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Nursing at Los Robles

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center would like you to become a part of our growing professional nursing team. Our facility continues to search for those individuals who wish to be a part of a strong tradition rich in heritage and culture. Those who choose to work at Los Robles Regional Medical Center will enjoy the many experiences and opportunities they are afforded, as well as the teamwork and camaraderie that is promoted within.

Los Robles Regional Medical Center is known for its creative and innovative style of medical treatment. When you join this facility, you must believe in providing the highest quality of care.

Los Robles Regional Medical Center offers you:

  • A career planning profile tailored to meet your needs
  • Mentoring/Preceptor Program
  • Clinical Ladder Program
  • High Quality Care Standards
  • Nursing Professional Development Council

We want your career path to be an exciting one, filled with as many educational opportunities that you wish to be involved in. Let Los Robles Regional Medical Center be your hospital of choice to provide you with the experiences you deserve. Become a part of the Los Robles Regional Medical Center Team, where “caring is our calling.”

Sincerely,
The Nursing Administration Staff at Los Robles Regional Medical Center

High Standards of Care

Nurses work with all members of the facility to verify and adopt high standards of care from National Accrediting Organizations, as evidenced by recognition from:

  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • American College of Surgeons for Level II Trauma Designation
  • Certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center

Additionally, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center received the Joint Commission Top Performing Hospitals Award on Key Quality Measures (2013). This national survey assesses hospital performance based on four quality and safety practices that are proven to reduce preventable medical mistakes and is endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF). This data is publicly reported.

Leadership in Quality & Patient Safety

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center nurses are partners in continued Quality improvement for:

  • Core Measures
  • Reduce hospital acquired conditions
  • Improve Fall Prevention each year
  • Improve Pressure Ulcers rate each year
  • Patient Satisfaction

These positive results earned by Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center show nursing's effort to create a culture of safety.

The hospital has received additional recognition:

  • Critical Care Nurses at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
  • Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been named the #1 Consumer Choice Award Winner for 16 years by the National Research Corporation
  • Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been honored in the Ventura County Star newspaper's Reader's Choice Award for the past nine years

Secure Nursing Advancement

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is well along its journey to continually provide high Quality Care, enhancing the Nursing standards as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for Clinical Pathways designation. Nursing at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center meets the national ANCC standards in several key areas according to licensed-bed size:

  • Decreased RN turnover
  • Decreased RN vacancy
  • RN Average Length of employment
  • RN decision-makers with graduate degrees
  • Nursing theorist model – Patricia Benner, “Novice to Expert”
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
  • Development of four Nursing Advisory Committees to build a Nursing Professional framework and a Nursing Professional Practice model

The schools of Nursing in Ventura County work in partnership with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center to instill a culture of patient safety with nurse's in-training.

Differentiating Factors

A Place to Call Home

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is located in the beautiful city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California. Our region is known for its famous California weather and the city’s surrounding natural beauty. The city of Thousand Oaks has been consistently ranked as one of the 10 safest cities in the United States. The city features family friendly neighborhoods, strong private and public schools, recreational parks, superb dining and a variety of shopping centers. We are also home to California Lutheran University, Wildwood Regional Park and are only a short distance from the famous Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. As a Thousand Oaks resident you have countless recreational activities to choose from, which include hiking, horseback riding, golfing, surfing and boating. Our pristine location is only a short distance away from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, famous state beaches and snowcapped mountains.

Our hospital is proud to be recognized as a #1 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation. As a team, we are dedicated to making Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center the community’s most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.

About Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is an acute care facility, fully accredited by the Joint Commission with the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County. In addition, it is the only hospital certified by both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties as a STEMI-designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response and is also a certified Primary Stroke Center.

The following are a few of the services and achievements that Los Robles offers including:

  • #1 Consumer Choice Award Winner for the National Research Corporation
  • American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care
  • Ventura Star Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Award Winner
  • Certified Level II Trauma Center
  • Only Emergency Department in Ventura County to be a Trauma, STEMI (Heart Attack Center) and Stroke Center
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center
  • Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Giving Back to Our Community

The staff and leadership at Los Robles Hospital provide support to several organizations in our community including the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Boys and Girls Club, Senior Concerns, Hospice of the Conejo and Meals on Wheels. We are also passionate about fundraising internally for the Hope Fund – an internal campaign focused on helping employees and their families in need.

Why Choose Los Robles

Proud to be a Part of the Team

Here are some of the top reasons our nurses are proud to be a part of our Los Robles Regional Medical Center Team.

Kim Thompson, RN

Critical Care Staff Educator

“This is the community I live in! This is where my family and friends come when they need help. I want to be here to assist them through the healthcare process. Los Robles is a state-of-the-art facility. I want to be part of the excellent care that Los Robles provides. In my role as critical care educator, I am able to facilitate the training of the staff, so that they are able to provide best evidence based practice to the patients. I stay at Los Robles so that I can be a part of the advances that the hospital makes each and every year. I stay here so I can help the staff grow... like others helped me.

I bought a house in Thousand Oaks in 1993. I had been commuting an hour to Santa Monica to work the night shift at Saint John's Health Center. I knew when the 1994 Northridge earthquake hit Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica that my life would change forever. It was a very scary time, to be suddenly unemployed along with all of the other staff at Saint John's. At the time, I did not know I would find a home here at Los Robles, where I have been for the past 19 years. The staff here welcomed me with open arms. I was given the opportunity to grow, to be a part of committees and to have a voice in changes that were made. As I worked here, I watched people take chances and try different jobs. It took a long time before I had the courage to step away from the bedside to a different role, but with the encouragement of fellow employees and management I took that step!

I love coming to work every day, where it's always something different. I am very grateful to the people who have helped and inspired me... some are still here and others have moved on to other challenges.

The staff at Los Robles inspires me to work harder, to accomplish more, to never let go of the end goal...providing the very best care we can for each and every patient. That's why I am a nurse at Los Robles Hospital. I have been here for almost 20 years, and plan on being here another 20 years!

Christine Sood, RN

3 Medical

“I live in Thousand Oaks and I care about my community. I became a nurse 30 years ago as a vocation to help others. Caring really is my calling.”

Erica Rosa, RN, PHN, BSN, CEN, MICN

Trauma Program Manager

“You should be a nurse at Los Robles because it is evident each day that we employ the best quality of nurses, who work as a team to provide the best care to all patients. Los Robles feels like a family...and this family wants to see each member grow as clinical nurses or as a nurse leader. This is why I like working here.”

Priscilla Eaton, BSN, MA, RN, CCRN

SICU

“You should want to be a nurse at Los Robles Regional Medical Center because it is a nice hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. The hospital is located in the beautiful, safe city of Thousand Oaks and has a hospital staff that is caring and supportive. Los Robles Regional Medical Center is also a trauma, stroke, and cardiac designated facility. The medical staff is comprised of outstanding physicians with hospital privileges right here in our community.”

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