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Registered Nurse (RN) ICU, Full-time, 12 Hour, Night-shifts - (233573)

Universal Health Services


Location:
TEMECULA, CA
Date:
12/07/2017
2017-12-072018-01-05
Job Code:
2171
Universal Health Services
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Registered Nurse (RN) ICU, Full-time, 12 Hour, Night-shifts - (233573)

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

Job Duties

  • Performs initial assessment and documents appropriately for the level of care appropriate to the patient’s clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, age development level, and cultural and religious orientation in a timely manner.

  • Performs ICU standard level of care, completely and accurately including, but not limited to, physical (i.e., assessment for pain, skin breakdown, risk for falls), psychological (i.e., cognitive and communicative skills or development), social status and other patient needs.

  • Identifies and prioritizes the need for further assessment based on the patient’s clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, desire for care, and response to any previous care.

  • Initiates discharge planning for each patient upon admission as appropriate.

  • Is individualized for each patient based on assessment of needs that include input from the patient, family and other multi-disciplinary health care team members.

  • Prioritizes the shift based on patient’s needs coordinating with the multidisciplinary team to manage the care of the patient.

  • Includes plan for discharge/transfer.

  • Identifies specific nursing diagnoses that are relevant to assessment findings.

  • Identifies interventions, for each nursing diagnosis, specific to identified patient needs and documents in the EMR.

  • Attends and actively participates in the Interdisciplinary Team meetings for assigned patients.

  • 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 in the EMR.

  • 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.

  • Accountable for own personal conduct and independent decisions related to patient and family

  • concerns.

  • 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 accordingly.

  • 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.

  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining a high level of clinical expertise and adapts to new information, technology and changing trends in nursing practice.

  • Maintains required certifications.

  • Is able to calculate and titrate vasoactive drugs used in the ICU 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 procedural sedation.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS

  • 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.

MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

  • One (1) year Medical/Surgical experience preferred.
  • RN’s with less than 1-year experience must complete a 4-8 week preceptorship program.

MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EDUCATION

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

REQUIRED LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 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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