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RN Ortho Full Time Nights

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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.

GENERAL DUTIES:

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:

  • Maintain Chemotherapy Competency
  • Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patients needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
  • Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
  • Maintains Annual competencies.
  • Performs and documents accurate comprehensive and daily assessments per policy and standards for specific unit.
  • Demonstrates knowledge associated with specific unit disease processes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used drugs for specific unit.
  • Initiates, documents progressive patient, and family/significant teaching.
  • Facilitates the discharge process ensuring all goals are addressed prior to discharge.
  • Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates recommendations.
  • Works with other disciplines for complex discharge planning and early facilitation of discharge process.
  • Utilizes current theories and knowledge for accurate assessments and evaluations
  • Completes acuity evaluation on all assigned patients according to unit protocol.
  • 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 IVs, 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
  • Functions as a charge nurse as assigned.
  • Communicates changes in clinical practice to peers.
  • Mentors other co-workers, functions as a resource, acts as preceptor, and other duties as assigned.
  • 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 patients or staff well-being.
  • Consistently assesses patients for risk of injury and takes appropriate action to reduce risk and promote safety.
  • Consistently recognizes, evaluates and intervenes appropriately in life-threatening situations.
  • Consistently checks for new patient orders throughout the shift and implements them in an appropriate timeframe. Completes an end of shift review of physician orders.
  • Consistently recognizes variances of diagnostic tests, vital signs and assessments. Notifies the physician in time appropriate to the variance
  • Uses restraints according to policy and consistently explores other options less restrictive, with accurate documentation.
  • Ensures compliance with Departmental policies and procedures. Assume responsibility for knowledge and implementation of policy, procedure, practice, and changes.
  • Follows appropriate chain of command for problem resolution approaching problem solving with a positive attitude and suggestions.
  • 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 consult etc.)
  • Establishes or assesses proper identification prior to delivery of care.
  • 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 care.
  • Requests clarification of Physician orders as necessary

    Qualifications - External

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

    Required:
    • Current CA Registered Nurse License
    • Associate Degree in Nursing ADN (G70AK) or
    • Bachelors Degree in Nursing BSN (G70AD)
    • Current American Heart Association BLS certification 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 (60) sixty days of hire/ transfer

      Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

      Pay Range: $49.22 - $75.62
      Individual wages are determined based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, an employee's qualifications and experience.

      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.

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , RN Ortho Full Time Nights, Healthcare , Palm Springs, California

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