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RN Full Time Days Observation Unit

Company: Tenet
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: August 27, 2019

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: ?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 annual orthopedic specific competencies
?Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates recommendations.
?Acts as a consultant in complex patient care.
?Documentation demonstrates advanced practice. Requires at least 3 cases per year reviewed for demonstration of this measure. (see attached chart review format)
?Facilitates effective problem solving. Identifies at least 3 issues that affect patient care and submits resolution of issues. (see attached format) may be used in place of measure 3 when clinical responsibilities do not involve medical record documentation
?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 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. 3 = 0 med. errors, 2 = 1-2 med. errors 1 = 3 or more med. errors (severity of incident will be considered).
?Functions as a charge nurse as assigned.
?Communicates changes in clinical practice to peers.
?Educates staff in current or changing clinical practice. Evidenced by at least 2 different classes at least 30 min. in length attended by 5 or more people with class outline, goals and objectives and sign sheet included.(see examples)
?Active participation on an interdisciplinary or central committee or task force with at least 75% participation.
?Revises the orientation program or participates in same.
?Mentors other co-workers, functions as a resource, acts as preceptor, and other duties as assigned.
?Involvement in developing procedural case management standards and or clinical practice guidelines and ensures departmental maintenance of standards.
?Maintains competence in Nursing practice through inservices and participation in ongoing continuing education per year. 3 = > 25 CEU or 10 CEU + 3 Units College Credit, 2 = 10 - 24 CEU , 1 =

Current CA Registered Nurse License
Current American Heart Association BLS 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
Excellent customer service skillsPreferred:
OCNJob: NursingPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaFacility: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: Full-timeShift Type: Days

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