RN Per Diem Days Observation Unit
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: July 31, 2019
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
The clinical nurse assumes principal responsibility for the total
care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of each
assigned patient. The clinical nurse initiates teaching and
educates the patient and family and/or significant other to attain
optimal health. The clinical nurse is responsible for adhering to
all standards of nursing care.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
Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the
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
Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used drugs for specific
Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the ages of the patients served on the
Acts as a liaison between patient, physicians, family/significant
other and other health disciplines.
Develops, implements and updates an individualized teaching and
Initiates and documents progressive patient and family/significant
Facilitates the discharge process ensuring all goals are addressed
prior to discharge.
Utilizes current theories and knowledge for accurate assessments
Completes acuity evaluation on all assigned patients according to
Consistently performs proficiently on 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.
Consistently recognizes, evaluates and intervenes appropriately in
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
Functions as a charge nurse as assigned.
Supports changes in clinical practice as evidenced by the plan of
care for the patient and subsequent documentation.
Functions as a resource to co-workers. Acts as preceptor, and other
duties as assigned.
Ensures compliance with Departmental policies and procedures.
Assume responsibility for knowledge and implementation of policy,
procedure, practice, CPG, changes.
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 =
? Graduate of accredited professional nursing program
? Current RN licensure in the State of California.
? Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain
current at all times).
? Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (maintain
current at all times).
? Prior clinical experience is desired.
? Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate
with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working
relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and
? Possess active listening skills.
? Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and
? Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.
? Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding
? Possesses audible acuity necessary for taking blood pressures and
maintaining patient safety.
? Completion of mandatory programs to meet TJC standards is a job
? Must successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of
American Heart Association PALS certification
Specialty unit specific certifications
Job: NursingPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaFacility:
Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: PT2YShift Type: Days
Keywords: Tenet, Palm Springs , RN Per Diem Days Observation Unit, Healthcare , Palm Springs, California
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