kristen Peterson, NTU.
• Ancillary RN of the Year; Gemma Bito-Onon, Case Management.
• AH Nursing Professional Practice Model RN; Irvin Cabana, SICU.

Celebrating National Nurses Week has been a GAMC tradition since 1954. This year, our theme was ‘Celebrating Nursing Excellence. As you can see from the above winners, we had a lot to celebrate!

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Going for the gold – and getting it!

When a person has a stroke, seconds count. That’s why Glendale Adventist Medical Center is excited to announce that we have received the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes our commitment to quickly providing the most appropriate and effective stroke treatment possible. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA. “This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said our Stroke Coordinator, Michelle Jocson, DNP, CNRN. “We continue to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”

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OR RNs: A New Name for Us. A Great New Opportunity for You!

San Joaquin Community Hospital is now Adventist Health Bakersfield. Though we have a new name, we remain Kern County’s trusted sources for exceptional patient care. This new name for our 254-bed comprehensive, acute care hospital could also mean an exciting new career for you.

Right now, we invite you to take a step “behind the red line” and experience amazing OR opportunities. In our high volume and highly supportive multi-specialty OR, you’ll work with the latest video, robotics and brain mapping technology to provide award-winning care. We’ve already achieved numerous national recognitions, including:

  • Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award and 5-Star Award – putting us in the Top 5 percent in the nation for cranial neurosurgery
  • One of only two hospitals in California to receive 5-Star Awards for Heart Care
  • Five-Star award for Hip Fracture Treatment

Our shared governance model and commitment to your ongoing learning and development enable you to achieve your highest aspirations as you contribute to our faith-based culture of sacred work. To get you off to a great start with us, we also offer a generous sign-on bonus and relocation package. In addition to all of these advantages, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of our Bakersfield location, including affordable housing, a beautiful climate and easy access to the best of Central and Southern California.

Please apply for this role at: sjchsmartmove@ah.org or APPLY ONLINE.

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Adventist Health RN Residency Program

Adventist Health Glendale is accepting applications for the upcoming new graduate AH Nurse Residency Program.

The program is a structured orientation and professional development, designed to ease the transition from new graduate to professional nurse. Currently, Adventist Health Glendale is scheduled to accept three Nurse Residency cohorts in 2017: January 17, May 15, and September 18.

Positions are available in the following units:

  • Telemetry
  • Med/Surg
  • Women’s
  • Critical Care
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Emergency Department

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 (BSN preferred); Associate Degree RNs accepted
  • Official or unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation are required
  • Less than six (6) months of acute care experience working as an RN
  • Applicants with non-acute experience for longer than 6 months may also be considered at the discretion of the criteria set by each hospital team
  • Resident must be a licensed RN prior to start of the program; Interim Permits (IP) will not be accepted
  • Each site will determine the appropriate job description and pay scale for the resident
  • Attendance is mandatory for scheduled classes
  • Vacations will not be permitted during the Clinical Immersion phase of the residency

Once hired, RN will be required to sign an RN Resident Employment Commitment Agreement with a minimum period of two years of full-time employment.

Benefits:

  • Health benefits start on the first day of the month following hire date
  • Additional benefits include retirement plan, tuition assistance, annual specialty certification/degree bonus, longterm disability, on-site child care, employee referral bonus, paid leave bank, and more!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

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Mentor Others and Elevate Your Career as a Program Manager, Clinical Education (Perinatal)

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is committed to sharing God’s love by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person.

Right now, we have an excellent opportunity for a Labor and Delivery Nurse who wants to elevate their career by developing other nurses. Our Program Manager of Clinical Education (Perinatal) will be a clinical coach and mentor in our exceptional Maternity Center – part of our Women and Children Services.

The Program Manager will get strong support from a talented team that includes Clinical Practice/Patient Safety Specialists, Charge Nurses, IS, Nurse Practitioners, L&D, NICU Nurses, and will also collaborate with nursing and hospital leaders.

Our Maternity Centers brings approximately 200 babies into the world every month and provides new mothers with outstanding clinical care in a comforting environment. This includes our world-class perinatology program, which offers care for women with high-risk pregnancies.

Qualified candidates for the Program Manager position must have a BSN, a current California RN license, three to five years of clinical experience in L&D and a desire to make a difference in clinical practice and patient safety every day. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and ongoing opportunities for cross training among the various disciplines within the Maternity Center.

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Nowhere he’d rather be than GAMC!

Nowhere he’d rather be than GAMC!

Irvin Cabana’s first and only job as a nurse since graduation has been with Glendale Adventist Medical Center. In his nine years at GAMC, Cabana has advanced into his role as Surgical Intensive Care Unit charge nurse – a position he’s wanted since nursing school. Cabana started in telemetry and used it as a stepping stone into the emergency room. He has worked in all critical care units at the hospital and currently takes care of patients with neurological afflictions, such as those who suffered a stroke, head injury and postoperative heart patients, many of whom, he says, make an appreciative visit to the hospital every so often. “To me, nursing is a calling because if you don’t go into it with full dedication, it will be very hard,” Cabana said. “It’s hard in general but to just give somebody a second chance is just amazing.”

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A career inspired by faith, family and community.A career inspired by faith, family and community.

When Patricia Vasquez was considering a home for her nursing career, she did a lot of research on White Memorial Medical Center. She liked what she saw. In particular, Patricia was attracted to WMMC’s faith-based culture and its commitment to the community. When she joined us, she was even more impressed by the family-like environment she found. “From the moment you walk in the doors and through the hallways, you’ll feel the passion everyone shares for doing what’s right for patients and their families,” notes Patricia. “The people here are deeply concerned with your well being, both spiritually and physically.” As Director of Nursing Operations, Patricia knows the importance of career development and has experienced WMMC’s culture of growth. She is always looking for others who are committed to learning, growing and making a difference in the community. Patricia admits, “I’m always learning myself.”

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A winning streak for patient safety!

A winning streak for patient safety!

For the fifth straight year, the Leapfrog Group has given Glendale Adventist Medical Center an “A” rating for hospital safety. The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Their Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Glendale Adventist Medical Center was one of just 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for our commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. “GAMC is proud to have earned its fifth consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog national ratings program, recognizing hospitals for their commitment to patient safety,” said Despina Kayichian, MD, MsHCA, CPHQ, VP of Medical Affairs and Quality, GAMC.

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Glendale Adventist has Case Management Openings

Our Case Management professionals serve a vital role in coordinating our diverse care functions for our patients. If you’re committed to delivering quality and compassion across the continuum of care, take a look at these opportunities. Click on the title to learn more and apply if you’re the right fit!

Case Management Educator fulfills all the functions of a Case Manager by utilizing good leadership skills and providing support for determining the appropriateness of acute hospital admission, continued stay and discharge.

Case Manager for Acute is a per-diem position. You will lead a multidisciplinary team across the continuum of care to initiate, implement and coordinate all aspects of the utilization management and discharge planning function – from admission through post-discharge. Your primary focus is on the severity of patient illness and the intensity and appropriateness of medical services. You’ll also plan, implement, and evaluate plans of care as well as provide ongoing monitoring of appropriateness of that care in conjunction with hospital and community resources.

Appeals Reviewer is responsible for recovering revenue associated with disputed/denied clinical claims or those eligible for clinical review. You will also prepare documentation of appeals based on disputed/denied clinical criteria.

Remote Case Manager, is an office based position that collaborates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary care team in screening patients and potential discharges for appropriate level of care. You will identify patients who may benefit from Case Management and provide community resource information to patients and their families. You will work with patients and their families to develop discharge plans and ensure that appropriate referrals to community resources are made. You will work to reduce unnecessary lengths of stay and the overutilization of hospital services. Telecommuting is not available for this role.

Please contact Eileen Legaspi – legaspem@ah.org if you have any questions!

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