Kaiser Permanente Lvl III Staff RN - Cardiology Clinic - PD in Downey, California
As the leader of the health care team, provides professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process in accordance w/ established standards of care, policies, & procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent w/ the Medical Center Vision, Mission, & Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality & effectiveness in work habits & clinical practice; & treats co-workers, patients, families, & all members of the health care team w/ dignity & respect.
Essential Functions: - The Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, & behaviors: - Leadership: - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, & applicable state, federal & local laws. - Serves as a leader of the health care team; delegates tasks appropriately, & demonstrates appropriate accountability. - Understands own & team members scope of practice & escalates issues as appropriate. - Demonstrates professional, supportive behavior. - Champions new ideas. - Leads & directs others through the change process. - Utilizes communication strategies including chain of comm& & issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes. - Participates in problem identification & resolution. - Mentors, orients, & coaches others in unit specific operations & patient care activities. - Shares responsibility & authority w/ subordinates & holds him/her accountable for performance. - Demonstrates ability to problem solve w/ other departments in order to assist member problem resolution. - Prioritizes, delegates, & supervises work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities. - Complies w/ regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, & standards of practice. - Nursing Process: - Develops &/or contributes to the individualized plan of care that reflects assessment, planning, implementing, & evaluating the outcomes of that plan. - Ensures plan shows multidisciplinary planning, consultation, & education. - Ensures plan is reflective of admission or outpatient database, on-going findings, age appropriate care, cultural specific needs, & appropriate acuity. - Ensures plan is discussed w/ patient, family/significant others, & completed in a timely manner. - Monitors the patient's progress based on the plan. - Revises plan on ongoing basis based on patient condition & evaluation of progress. - Ensures care meets standards of practice. - Ensures effective development & completion of discharge plan including discharge barriers & patient/family education. - Ensures that patient clearly understands discharge instructions. - In outpatient, identify barriers & needs for patient/family education that will facilitate the outpatient medical mgmt plan. - Ensures patient safety related but not limited to, medications & procedures utilizing the five rights; patient falls; decubitus prevention & prevention of nosocomial infections. - Ensures optimal pain control & patient comfort; identifies & discusses patient anxieties, fears or concerns regarding patient condition, treatment or discharge. - Ensures that patient understands medication purpose, side effects, & administration instructions in the hospital as well as at the time of discharge. - Documentation: - Charting is accurate, legible, dated, & timed. - Documentation reflects nursing process & interventions & evaluations taken. - Utilizes computer systems effectively & efficiently for optimal patient care. - Clinical Outcomes: - Discusses patient findings & progress toward outcomes w/ physicians & other members of the health care team. - Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period & ongoing completion by departmental competency validation. - Make comprehensive nursing decisions based on interpretation of data, assessments, & evaluations of patient outcomes. - Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, measuring/monitoring, assessing, & improving. - Workplace Safety: - Adherence to LMP Workplace Safety principles & practices. - Applies standard precautions. - Maintains a safe environment for self & others. - Patient Care Experience: - Practices customer service standards as defined by the Service Area, Medical Center, & specified department. - Promptly answers call lights, alarms, & patient requests. - Makes appropriate referrals & facilitates the customer's ability to utilize resources. - Maintains & protects patient confidentiality. - Ensures clean, orderly, & functional work environment. - Treats all families of patients w/ courtesy, respect, kindness & compassion. - Provides an optimal patient care exp by actively listening to the needs of patients & family members & taking responsibility for meeting those identified needs. - Gives patients information in a way they can underst& & ensures comprehension. - Provides a patient care exp that exceeds members' expectations. - Team Commitment: - Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, & willing to assist others. - Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively & seeks appropriate assistance. - Takes accountability for own actions & accepts constructive criticism. - Acts as a resource, preceptor, & mentor to new employees, registry, students, & other team members. - Attends all mandatory meetings, in-services & staff meetings as required, actively participates in other departmental professional development (Requirement may vary for per diem staff). - Participates w/ the assessment of current & future unit learning needs & development of an annual education plan. - Keeps self- informed of activities on the unit & makes recommendations for change. - Adheres to Attendance Program. - Reports to assigned area promptly, being present & available for report at beginning of assigned shift. - Supports a collaborative Labor-Mgmt Partnership environment through unit based teams. - Fiscal Responsibility: - Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime. - Identifies & assists in systems improvement that needs simplification or correction. - Utilizes payroll & non-payroll resources to their maximum potential.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Current CA RN license. - BLS certification. - One (1) year recent (within the last 3 years) full-time equivalent experience in the ED, Critical Care, PACU, Step Down, DOU, Ambulatory Cardiology or as an RN performing treadmills. - Current ACLS card required. - Knowledge of the various types of implantable cardiac devices and demonstrated ability to perform 12-lead EKG interpretation required. - Knowledge of procedural sedation agents and reversal agents required. - Basic arrhythmia course require d.
Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced EKG required
Notes: - Will travel from Orchard Building to DMC
COMPANY Kaiser Permanente
TITLE Lvl III Staff RN - Cardiology Clinic - PD
LOCATION Downey, CA