RN II - PACU
Company: Sonoma County Entities
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 12, 2019
Under the direction of the Department Manager, the Staff Nurse II independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan implement and evaluate the results of patient care.Assessment:Assesses patients according to department standards and anticipates changes in patients' status.Identifies obvious as well as subtle patient problems and/or abnormal assessments and appropriately reports and resolves.Planning:Develops plan of care based on age specific assessment.Involves patient and family and interdisciplinary resource to develop and revise plan of care.Uses action plans, goals and time frames to produce desired patient outcomes.Implementing Care:Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age specific patient's needs, including teaching and discharge planning. Documents care appropriately.Provides assistance to others in implementing complex care.Administers medications and treatments according to hospital policy and procedure and accepted standards of age specific care and department standards.Communicates effectively with physicians, patients and families within their age specific categories, providing necessary information from the patient, family, other nurses, physicians and allied health care professionals.Promotes a climate in which patients/families may act in their own interest and intervenes when they are unable to do so.Evaluating Care:Assesses, reassesses and evaluates patient response to care.Participates with patient/family and other healthcare provided in evaluation of patient outcomes.Demonstrates leadership in handling daily activities on the unit:Promotes and enhances collaborative/caring relationships.Acts as a resource to team members.Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to JCAHO, Title 22, hospital, departmental policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements.Demonstrates efficient use of time and resources by working within established budget parameters.Participates in identification and implementation of cost saving strategies.Demonstrates commitment to department objectives and standardsParticipates in professional development:Maintains clinical competencies according to departmental standards.Demonstrates a commitment for self-growth and competency.Participates in the review process by identifying, developing and implementing goals and action plan with nurse manager.Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communications/information and changes in practice.Recognizes the importance of practice trends in nursing and participates in research/quality data collection.Assists in modifying/improving practice based on clinical findings and literature.Participates with the nurse manager in the development and implementation of department goals.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:Able to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written).Effective skills in communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships, and prioritization.Has the flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations.Has the ability to think critically.Able to give and receive constructive feedback.Basic computer skills.Participates as a collaborative member of the Patient Care Team.Minimum Position Qualifications:License / Certification: Current California RN licensure/BLS required.Experience: Six months experience as an RN in a health care settingPreferred Position Qualifications:BSNOne or more years of acute care experienceThe people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
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