RN Emergency Dept Full Time Days 12 Hours
Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 12, 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.
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.
Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the ages of the patients served in the
Acts as a liaison between patient, physicians, family/significant
other and other health disciplines.
Develops implements and updates an individualized teaching and
Emergency Department discharge instructions.
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
and evaluations on Emergency Department patients.
Completes acuity evaluation on all assigned patients according to
Emergency Department protocol.
Consistently performs proficiently as a novice in the Emergency
Department. 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
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
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 =
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