Staff Nurse II - Emergency Department [# 12] ( Job Number: 164616 )
Kaiser Permanente - Vallejo, CA

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The Staff Nurse II provides and coordinates emergency nursing care for patients for a designated time frame. Participates in patient/family teaching and provides leadership in working cooperatively with members of the health care team to maintain standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Essential Functions: • MSE reflecting sound clinical knowledge & judgment, & consistent w/Standardized Procedure & State/Federal regulations. • Provision of competent Emergency nursing care, for all ages, acuities & conditions in the population the facility serves. • Works within scope of practice, including standardized procedures, & communicates clearly w/all members of health care team. • Completes duties w/regard to safety practices & policies, including infection control, workplace safety, & management of aggressive behaviors. • Provision of care is consistent w/EMTALA, Nurse Practice Act, Title 22 & other applicable regulations, including patient confidentiality & risk management. • Proficiencies in emergency responses such as resuscitation/codes, hazmat response, & emergency childbirth. • Proficient in the use of computers in documentation, tracking, conveying information. • Teamwork w/all internal & external departments & agencies involved in the provision of care. • Medication administration & management including titrating infusions & pediatric medications. • Requires dependable attendance to scheduled shifts & required staff development. • Maintains all required licenses, certifications & professional development/ continuing education requirements per department & facility standards. • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual & cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement & patient advocacy. • Formulates a goal-directed plan of care in collaboration w/the health care team. • Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, & continuous manner. • Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs & available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, & supplies. • Evaluates effectiveness of care given by all health care team members. • Identifies patient/family learning needs & implements appropriate measures. • Documents patient care & unit activities in a timely, accurate, & concise manner. • Demonstrates knowledge of & applies safety principles as identified within the institution. • Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, & documenting events. • Demonstrates responsibility & accountability for own professional practice. • Participates in department & interdepartmental Performance Improvement activities as directed. • Delegates appropriately & coordinates duties of health care team members. • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions w/patients, families, & all members of the health care team. • Establishes effective working relationships w/members of the health care team, patients, & families. • Demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues. • Performs other related duties as necessary. • This job motivates & provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize & coordination) to LVN's, ED Technicians, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: • One (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) experience as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. • High School Diploma/GED. • Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program & completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience OR Graduate of registered nursing program & either: 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care & has worked 2000 hours as a licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing. • Successful completion of, or enrollment leading to successful completion of, the KP Emergency Nursing Course w/ preceptorship, or equivalent training, or equivalent experience. • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California. • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers. • ACLS & PALS certification required within six (6) months of date of hire into ED position; TNCC, if required, within one (1) year of date of hire into ED position. Depending on the facility, TNCC or NRP may also be required for this position. • Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice. • Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers). • Demonstrated effective written & oral communication skills (in English). • Good interpersonal skills. • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
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