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REGISTERED NURSE Main OR (Part Time Varied) (Posted3\311\14)

Fountain Valley Hospital & Medical Center
Tenet Health
Type Full time Posted 3/12/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/30/2014
CA - California (All) - Fountain Valley Referral - n/a -    

Description
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ASSESSMENT:
  • Interviews patient, family, significant others to formulate a nursing history.
  • Observes, identifies and collects data to identify nursing care needs of the patient and family.
  • Correlates the medical plan of care with the nursing plan of care.
  • Identifies and reports to the appropriate person(s) abnormal diagnostic data and clinical changes in the patient's condition.
  • Reviews each patients chart for completeness. Notifies physician or other appropriate persons if chart is not complete in a timely fashion to avoid delays.
  • Completes an immediate assessment of each patient as they arrive in SDS post procedure.
  • Based on changing patient needs in the Post procedure phase, evaluates, revises and updates patient care until discharged from the unit.
PLANNING:
  • Develops and/or updates individualized nursing care plan on each patient.
  • Documents patient problems and nursing care needs of the patient and family/significant others.
  • Actively involves patient and family/significant others in planning patient's care.
  • Develops short- and long-term goals for the patient and family/significant others. Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient's care.
  • Initiates discharge planning upon admission.
IMPLEMENTATION:
  • Performs common nursing procedures as defined in Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Implements changes in physicians' orders in a timely manner.      
  • Explains treatments and procedures to patient and family/significant others.
  • Provides patient and family teaching.
  • Provides for the safety, cleanliness and comfort of the patient.
  • Maintains knowledge and skills in emergency procedures per ACLS guidelines and initiates emergency procedures as needed within the scope of practice and hospital policy.
EVALUATION:
  • Evaluates the patient's response to nursing care.
  • Updates and revises care to be delivered as patients' needs change.
  • Appropriately communicates changes and care given to other members of the health care team.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Assumes leadership role and delegates nursing care.
  • Assigns tasks appropriately and guides team members based on their skills and abilities.
  • Maintains awareness of legal aspects of hospital nursing.
  • Conducts patient care conferences.
  • Updates skills and knowledge and attends peers' patient care conferences.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.                                                               
  • Sets goals and objectives with target dates.
  • Participates in patient care Quality Assurance programs.
UNIT SPECIFIC:
  • Recognizes impending post-operative complications.      
  • Manages patients as team leader or primary care giver.                  
  • Demonstrates flexibility to work as out-patient nurse or ward secretary as needed.
  • Maintains post operative drains, tubes and irrigations (i.e., chest tubes, NG tubes, CBI, suprapubic catheters).
  • Maintains all intravenous lines and fluids (i.e., CVP, Hickman catheters, IV PBs, portacath hyperalimentation).
  • Manages pain effectively (ie, PCA, IVP, IM, PO).
  • Maintains proper aseptic technique during dressing changes.
  • Clearly documents effectiveness of nursing care (i.e., pain management and response to treatments such as wound care).
  • Assists physical therapist in mobilizing patients and assesses progress.      
  • Keeps accurate record of intake and output.

Qualifications
:
  • Minimum Education: Knowledge necessary to obtain California RN license. Current California RN license and current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required.
  • Minimum Experience: Recent acute care experience preferred.
Job : Surgical Services
Primary Location : CA-Fountain Valley
Hospital/Facility : 024-Fountain Valley Regional Hospital - Fountain Valley, CA
Job Type : Full-time
Shift Type : Varied
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