RN Full Time Days Float Pool
Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital
classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility
with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based
Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides
a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute
care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery,
neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as
well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Clinical Nurse assumes principal responsibility for the total
nursing care, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation of
each assigned patient. The staff nurse initiates teaching and
educates the patient and family/or significant other to attain
optimal health. Access to all Patient Health Information for
treatment purposes only.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Ability to care for patients on telemetry monitoring including
Knowledge and ability to care for neurologically compromised
patients; ability to care for pre and post -op orthopedic
Knowledge and ability to care for combative or psychologically
Specialty units: ICU; NICU; ER; Labor and Delivery; Peds additional
competencies will be required and orientation will be tailored to
the specific units. Additional certifications may be necessary.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the
patient s needs.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the
ages of the patients served.
Maintains unit s competencies.
Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates
Acts as a consultant in complex patient care.
Utilizes current theories and knowledge for accurate assessments
Completes acuity evaluation on all assigned patients according to
Consistently functions proficiently on the nursing unit. Including
but not limited to: Manages an average caseload specific to unit
Adapts to altered work patterns, sets priorities, and modifies
assignments to meet patient needs utilizing available resources and
staff ability and availability.
Administers medications prescribed by physicians according to
policy, including IV s, blood and blood products. Knows actions,
indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse reactions,
dosage and route of administration on all drugs before
administering to patient.
Verifies against MAR for accuracy on an ongoing basis.
Maintains competence in nursing practice through in services and
participation in ongoing continuing education per year. 3 = > 25
CEU or 10 CEU + 3 Units College Credit, 2 = 10 - 24 CEU , 1 =
Demonstrates knowledge of legal, ethical, and safety issues and
delivers care that is safe within the scope of practice.
Reports, documents, and takes appropriate action (by the end of
shift) for incidents and or quality care issues that may affect the
patient s or staff well-being.
Consistently assesses patients for risk of injury and takes
appropriate action to reduce risk and promote safety.
Uses restraints according to policy and consistently explores other
options less restrictive, with accurate documentation.
Serves as advocate for patient/family by providing information and
assists in utilization of available resources and or alternatives
for making health care decisions (i.e. advanced directives, ethics
Handles and disposes hazardous waste safely and appropriately.
Consistently handles oxygen safely.
Consistently practices hand washing and use of protective wear.
Establishes or assesses proper identification prior to delivery of
Requests clarification of Physician orders as necessary
Current CA Registered Nurse License
Associate Degree in Nursing -ADN Required
Bachelor s Degree in Nursing-BSN Preferred
Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification
(maintain current at all times)
Effective verbal and written skills to communicate with people on
all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with
parents, families, and co-workers
Possess active listening skills
Compassionate and non judgmental care giver and advocate
Able to independently manage multiple priorities
Must comply with Respiratory Fit Testing Protection Policy
Must successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of
PRIMARY LOCATION: Palm Springs, California
FACILITY: Desert Regional Medical Center
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
SHIFT TYPE: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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