The registered nurse is responsible to take primary responsibility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care of each assigned patient. Provide direct patient care. Supervise the activities of nursing staff members. Anticipate patients needs. Follow-up on all care related activities and assure all physician orders are accurately transcribed and carried out in a timely manner. Coordinate the plan of care. Conduct patient teaching specific to disease entity and home management. Actively participate in assuring care continuum. Collaborate with other nursing and ancillary services to assure seamless communication and uninterrupted patient care. Model leadership behaviors. Foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Mentor peers and colleagues. CA RN License Bachelor's degree preferred. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English, and an understanding of numerical systems. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret hospital policies and procedures, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedures and document in the medical record. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, patients, physicians, family members and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, dosages, flow rates, proportions, percentages and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must have ability to critically think and problem solve. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. Current license to practice Registered Nursing in the State of California. Current Basic Life Support (BLS). ACLS required. Stroke Certification required.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield is a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit health care provider in California.
Mercy has two campuses in Bakersfield to meet the needs of the growing community. The Truxtun Campus, located at 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 was founded in 1910 by the Sisters of Mercy. This acute care hospital in the downtown area and is licensed for 194 beds. The Truxtun Campus offers a full range of services including medical/ surgical care, emergency services, intensive care, and the Florence R. Wheeler Cancer Center. This facility employs 1,021 people.
The Southwest Campus located at 400 Old River Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 was built in 1992 and is the only acute care hospital in Bakersfield west of the 99 Freeway. This 78-bed hospital also offers a full range of services including emergency services, obstetrics and women’s care, medical/surgical care and orthopedic services. In 2009, the Orthopedic and Hand Center opened offering comprehensive orthopedic services to the community. This facility employs 432 people.
Area consumers consistently select Mercy Hospitals as their Hospital of choice. According to the Bakersfield Californian Paper, residents voted Mercy Hospital the best Hospital in Kern Country, which has served Bakersfield and the surrounding Communities for 100 years.
SOME MAJOR BENEFITS AT MERCY HOSPITALS OF BAKERSFIELD
FREE health insurance premiums for you and your dependents
Paid life insurance
Retirement and Pension Plans
Paid time off for vacation and holidays
Mercy Hospital and Mercy Southwest Hospitals are smoke-free facilities.