We offer competitive salaries and benefits including amatching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generoustuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of thesurrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, weâvereceived many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate theseprestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you andyour loved ones. Weâre committed to finding new ways to improve and make ourhospital the best place for patients, physicians and employees. We appreciatethe opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for thedelivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process for assessment,planning, implementation and evaluation while meeting competently all safeexpectations of a nurse.
Technical andJob Specific Skill:
Telephone Skills: Must demonstrate hospital telephoneetiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and by identifyingdepartment and self.
Policy/Procedures: Is aware of and follows allhospital and department policies and procedures.
Teamwork: Promotes positiveco-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands andsupports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflictresolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience withco-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offersassistance and promptly responds to requests.
Productivity: Maintains high productivity andperforms efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high orlow. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds todifficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makesdecisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercisesgood judgment and arrives at sound decisions.
Functions independently on usual unit. Seeksguidance when new/complex situations occur.
Demonstratesclinical competency and technical skills for general and specialty population.
Floats to other areas outside of expertise withorientation & adjusted assignment based on validated competency (DOU toCCU).
Cares for patients of varied acuity levels.
Applies theoretical knowledge in clinicalpractice for the assessment of patients. Applies assessment skills topatient care.
Consistently identifies obvious and subtlepatient/ family problems.
Develops and implements age/culturallyappropriate care plan with patient and family.
Contributes to written plan of care for actualand potential patient problems.
Develops & implements nursing interventionswith patient and family.
Participates in interdisciplinary patientrounds.
Interprets and reports obvious and subtle datawhich indicate that the patient may be at immediate physiological risk.
Evaluate outcomes with the individual and familyand revises plan of care. Evaluates patientâs response to treatments,further intervenes, if necessary.
Identifies subtle educational needs forpt/family. Individualizes and implements established teaching plans usingavailable instructional materials. Evaluates learning and seeksconsultation to modify education plan.
Safely administers medications and IVsappropriately, according to hospital policy and procedures.
Meets care needs for patient and family,including age specific requirements, cultural and religious needs.
Delegates and supervises assigned assistantsbased on job description and Scope of Practice. Provides constructivefeedback to assistant regarding work performance.
Attends 50 % of Staff meetings. Participates inmeetings. Supports unit goals.
Knows and recognizes importance of hospital PIprocess. Participates in data collection and problem identification.
Provides feedback to appropriate committeesregarding practice issues, process improvement. Attends at leastone additional meeting.
Able to discuss current care delivery system.
Implements hospital policies &procedures. Refers to P&P manuals or consults charge nurse or managerwhen unfamiliar situation occurs. Forwards concerns/issues regardingpolicies to appropriate leadership personnel.
Enhancesself-development in own area of practice. Identifies, develops andimplements an action plan for self-development along with nurse manager ordesignee during evaluation process.
Participates in learning activities to obtainskills needed for assigned unit.
Demonstrates positive image of nursing whilepracticing on the unit.
Meets minimum scheduling requirements. Willing to adjust personal schedule to meet department/ hospital need.
Attends all mandatory courses as designated bythe hospital.
Assists in the development of LVN and unlicensedpersonnel. Addresses issues as identified and communicates tosubordinates. If needed, obtains assistance from more experienced staff.
Recognizes the importance of practice trends innursing and participates in data collection.
Assesses patient/family understanding of theirrights.
Acts to uphold patient rights.
Treats all patients, families and co-workers ina polite and respectful manner.
Encourages participation indecision-making.
Recognizes barriers to communication and seeksexpertise to resolve.
Implements caring and supportive care.
Performs any other duties or responsibilities that may beassigned.
Training and Experience:
Current RN License
Current BLS Provider
Preferred: Acute hospitalexperience
ACLS: Required -New Grads are required to get ACLS within successful completion of the Nursingorientation program.
Training and/or experience:
Basic Critical Care Course or equivalent on the jobtraining as validated by competency assessment.
Unit Specific Technical Skills:
Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and basicarrhythmia interpretation.
Care of patients with chest pain.
Competent in care of patientâs post-criticalcare: Acute MI, CABG, post pacemaker insertion, or other cardiac surgery,or interventional procedures.
Competent to care for patient receiving moderatesedation preferred.
Competent to care for patient receivingcardioversion preferred.
Competent to administer cardiac medicationsafely.
Primary Location: Lakewood, California
Facility: Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâs or employeeâs race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.