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Deltek Talent Management - RN - Surgery - FT Days - - (182763)

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RN - Surgery - FT Days - - (182763)

Facility Name
Palmdale Regional Medical Center
PALMDALE, CA 93551 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

SURGERY DEPARTMENT - Under the direction of the Department Director, the Registered Nurse is responsible to provide, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided at PRMC, and is guided by the policies and procedures of the hospital. The R.N. utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate direct and indirect nursing care of the patient. Contributes to nursing and the Hospital through support of philosophy, vision, objectives, educational and recertification efforts. Accountable to assure that HCAPS, patient and physician scores fall within acceptable ranges by providing service excellence. Responsible to follow all National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measure Initiatives to ensure compliance falls within acceptable ranges. Population served includes – patients, family members other visitors, physicians, nursing team and other Hospital disciplines. Appropriately follows the chain of command. II. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: ALL REGISTERED NURSES A. To assure that the highest quality nursing care is delivered to the patient in a timely and cost effective manner. B. To help return the patient to a state of optimal wellness or to a state in which the highest quality of life can be maintained. C. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team, including physicians, to deliver quality health care. D. Is able to alternate patient care plans and own assignment in a changing, fast-paced environment. Communicates verbally and in writing in a consistent, positive manner. E. Performs a hand-off communications when patient transfers and during shift report using SBar Tools. F. Functions as charge nurse as requested. G. Floats to sister units with a positive attitude. III. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: BREAK NURSE (RN) In addition to the above RN responsibilities, the RN Break Nurse is responsible for the following: A. Performs a brief hand-off communication with licensed staff relieving for accurate continuous care. B. Attend Rapid Responses and assist as directed by Charge Nurse and Director. C. Chart audits performed as directed by charge nurse or director. D. Confirm Core Measure compliance is maintained through Core Measure sheet audit versus chart and MAR documentation E. Assist with taking off orders and/or answer phones in absence of the unit clerk or monitor tech. F. Assist with procedures being performed on unit or cover the other patients assigned to the licensed nurse assisting. G. Service Recovery – As requested by Charge Nurse and/or Director to help patient and/or family receive increased surveillance to improve satisfaction. Works in concert with other healthcare team members. H. ICU Only – Break nurse has a dual function of break relief and Rapid Response responder for all areas.

Job Requirements

Prefer one year full time or three years part time experience in acute care setting.

Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.

  • BLS and ACLS (current on hire)
  • Current state nursing license.
  • PALS or NRP (current or obtained within 90 days of employment) in required specialty.
  • CPI (current or obtained within 90 days of employment) in required specialty.
  • Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.
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