The primary role of the Staff RN is to perform the delivery of care for Med Surg patients during a specified period of time so that the physical, psychosocial, safety, rehabilitative and learning needs of patients and their families are addressed. This function is performed in association with nursing peers and co-workers, attending physicians and allied support services. The Staff RN competently uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, and technological and personal interventions to accomplish this. Actively participates in hospital quality assurance/improvement, risk management, clinical operations and customer service excellence.
Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred
Experience: Current experience in an adult critical care unit; highly desirable to have had experience in a combined Med Surg/ICU. Must have demonstrated competency in a critical care knowledge base, critical thinking skills and technical competence to function independently
Knowledge: The staff RN position requires specific skills and knowledge of current Critical Care Nursing Standards of Practice. Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language in order to effectively communicate with other health care providers and patients/families. Must have excellent interpersonal skills in order to create a positive work environment, thus achieving optimal patient outcomes.
Ability to perform designated high risk/high frequency technical skills required for treatment and care of the critical care patient population
Ability to consistently use critical thinking skills in order to adapt to situations and set priorities appropriately
Demonstrates proficiency to effectively operate equipment
Ability to perform all aspects of Basic Life Support per AHA guidelines to include: Positioning patient; placing backboard; assessing responsiveness; assessing and maintaining open airway; providing rescue breathing; assessing circulation; and performing chest compressions
Ability to perform all aspects of ACLS per AHA guidelines to include: Above BLS requirements; obtaining necessary equipment/crash cart for patient on location; assisting with intubations; securing endotracheal tube; ventilating with bag-valve device; assisting with insertion of central lines; attaching EKG monitor to patient; defibrillating or cardioverting; and administering IV drugs
Ability to perform IV and blood therapy to include: venipuncture; hanging solutions; changing tubing; adding medications; using controller or pump and filling out all documentation according to hospital policy
Ability to safely assist in patient movement to include: positioning patient for treatments/assessments; positioning patient in bed; turning patient from side to side; assisting with ambulation; transferring patient to stretcher/bed, into/up to chair or bedside commode; and assisting patient to safe position if loses balance or becomes unresponsive
Able to initiate/maintain interventions such as gastric intubations, suction or lavage. Must be able to monitor and empty drainage devices at all levels, including the floor, bed, above patient's head (i.e., suction canisters), and be able to insert, irrigate and maintain foley catheters
Ability to use monitors for EKG, pressure lines and ICP. Includes the ability to calibrate and adjust alarm code limits, obtain cardiac output readings, and obtain recordings from bedside
Able to initiate code blue from bedside, move crash cart to indicated area (ICU bed, Med/Surg, and other hospital locations), assist with insertion of invasive lines (obtaining necessary equipment, preparing and positioning the patient, setting-up pressure monitoring equipment, and preparing sterile field for physician), perform care for the mechanically ventilated patient (suctioning, securing airway, using bag-valve device, assessing patient)
Ability to move around hospital, nursing stations and patient rooms to perform direct and indirect care
Ability to perform complete physical assessment, provide patient care, or assist patient in activities of daily living
License/Registration/Certification: Current license to practice nursing in California. Certifications: Management of Assualitive BEhavior (MAB); Basic Life Support - Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification with 120 days of hire; Advanced Caridac Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire; Critical Care - Registered Nurse (CCRN) preferred.
California-San Francisco North Bay-Novato
California-San Francisco North Bay-Novato
Novato Community Hospital
All Candidate Applications Accepted
12 Hour Shift
Hours Per 2wk Pay Period
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