RN- 6th Fl/ Nursing Services
St. Vincent Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

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RN- 6th Fl/ Nursing Services

Department:
Med/Surg - 6th Floor

Schedule:
full-time

Shift:
day

Hours:
7:00 am to 7:30 pm

Contact Information:

Fax: 213-484-7228
Email: robertlopez@dochs.org

Job Details:
- AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - BLS
- FIRE/SAFETY CARD (must be presented within 30 days from DOH)
- 1-3 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY

A clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who delivers care to acutely ill adolescent, adult and geriatric patient through the nursing process of assessment, patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Assumes responsibility for nursing care and patient safety while in the Medical Surgical. Provides direct and indirect nursing care of Med/Surg during departmental stay.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not all inclusive)

Utilizes the nursing process to assess the patient's condition and nursing needs. Sets goals,

prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet the goals and the physical, cultural, spiritual,

and rehabilitative needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including discharge

planning as appropriate for the age of the patient. Recognizes the abnormal and acts

accordingly.

1. Assesses and documents review of systems, physical assessment, home care and

teaching needs of assigned patients each shift.

2. Identifies nursing diagnoses and formulates patient care goals consistent with

identified patient needs.

3. Demonstrates the use of the nursing process as documented in the admission assessment, patient care plan, Focus Charting, and discharge planning.

4. Provides continuity of care through implementation and utilization of the patient care

plan. Referrals are initiated to Social Service, Pastoral Care and ancillary staff, etc.

5. Responds to emergency situations and takes action based on hospital policy and

procedure.

6. Adheres to policies and procedures directing the administration of medications,

phlebotomy, and intravenous therapy.

7. Specimens are correctly collected, handled, labeled and documented in the patient

record.

8. Involves patient and/or designated individual in decision making and control of plan

for treatment and care.

9. Demonstrates clinical proficiency as documented in skills check list.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Current California registered nurse licensure.

2. Current American Heart Association BCLS

3. Los Angeles Fire Card within 30 days of hire

4. One year's experience preferred in an acute care hospital.

5. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in the English language.

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St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC), Los Angeles' oldest hospital, is located in the heart of the city. Founded in 1856 by the Daughters of...