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Location: Palm Springs, California
Internal Number: 2005018794
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:
Ability to care for patients on telemetry monitoring including strip interpretation
Knowledge and ability to care for neurologically compromised patients; ability to care for pre and post -op orthopedic patients
Knowledge and ability to care for combative or psychologically impaired patients
Specialty units: ICU; NICU; ER; Labor and Delivery; Peds â�� additional competencies will be required and orientation will be tailored to the specific units. Additional certifications may be necessary.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patientâ��s needs.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
Maintains unitâ��s competencies.
Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates recommendations.
Acts as a consultant in complex patient care.
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 IVâ��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.
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 = < 10 CEU
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 patientâ��s or staff well-being.
Consistently assesses patients for risk of injury and takes appropriate action to reduce risk and promote safety.
Uses restraints according to policy and consistently explores other options less restrictive, with accurate documentation.
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.)
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
Current CA Registered Nurse License
Associate Degree in Nursing -ADN Required
Bachelorâ��s Degree in Nursing-BSN Preferred
Current American Heart Association BLS 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 the first 30 days of hire
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.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��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.
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