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RN Emergency Dept Full Time Days 12 Hours

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 12, 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.




Position Overview:


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 recommendations.

Consistently demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of the patients served in the Emergency Department.

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 teaching.

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 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 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.

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 =

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , RN Emergency Dept Full Time Days 12 Hours, Healthcare , Palm Springs, California

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