• Summary

    Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards; Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes; Serves in the Resource Nurse role when oriented and as directed; Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care; Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient’s baseline needs and response to care.
    • Delegate tasks and supervises the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.
    • Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned.
    • Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.
    • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
    • May participate in the interview process and make hiring recommendations.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Graduation from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program
    A minimum of one year current experience
    Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
    Must have current or compact licensure in the state of California
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and CNA
    • Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
    • Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
    • Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
    • Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
    • Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators and others
    • Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
    • Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
    • Able to use fine motor skills
    • Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area
    • Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
    • Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
    • Able to remain focused and organized
    • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
    • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions