Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the surrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we've received many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate these prestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. We're committed to finding new ways to improve and make our hospital the best place for patients, physicians and employees. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation while meeting competently all safe expectations of a nurse.
Technical and Job Specific Skills:
Telephone Skills: Must demonstrate hospital telephone etiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and self.
2. Policy/Procedures: Is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures.
Teamwork: Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with co-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests.
4. Productivity: Maintains high productivity and performs efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions.
5. Clinical Skills
Functions independently on usual unit. Seeks guidance when new/complex situations occur. Demonstrates clinical competency and technical skills for general and specialty population. Assignment: Floats to other areas outside of expertise with orientation & adjusted assignment based on validated competency (DOU to CCU). Cares for patients of varied acuity levels. Applies theoretical knowledge in clinical practice for the assessment of patients. Applies assessment skills to patient care. Consistently identifies obvious and subtle patient/ family problems. Develops and implements age/culturally appropriate care plan with patient and family. Contributes to written plan of care for actual and potential patient problems. Develops & implements nursing interventions with patient and family. Participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds. Interprets and reports obvious and subtle data which indicate that the patient may be at immediate physiological risk. Evaluate outcomes with the individual and family and revises plan of care. Evaluates patient's response to treatments, further intervenes, if necessary. Identifies subtle educational needs for pt/family. Individualizes and implements established teaching plans using available instructional materials. Evaluates learning and seeks consultation to modify education plan. Safely administers medications and IVs appropriately, according to hospital policy and procedures. Meets care needs for patient and family, including age specific requirements, cultural and religious needs.
Delegates and supervises assigned assistants based on job description and Scope of Practice. Provides constructive feedback to assistant regarding work performance. Attends 50 % of Staff meetings. Participates in meetings. Supports unit goals. Knows and recognizes importance of hospital PI process. Participates in data collection and problem identification. Provides feedback to appropriate committees regarding practice issues, process improvement. Attends at least one additional meeting. Able to discuss current care delivery system. Implements hospital policies & procedures. Refers to P&P manuals or consults charge nurse or manager when unfamiliar situation occurs. Forwards concerns/issues regarding policies to appropriate leadership personnel.
7. Professional Growth
Enhances self-development in own area of practice. Identifies, develops and implements an action plan for self-development along with nurse manager or designee during evaluation process. Participates in learning activities to obtain skills needed for assigned unit. Demonstrates positive image of nursing while practicing on the unit. Meets minimum scheduling requirements. Willing to adjust personal schedule to meet department/ hospital need. Attends all mandatory courses as designated by the hospital. Assists in the development of LVN and unlicensed personnel. Addresses issues as identified and communicates to subordinates. If needed, obtains assistance from more experienced staff. Recognizes the importance of practice trends in nursing and participates in data collection.
8. Patient Rights
Assesses patient/family understanding of their rights. Acts to uphold patient rights. Treats all patients, families and co-workers in a polite and respectful manner. Encourages participation in decision making. Recognizes barriers to communication and seeks expertise to resolve. Implements caring and supportive care.
9. Performs any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned.
Training and Experience:
Current RN License Current BLS Provider
Preferred: Acute hospital experience
Current unit certifications as indicated below:
Training and/or experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience as a PACU RN in an acute care hospital.
Unit Specific Technical Skills:
Maintains PACU in a state of readiness at all times, ensuring that all necessary equipment is available and in good working order and that age-specific supplies are ready for use as needed. Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of patient care specific to PACU, including conscious (moderate) sedation. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring and is able to identify dysrhythmias. Monitors vital signs and assesses cardiac and fluid volume, airway patency, and wounds/drains upon admission to PACU and at intervals per hospital policy. Utilizes appropriate devices and techniques to assist patient's respirations and maintains optimum blood oxygen saturation. Observes pertinent changes in symptoms of patient's condition, takes appropriate action, and reports to physician, if necessary. Maintains open lines of communication on the patient's status with anesthesia staff.
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Lakewood, California
Facility: Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
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