Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
GENERAL DUTIES: The Clinical Nurse assumes principal responsibility for the total nursing care, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation of each assigned patient. The staff nurse initiates teaching and educates the patient and family/or significant other to attain optimal health. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
ï¿½Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patientï¿½s needs. ï¿½Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development. ï¿½Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served. ï¿½Maintains annual orthopedic specific competencies ï¿½Initiates interdisciplinary communications and incorporates recommendations. ï¿½Acts as a consultant in complex patient care. ï¿½Documentation demonstrates advanced practice. Requires at least 3 cases per year reviewed for demonstration of this measure. (see attached chart review format) ï¿½Facilitates effective problem solving. Identifies at least 3 issues that affect patient care and submits resolution of issues. (see attached format) may be used in place of measure 3 when clinical responsibilities do not involve medical record documentation ï¿½Works with other disciplines for complex discharge planning and early facilitation of discharge process. ï¿½Utilizes current theories and knowledge for accurate assessments and evaluations ï¿½Completes acuity evaluation on all assigned patients according to unit protocol. ï¿½Consistently functions proficiently on the nursing unit. Including but not limited to: Manages an average caseload specific to unit Adapts to altered work patterns, sets priorities, and modifies assignments to meet patient needs utilizing available resources and staff ability and availability. ï¿½Administers medications prescribed by physicians according to policy, including IVï¿½s, blood and blood products. Knows actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse reactions, dosage and route of administration on all drugs before administering to patient. ï¿½Verifies against MAR for accuracy on an ongoing basis. 3 = 0 med. errors, 2 = 1-2 med. errors 1 = 3 or more med. errors (severity of incident will be considered). ï¿½Functions as a charge nurse as assigned. ï¿½Communicates changes in clinical practice to peers. ï¿½Educates staff in current or changing clinical practice. Evidenced by at least 2 different classes at least 30 min. in length attended by 5 or more people with class outline, goals and objectives and sign sheet included.(see examples) ï¿½Active participation on an interdisciplinary or central committee or task force with at least 75% participation. ï¿½Revises the orientation program or participates in same. ï¿½Mentors other co-workers, functions as a resource, acts as preceptor, and other duties as assigned. ï¿½Involvement in developing procedural case management standards and or clinical practice guidelines and ensures departmental maintenance of standards. ï¿½Maintains competence in Nursing practice through inservices and participation in ongoing continuing education per year. 3 = > 25 CEU or 10 CEU + 3 Units College Credit, 2 = 10 - 24 CEU , 1 = < 10 CEU ï¿½Consistently participates in the Quality Improvement Program by initiating completion of data collection tools offering suggestions to create action plans to improve quality of patient care. ï¿½Demonstrates knowledge of legal, ethical, and safety issues and delivers care that is safe within the scope of practice. ï¿½Reports, documents, and takes appropriate action (by the end of shift) for incidents and or quality care issues that may affect the patientï¿½s or staff well being. ï¿½Consistently assesses patients for risk of injury and takes appropriate action to reduce risk and promote safety. ï¿½Uses restraints according to policy and consistently explores other options less restrictive, with accurate documentation. ï¿½Serves as advocate for patient/family by providing information and assists in utilization of available resources and or alternatives for making health care decisions(i.e. advanced directives, ethics consult etc.) ï¿½Establishes or assesses proper identification prior to delivery of care. ï¿½Requests clarification of Physician orders as necessary
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Current CA Registered Nurse License Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times) Effective verbal and written skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with parents, families, and co-workers Possess active listening skills Compassionate and non judgmental care giver and advocate Able to independently manage multiple priorities Must comply with Respiratory Fit Testing Protection Policy Excellent customer service skills
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��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.
Internal Number: 2005007432
About Desert Regional Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.