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Registered Nurse, (RN), PCU, Full-time, 12 Hour, Varied Shifts - (238002)

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Deltek Talent Management - Registered Nurse, (RN), PCU, Full-time, 12 Hour, Varied Shifts - (238002)

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Registered Nurse, (RN), PCU, Full-time, 12 Hour, Varied Shifts - (238002)

Facility Name
Temecula Valley Hospital
TEMECULA, CA 92592 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

Job Duties

  • Performs intervention identified for each nursing diagnosis on the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate patient care needs to all members of the multidisciplinary health care team.

  • Conducts patient/family education that:

  • -Is appropriate to the patient’s age, learning needs, level of understanding, and readiness to learn.

  • -Includes the family/significant others when appropriate.

  • Documents nursing intervention and patient teaching.

  • Includes plan for discharge/transfer.

  • Identifies specific nursing diagnosis is relevant to assessment findings.

  • Identifies interventions, for each nursing diagnosis, specific to identified patient needs.

  • Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the Plan of Care and to interventions.

  • Revises and updates the Plan of Care as evidenced by documentation.

  • Documents patient’s response to teaching.

  • Accountable for own conduct and independent decisions made in the course of job performance.

  • Participates in unit activities designed for improvement of services.

  • Acts as preceptor for new health care team members and student nurses when asked.

  • Effectively delegates tasks to appropriate health care team members.

  • Provides input for policy/procedure development.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and effective decision making in following the nursing process.

  • Triages/prioritizes multiple patient interventions.

  • Changes priorities based on new assessment data.

  • Identifies supplies, equipment, and additional personnel necessary to complete a given assignment.

  • Analyzes data collected, weighs alternatives, and acts appropriately.

  • Facilitates systems/processes in response to situations that have the potential to negatively impact patient/family outcomes.

  • Follows the five rights of medication administration and maintains transcription accuracy.

  • Administers blood products per hospital policy.

  • Administers IV therapy per hospital policy.

  • Able to function effectively during an emergency patient care situation.

  • Demonstrates appropriate interventions regarding the use of restraints per hospital policy.

  • Performs waived testing following hospital policy.

  • Is able to calculate and titrate multiple vasoactive drugs in response to changing patient condition.

  • Is able to calculate and titrate vasoactive drugs used in the PCU in response to changing patient condition.

  • Is able to care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation; i.e. assessment of effective ventilation, suctioning techniques, etc.

  • Is able to interpret cardiac arrhythmias and intervene appropriately, including alerting physician to significant changes.

  • Is able to perform ACLS interventions competently including external pacing, cardioversion and medication administration.

  • Has attended and completed unit specific skills day.

  • Is competent to monitor the patient undergoing “moderate” (conscious) sedation. – ICU only

  • Is competent in the recovery of a patient post procedure - ICU only

  • Is able to verbalize RN’s role in HCAHPS and assists in a positive experience for all patients

Job Requirements


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area (BSP), circumference and volume.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


  • One (1) year PCU/step down experience preferred.


  • Completion of an accredited Registered Nurse program.
  • BSN preferred


  • Registered Nurse with current California RN license
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • CCRN encouraged


  • Ability to work in high volume fluctuating census environment.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Subject to irregular hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced area where noise levels fluctuate.
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