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RN Direct Observation Unit FT Nights

Company: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Cent
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud of the full range of quality services we provide. Since 1971, we have dedicated our efforts to meet and serve the medical needs of our growing community. We were the first hospital in Orange County to offer residents an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Thrombectomy Receiving Center certified by The Joint Commission. We are one of only two certified Pediatric ICUs in Orange County and the only hospital in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach with a Level III Neonatal ICU. We're proud of the efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff who strive to provide you with the best care possible.



We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.

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.

Interviews patient, family history, significant others

to formulate nursing history.

Observes, identifies and collects data to identify

nursing care needs of the patient and family.

Demonstrates decision making process and ability to

recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.

Documents primary assessment in a timely manner.

Identifies and reports to the appropriate person(s)

abnormal diagnostic data and clinical changes in the

patient's condition.

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 safety, cleanliness and comfort for

patient.

Initiates emergency procedures as needed within

the scope of practice and hospital policy.

Demonstrates critical thinking skills in dealing with

infrequently encountered or difficult situations.

EVALUATION:

Evaluates the patient's response to nursing care.

Updates and revises care to be delivered, as

patient's needs change.

Appropriately communicates changes and care given

to other members of the health care team.

Keeps immediate supervisor informed of

organizational, staff and patient problems.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND

RESPONSIBILITY:

Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of

nursing, including accurate/timely documentation

according to standards/policy and procedure.

Conducts patient care conferences.

Updates skills and knowledge and attends peer's

patient care conferences.

Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for

new personnel.

Provides evaluation materials in a timely manner.

Participates in quality assurance programs and/or committees.

UNIT SPECIFIC:

Manages patients as a primary care giver.

Demonstrates ability to utilize equipment in the clinical setting.

Demonstrates basic computer entry skills.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills in application of monitoring equipment.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills in recognizing and acting accordingly to life threatening arrhythmias.

Attends skills lab (knowledge and clinical ability to perform)





Qualifications:
A. Minimum Education: Current California RN license.

Required: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Preferred: Academic degree in nursing (Bachelors or Masters degree)

B. Minimum Experience: Current American Heart Association BLS. ACLS certification and Initial Dysrhythmia Recognition within 90 days of hire.

C. Preferred Skills and Abilities: One year experience in a critical care setting preferred



Job: ICU/CCU
Primary Location: Fountain Valley, California
Facility: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Cent, Los Angeles , RN Direct Observation Unit FT Nights, Healthcare , Fountain Valley, California

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