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:
- Competent in
arrhythmia interpretation and expected cardiology interventions.
information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs.
knowledge of growth and development.
- Understands the
range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
- Maintains 2
interdisciplinary communications and incorporates recommendations.
- Acts as a
consultant in complex patient care.
demonstrates advanced practice. Requires at least 3 cases per year
reviewed for demonstration of this measure.
effective problem solving. Identifies at least 3 issues that affect
patient care and submits resolution of issues. may be used in place of
measure 3 when clinical responsibilities do not involve medical record
- Works with other
disciplines for complex discharge planning and early facilitation of
- Utilizes current
theories and knowledge for accurate assessments and evaluations
- Completes acuity
evaluation on all assigned patients according to unit protocol.
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.
medications prescribed by physicians according to policy, including IV’s,
blood and blood products. Knows actions, indications, contraindications,
precautions, adverse reactions, dosage and route of administration on all
drugs before administering to patient.
- Verifies against
MAR for accuracy on an ongoing basis.
- Functions as a
charge nurse as assigned.
changes in clinical practice to peers.
- Educates 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.
participation on an interdisciplinary or central committee or task force
with at least 75% participation.
- Revises the
orientation program or participates in same.
- Mentors other
co-workers, functions as a resource, acts as preceptor, and other duties
- Involvement in developing
procedural case management standards and or clinical practice guidelines
and ensures departmental maintenance of standards.
competence in nursing practice through in-services 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
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.
knowledge of legal, ethical, and safety issues and delivers care that is
safe within the scope of practice.
documents, and takes appropriate action (by the end of shift) for
incidents and or quality care issues that may affect the patient’s or
assesses patients for risk of injury and takes appropriate action to
reduce risk and promote safety.
- Uses restraints
according to policy and consistently explores other options less
restrictive, with accurate documentation.
- Serves 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.)
- Establishes or
assesses proper identification prior to delivery of care.
clarification of Physician orders as necessary
Current CA Registered Nurse License
Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification (maintain current at all times)
Must successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of hire
Must successfully complete NIHSS within the first 30 days of hire
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
Able to independently manage multiple priorities
Must comply with Respiratory Fit Testing Protection Policy
Palm Springs, California
Desert Regional Medical Center