The Clinical Nurse (RN) has the responsibility, accountability, and the authority to deliver safe, effective, quality, excellent nursing care according to the philosophy and goals/objectives of the Department of Nursing. The RN, utilizing Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring, Relationship Based Care, and NorthBay’s professional nursing practice model assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for all patients assigned to his/her care. The RN makes determinations regarding the progress of the patient toward goals and utilizes a therapeutic professional relationship with the patient/family and interdisciplinary team to facilitate the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Care is provided according to the specific physiologic, developmental and psychosocial needs of the patient. Supports the mission, vision, values and expectation of excellence of the organization. Direct Patient Care The RN shall be considered to be competent when he/she consistently demonstrates the ability to transfer scientific knowledge from social, biological and physical sciences in applying the nursing process, as follows: Provides care that is consistent with the interdisciplinary plan of care and grounded in the principles of Relationship Based Care. Assess patient physical and psychosocial condition on an ongoing basis and formulates a nursing diagnosis through observation of the client’s physical condition and behavior, and through interpretation of information obtained from the client and others, including the health team. Formulates a care plan in collaboration with the client, which ensures that direct and indirect nursing care services provide for the client’s safety, comfort, hygiene and protection and for disease prevention and restorative measures. Performs skills essential to the kind of nursing action to be taken, explains the health treatment to the client and family and teaches the client and family how to care for the client’s health needs. Evaluates the effectiveness of the care plan through observation of the client’s physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness and reactions to treatment and through communication with the client and the health team members, and modifies the plan as needed. Demonstrates a current working knowledge and safe use of equipment, instrumentation and medications. Delegates tasks to care team members based on their legal scopes of practice and on the preparation and capability needed in the tasks to be delegated, and effectively supervises nursing care being given by the care team. Acts as the client’s advocate, as circumstances require by initiating action to improve health care or to change decision or activities which are against the interests or wishes of the client, and by giving the client the opportunity to make informed decisions about health care before it is provided. Provides culturally competent, age appropriate, ethical care within legal standards of practice. Acts as a liaison in coordinating patient care activities with nurses, physician, allied health professionals, and ancillary care team members. Utilizes effective communication skills to facilitate safe patient hand offs Documents nursing care per hospital policies. Utilizes manual and automated information systems to improve efficiency and effect productivity. Patient Satisfaction Accountable to meet or exceed unit and organizational goals. Contributes to positive patient care experience through their individual interactions with patients and families. Accountable to understand the impact of personal behaviors on patient experience. Accountable to assist in the resolution of complaints with the goal of immediate resolution if possible. Investigates physician, employee, and patient complaints and provides information to the CNIV or Clinical Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience: Minimum acute care three years (3) experience required. Required: CA RN License, AHA BLS, ACLS Preferred: CCRN Communication: Proficient written, verbal, and electronic communication skills. Physical Effort: Performs all physical duties of the job. Requires lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, twisting, reaching, and fine motor skills. Other: Completion of annual organizational requirements for employment.
BSN required by January 1, 2020. Valid and current RN license by the State of California. Current AHA or AHA equivalent BLS.
Length of assignment: 13 weeks (3 nights 12 hours a day) The exact days vary There is a float policy between facilities (rarely used for nights). The other hospital is located in Vacaville, CA which is about 15 minutes away.
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