Staff RN - Med/Surg FT Days

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in Peer Review Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes safe administration of medications Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Discusses and makes plans for the post-op discharge to include but not limited to transportation, responsible adult for post op care. Keeps patient and family informed of surgical procedure specifics including but not limited to schedule, length of procedure, communication with family members, pain control, etc. Minimizes the potential for injury to the patient related to a surgical procedure. Obtains patient history, surgical and anesthesia consent as required. Provides appropriate procedural explanation, pre, intra and post procedure. Identifies normal physiologic changes after childbirth. Identifies post partum complications based on assessment. Differentiates between normal and abnormal signs and symptoms of the post partum patient. Initiates comprehensive interventions to prevent further complications. Designs individualized plan of care based on the patient's needs. Collaborates with other healthcare teams based on the patient's needs. Assists patients of fetal demise with the grieving process by listening, crying, using touch, acknowledging the loss and encouraging patients and families to be patient with themselves. Education Degree Program College Diploma Nursing Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience N/A Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements Registered Nurse License BCLS or ACLS Certification