The Registered Nurse provides care, treatment, counseling and health education to the hospitalized patient. The RN is responsible for planning and coordination of care across the continuum. This planning and coordination includes meeting and exceeding compliance with core measures, contributes to reduction in LOS, active participation with all aspects of quality, safety and performance improvement activities, collaboration with all the members of the multidisciplinary team in providing outstanding customer service to patients, family members, physicians and the public. Meets and exceeds the Department of Health Service (DHS), The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory requirements.
Sets priorities according to patient care needs
Completes initial assessments & re-assessments of patient care needs, based on hart review and/or direct observation.
Documents care on patients according to diagnosis and established standards of practice.
Reassess as patient condition warrants and prepares transfer and discharge as appropriate.
Recognizes signs and symptoms of potential emergencies to include behavioral and physical changes. Initiates appropriate actions and timely interventions.
Recognizes indicators and proper reporting of abuse.
Practices National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), see JCAHO Reference.
Utilizes appropriate methods to access risk and prevention patient falls & skin break down on intact skin.
Assessment/alternative for management of restraints.
Performs and documents legibly/timely and accurate nursing interventions to meet patient care needs.
Coordinates total nursing care to the patient using the plan of care to provide continuity of care.
Assumes the responsibility for teaching and documenting patient education appropriate and consistently.
Assures complete follow-up instructions are given with demonstration or verbalized understanding by the patient prior to discharge and documented in the medical record.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing certificate. Active licensure in the state of California as a Registered Nurse (RN) required. Proficient in oral and written communication skills. Ability to practice leadership, interpersonal skills, communication skills, teamwork, quality improvement and professionalism. BLS (AHA), ACLS (AHA), Basic Dysrhythmia Cert. 1 year acute experience.