Registered Nurse - 6th Floor Med/Surg - Full-Time 12 Hour Days
Company: University of Southern California
Posted on: May 3, 2021
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
Under general supervision of the charge nurse, and directly
responsible to the Clinical Director, the staff nurse is
accountable for the delivery of skilled patient care, unit
activities, and supervision of the team members for a specified
REPRESENTATIVE FUNCTIONS OR DUTIES:
Assesses the patient and family needs and completes admission
Initiates Patient Care Plan from assessment information which
includes nursing diagnoses, goals, and interventions.
Documents patient status at the time of admission, transfer, or
discharge to and from nursing unit.
Includes the patient and family in formulating the plan of
Sets priorities in planning for patient needs to include patient
and/or family teaching.
Communicates with and utilizes available resource people within
the facility and community in planning all aspects of nursing
Considers social, cultural, and economic factors as they relate
to specific patients and families and documents this information on
the plan of care.
Performs technical skills safely and according to accepted
Demonstrates ability to use equipment according to accepted
Explains procedures, treatments, and medications to patient and
Carries out patient and family requests or explains to them why
they cannot be done.
Is knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of patient conditions
most commonly encountered in the pediatric, adult and geriatric
patient and understands the patho-physiology as demonstrated by
appropriate nursing interventions.
Is knowledgeable about medications and IV solutions in terms of
purpose, side effects, and contraindications in the pediatric,
adult and geriatric patient.
Instructs the patient and/or family in identified knowledge
and/or skills deficits.
Revises Patient Care Plan as necessary, based on daily
evaluation of patient's condition and response to nursing care.
Evaluates and documents the response of patients and/or family
Delegates duties to team members appropriately after assessing
patient's needs and varying skill levels of staff members.
Guides and supervises team members in the provision of nursing
Provides feedback for team members concerning appropriate or
inappropriate nursing interventions.
Demonstrates responsiveness to team members by listening,
providing support, or referring to appropriate source of help if
Recognizes own limitations and seeks help from appropriate
sources when needed.
Assumes desk duties when necessary or when assigned.
Communicates with Clinical Director regarding new or temporary
employees assigned to the unit.
Maintains professional and diplomatic communication with
patients, families, staff and physicians.
Makes self available to listen to patient and family
Addresses patient with appropriate title as agreed by patient
Communicates concise and appropriate information concerning
patient's needs and condition to physician and ancillary
Communicates concise and appropriate information concerning
patient's needs and condition by way of intershift reports.
Documents appropriate information by use of problem-oriented
Attends a minimum of three (3) staff meetings per year.
Participates in Nursing Department committees as requested.
Seeks experiences to enhance clinical knowledge of the
pediatric, adult and geriatric patient as evidenced by maintaining
education file on unit.
Submits copies of CEU certificates for outside seminars to Human
Relations Department. 34. Current BCLS.
Annual Review of: (a) Hazardous Materials; (b) Fire Safety;
Electrical Safety; (d) Body Mechanics; (e) Radiation Safety; and
(f) Infection Control.
Appearance is in accordance with nursing policy. Wears complete
uniform and photo identification badge.
Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information.
Cooperates with and accepts changes in policy, procedure,
personnel, and environment.
- Accepts guidance and direction from the Clinical Director.
40.Contributes to positive unit atmosphere as evidenced by a
smile, eye contact, friendly demeanor, etc., as defined by guest
41.Is ready to begin working at the scheduled time.
Utilizes time effectively to complete assignments on time.
Unscheduled time off does not exceed an average of six to eight
Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected change in
volume, emergencies, staffing, or scheduling.
Adhere to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Adhere to the lines of authority and communication formulated by
the organizational chart. 48. Complete medical record as outlined
in charting procedure.
Use Time and Attendance Clock and Exception Sheets as per
- Participate in Quality Management studies and serves on CQI
project teams as requested.
- BSN or MSN Preferred.
- 1 to 3 years of acute care experience in a hospital med/surg
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Current California Registered Nurse License.
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BCLS).
As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is
the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles
backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of
personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a
dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC-VHH
brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency
services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized
care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.
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qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status,
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC
policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants
with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the
requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring
ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access
or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by
phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at email@example.com. Inquiries
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