Our Transition to Acute Care (TAC) program provides foundational concepts that assist nurses transitioning into the acute care setting with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for safe, competent, and independent practice. TAC participants will attend a series of 8 didactic and skills training sessions, shadow experiences across multiple departments, mentorship in key nursing concepts and train with a dedicated unit preceptor.
All candidates must submit the following documents as an attachment in their application to be considered. Please only attach the required documents listed below:
- 2-3 professional letters of recommendation (1 manager/supervisor, 1-2 colleagues)
Personal Statement (please limit each answer to one paragraph for the questions below)
1. Which specialty/department are you most interested in and why?
2. Why did you choose USC Verdugo Hills Hospital?
Minimum Education: Graduation from Registered Nurse Program BSN desired (if not upon hire, will obtain within 5 years preferred) Minimum Experience/Knowledge: Must have less than two years of non acute care experience as a Registered Nurse Required License/Certification:California Registered Nurse License Certification in clinical specialty or management desired •Surgery: BLS, ACLS •PACU/SDS/ GI Lab: BLS, ACLS, PALS •Cath Lab: BLS, ACLS •ED: BLS, ACLS, PALS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire), NIHSS (within 30 days of hire), NRP (within 6 months of hire), ENPC (within 12 months of hire), •L&D/Post-Partum: BLS, ACLS, NRP •NICU: BLS, PALS, NRP •Nursery: BLS, NRP •Geropsych: BLS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire) •ICU/ 5S and 4th Telemetry: BLS, ACLS, NIHSS (within 30 days of hire) •6th Med Surg: BLS, ACLS, NIHSS (within 30 days of hire) BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP must be AHA certified. All certifications must be active effective date of hire/transfer unless otherwise indicated. As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials. The hourly rate range for this position is $43.00 to $75.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.