Prime Healthcare

Staff RN

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-National City
ID
2021-80718
Category
RN
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Nights

Overview

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides direct patient care within the scope of practice. The Registered Nurse also directs and guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards of care in the ICU. The Registered Nurse is directly responsible and accountable for the care given to his/her assigned patients; He/She communicates with the physician about changes in the patient's clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and abnormal results and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition and/or response to treatment. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.

Responsibilities

  • Recognizes signs of abuse and reports appropriately to the hospital social worker and/or Adult / Child Protective Services. Familiar with the EMTALA Regulations.
  • Responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts, mobilization, and shall participate as needed in patient handling.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1)
  • Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Uses professional judgment and clinical assessment in safe patient handling that are consistent with Safe Patient Handling policies.
  • Uses two patient identifiers consistently when drawing lab, administering medications and performing procedures.
  • Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation and uses read back on all telephone orders. Monitors authentication and validation of telephone orders within 24 hours by the physician.
  • Follows medication reconciliation policy consistently.
  • Ensures Crash Cart, defibrillation function have been checked per protocol and after each code, appropriate items are immediately replaced and indicated by signature on crash cart checklist.
  • Is in compliance with information contained in the Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC Guidelines), and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves, gowns, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene techniques.
  • Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms i.e. cardiac monitor alarms are set with the appropriate parameters for the patient and are audible at all times.
  • Gives thorough, detailed efficient change of shift report or upon patient intra-department transfer to ensure consistency in the plan of care. Uses the SBAR communication methodology in all reporting.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Current and valid state RN License.
  2. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Completion of Critical Care Course preferred.
  4. Current ACLS certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  5. Minimum of one year as a staff RN in acute care hospital, critical care preferred.
  6. Critical Care RN (CCRN) Certification preferred.
  7. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.



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