Type of patients and scope of practice: This unit
features private and semi-private patient rooms, 5:1 patient ratio and specialize in acute medical condition such as Crohn's disease, meningitis, sickle-cell crisis, cellulitis, pulmonary/infectious disease and diabetes.
Location: La Jolla-Thornton 3rd Floor
Number of Beds: 27
We require a CA Rn license, BART (BCLS) certification, minimum 1 year
of recent RN experience in a medical surgical
unit. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Certified Medical Surgery RN
(CMSRN) and experience in a teaching facility is preferred.
Specialty programs or certifications: As
a unit, we partner with Thornton 3 West and participate in patient
research and sponsor the annual BONES (Bonafide Orthopedic Nursing
Education Symposium) which is the largest Ortho Nursing Education day in
Training programs: Newly hired
staff are required to complete a competency-based orientation which is
individualized to the newly hired staff based on experience level and
competency in the specialty. We participate in the New Grad Residency
Program (NGRP) and the length of orientation is determined by the nurse
manager in collaboration with the unit preceptor.
95% of our nursing staff are BSN prepared and 52% of the staff are certified medical surgical RN's. 3 East received the "Power of customer Satisfaction" service Excellence Award (The WOW factor). We offer opportunities for professional growth,
continued learning and career development. The wide variety of patients
makes working here both challenging and rewarding.