The Registered Nurse/Clinical II (CN II) is a licensed experienced professional supervised by the Clinical Supervisor/Clinical III (CN III), Nurse Manager/Nursing Director. A CN II is accountable for the coordination of patient care and education to the patient and family in accordance with the standards, policies, and practices in a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment. These services further the mission of Valley Presbyterian Hospital, which is to provide high quality, cost effective healthcare for the community served by VPH.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (These are the essential job functions for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others):
Communication – Upholds professional communication with colleagues, physicians, and other members of the health care team. Utilizes the Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) communication format. Prior to contacting physicians is prepared with relative patient data and proactively anticipates the information the physician will need to respond to the call/request.
Confidentiality – Maintains strict confidentiality at all times, following HIPAA and VPH policies. Performs daily activities within the appropriate ethical and legal guidelines as defined by the Compliance program and in accordance with Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s mission, vision and values.
Cross-training – Cross trains to all areas within floating cluster, according to hospital policy.
Documentation and system utilization - Utilizes information technology to document processes of care in a timely manner and independently seeks out opportunities for improving computer/automation skills.
Evaluation of care – Collaborates with preceptor/mentor and physicians to evaluate the effectiveness of the care plan through observation of the patient's condition, behavior, signs and symptoms of illness, and reactions to treatment, through communication with the patient and the health team members, and modifies the plan each time the patient’s condition changes and in accordance with policy.
Infection control – Adheres to Universal Precautions, and VPH infection control standards, including performing hand sanitation before and after each patient contact.
Medication administration – Administers all medications per hospital policy. Reports medication errors to nurse leader and promptly notifies physician.
Nursing process, assessment, and diagnosis – Collects and interprets patient data using the nursing process and data from the physician and medical record (e.g. history and physical, progress notes).Formulates a nursing diagnosis through the observation of the patient's physical condition, behavior, and interpretation of information. Assesses patients according to unit guidelines and anticipates changes in patient’s status. Performs skills in an independent manner with a validated competency.Explains the care/treatment to the patient and family throughout their stay.
Patient advocate – Works on behalf of the patient and family, advocating in support of their values, beliefs, evidenced-based practices, and standards. Ensures that patient personal hygiene needs are addressed in a dignified and consistent manner.
Patient discharge process – Provides ongoing discharge education to the patient/family based on individual patient needs. Starts planning for an effective discharge upon admission.
Patient Satisfaction – Provides a caring, compassionate approach and a kind attitude with a gentle touch. Keeps the patient/family informed. Apologizes for unanticipated delays in service. Functions as a team player, eager to help and learn new skills. Offers assistance, with a willing attitude. Adheres to the hourly rounding policy by proactively seeking to resolve patient/family needs.
Patient Throughput– Supports patient/hospital throughput initiatives to facilitate timely, efficient, and effective patient acceptance from the Emergency Department and other units. This includes a timely transfer/discharge of patients.
PI/Evidenced –based practice – Seeks opportunities to participate in achieving unit or hospital quality initiatives such as patient satisfaction, core measures, CMS and DNV compliance, CDPH requirements, and PI projects (e.g. decreasing falls, restraints, hospital acquired pressure ulcers, pain).
Professional image- Exhibits professionalism in appearance, conduct, communication, and behavioral appropriate to the situation.
Must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the position.
Minimum one (1) year of recent nursing experience, preferably in an acute care setting as a registered nurse in operating room.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is required
Current licensure with the California Board of Registered Nursing
Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification
Must successfully complete and maintain LA City Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employment.
Must successfully complete and maintain certification for Mgmt of Assaultive Behavior (ex. CPI- Non-violent Crisis Intervention) within 30 days of employment.
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1958 as a small, neighborhood provider of personalized medical care. Today, we are one of the largest and most prestigious full-service acute care facilities in the San Fernando Valley. Our 350-bed hospital serves thousands of families each year, with access to a wide range of medical expertise and leading-edge technology across all elements of care. Among the region’s brightest and best, our nurses, therapists, technicians and more than 500 physicians represent virtually every specialty and most sub-specialties in the medical field, including cardiac care, orthopedics, maternal and child health, and oncology.