Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Med Surg Unit. Communicates
with physicians/Nurse Supervisor/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in
patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and
symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in
condition or response to treatment.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
position without compromising patient care.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
* Completion of an accredited registered nursing program.
* ACLS and BLS Certificate required
* One year of acute care experience preferred.
* Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
* Ability to plan and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.
* Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills.
* Knowledge and proficiency of hospital information technology applications.
* [California, United States] Registered Nurses Current California nursing license
* Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy)
* Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)
* Staff meetings (90%)
* Annual Requirements
* Mock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)
* PPD/TB Screen
* Annual Competencies
* Flu Vaccine
* Compliance Training
* Demonstrates the ability to perform interventions and provide services to the level of licensure as defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the Board of Registered Nursing of California.
* Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
* Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
* Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.
* Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
* Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
* Able to interpret data about the patients status in order to identify each patients age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
* Documentation meets current standards and policies.
* Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
* Communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
* Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
* Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
* Demonstrates ability to use SBAR Format when giving report from any other medical professional.
* Other duties as assigned
* Lift up to 10 pounds – 2/3 and more of time
* Lift up to 25 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Lift up to 50 pounds – up to 1/3 of time
* Lift more than 100 pounds – up to 1/3 of time with assistance
* Push/Pull – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Reach with hands and arms – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Sit – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Stand – 2/3 and more of time
* Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl – up to 1/3 of time
* Talk or hear – 2/3 and more of time
* Taste or smell – up to 1/3 of time
* Use hands to finger, handle or feel – 2/3 and more of time
* Walk – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Body fluid exposure – Yes
* Fine Dexterity – Both (3-4 hours)
* Grasping: simple/light – Both (3-4 hours)
* Grasping: firm/heavy – Both (3-4 hours)
* Hearing – Ability to hear alarms on equipment
* Hearing – Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff
* Hearing – Ability to hear patient call
* Repetitive use of foot control – Both (5-6 hours)
* Repetitive use of hands – Both (5-6 hours)
* Risk of electrical shock – up to 1/3 of time
* Typical noise level – Moderate Noise
* Work near moving mechanical parts – up to 1/3 of time