Location: Oakdale, CA
Reporting to the Director of Nursing this position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and providing high quality individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process.
This position requires providing service to one or more age populations including the developmentally disabled, adult and geriatric population in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.
1. Initiates a multidisciplinary, goal oriented care plan for each patient in collaboration with members of the health care team and provides care based on that plan.
2. Adheres to OVHD practices for pain management with specific consideration of patient’s functional/developmental age, gender, cultural and/or personal preferences.
3. Ensures patient safety by assessing and proactively implementing safety measures with specific consideration of patient’s functional and developmental age.
4. Maintains integrity of patient belongings.
5. Provides appropriate nursing interventions. Competent in all routine nursing skills, including, but not limited to, 1) medication administration, 2) intravenous therapy, 3) management of indwelling catheters and drains, and 4) safe use of any medical equipment, such as, IV pumps.
6. Ensures that the operations and nursing care follow OVHD and department policies and standards. Keeps Nurse Manager informed when difficulties and/or unusual situations occur. Functions as Nurse Manager when assigned and provides for allotted meal and break periods for staff.
7. Demonstrates the ability to provide care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures.
8. Provides compassionate and caring support to families.
9. Determines the presence and type of Advance Directive, as appropriate. Contacts appropriate resources to assist the patient and family as needed.
10. Completes legible, accurate and timely documentation of all nursing care provided to patients, including an evaluation of patients’ response to medications, treatments and procedures.
11. Delegates patient care tasks to Ancillary personnel based on individual competency and scope of practice. Evaluates effectiveness of care performed.
12. Accesses facility information systems to retrieve and utilize pertinent information for the provision of patient care or in the performance of other job related responsibilities. Follows OVHD’s policies and procedures as they pertain to all hospital information systems.
13. Participates in activities within the organization that support performance improvement.
14. Protects hospital resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.
15. Maintains required applicable education and in-service requirements and participates in departmental staff meetings (through attendance or reading meeting minutes).
16. Communicates and follows the organization’s chain of command for notification of patient care and/or service issues.
17. Expresses and accepts feedback in a professional manner.
18. Demonstrates the ability to organize workload, set priorities, and uses time efficiently to complete work on time and in an organized manner.
19. Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
20. Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the professional environment and OVHD’s policy regarding hospital provided uniforms/scrubs.
Graduate of a RN School of Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing
Experience preferred; New graduates welcome
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Current California RN License
Current BLS certification
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Frequent reach, twist, push and pull
Heavy lifting (50 lbs. and over) 50% of the time
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.) 25% of the time
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.) 25% of the time
Must be able to move heavy patients up to 350 lbs. at times in bed and transfer from bed to gurney or wheelchair
Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over) 25% of the time
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.) 35% of the time
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.) 45% of the time
Must assist with ambulation orthostatic vital signs
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions
High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens, rare exposure to toxic substances such as radiation, nuclear isotopes, chemotherapeutic agent