As a medical foundation affiliated with Stanford Health Care (SHC), University HealthCare Alliance (UHA) supports SHC in its mission is to deliver quality medical care to the communities located in the Greater Bay Area while developing a premier healthcare network of high quality community physicians. Through our growing partnerships with physicians and medical groups, as well as SHC’s advanced resources, we offer a world-class, comprehensive healthcare network for the patients we serve.
The Registered Nurse (RN) II Float Pool is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
· Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
· Regularly provides telephone advice to patients and obtains medication authorizations. · Formulates a goal-directed plan of care when and where appropriate to do so.
· Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
· Establishes patient care priorities based on essential patient needs and availability of unit resources (time, personnel, equipment, and supplies).
· Identifies patient/family learning needs and acts to meet them. Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
· Provides/coordinates care for patients/patient populations.
· Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families.
· Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members. · Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
· Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
· Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution.
· Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
· Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
· Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department personnel.
· Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
· Participates in unit and department Performance Improvement activities.
· Identifies and solves problems effectively.
· Demonstrates C I CARE in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. · Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
· Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities in documenting, tracking and conveying information. .
· Perform other related duties as necessary.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
· Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
· High School Diploma/GED
· Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers.
· Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS may also be required for this position.
· Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
· Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers).
· Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English). Good interpersonal skills