RN Clinical Staff Med/Surg/Tele 3rd floor Full Time - Nights
Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Location: South Gate
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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The Clinical Staff Nurse is a skilled and experienced professional
Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for excellence in the clinical
practice of nursing and the management of patient care. Reporting
to the Manager of Medical-Surgical Telemetry, the Clinical Staff
Nurse has 12 hour accountability for organizing, planning,
directing, coordinating, and providing high quality, individualized
patient/family centered care based on the Watson Model of Care for
a defined group of patients, including the identification and
demonstration of abilities to meet special needs and considerations
of Age and Population Specific awareness. This position requires
the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the
Mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. It is
expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent
with the Core Values. The employee shall support Martin Luther
King, Jr. Community Hospital's strategic plan and the goals and
direction of the quality and performance improvement process
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The nurse demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem
solving model; utilizing their knowledge and experience to
anticipate and plan to meet patient and family needs.
Nursing assessment is focused to target areas most productive for a
given patient population or situation. Recognizes subtle changes in
clinical situation; evaluates and appropriately alters the plan of
care. Is accountable for prioritizing and organizing patient care
and ensuring follow through with planned care.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age and needs of the patients served on the
assigned unit. Consistently applies current literature/research
findings and critical thinking skills to make sound clinical
Demonstrates the Hospital's Patient Satisfaction effort when
interacting with patients, families, and co-workers.
The nurse develops and maintains a therapeutic nurse/patient
relationship throughout the health care continuum. Respect for
patient's rights is an integral part of the nurse/patient
relationship as reflected in our values and mission. Conducts
hourly rounding on patients.
The nurse communicates utilizing the SBAR in all hand-off
Performs documentation of patient care including: assessment,
interdisciplinary plan of care (IPOC), implementation, evaluation,
and the Watson Model of Care following unit specific and hospital
documentation policies and procedures.
Anticipates variables affecting patient comfort and alters physical
and psychosocial interventions accordingly, using a variety of
modalities. Assists patient/family to maximize sense of control and
actively participate in his/her recovery.
Demonstrates commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients
and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs
and achieve positive patient outcomes.
Works with Care Mangers during the patient's stay and takes a
proactive role in coordinating interdisciplinary discharge planning
for a specific patient population.
Reviews all orders on patients and communicates changes in patient
condition with physician and other team members. Contacts the
physician promptly with significant changes in patient's condition,
collaborates professionally for required orders and follows-up with
Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interventions and documents
outcomes in the IPOC.
Utilizes patient classification system according to standards
Demonstrates ability to plan, supervise, instruct and evaluate
ancillary nursing personnel, floats, orientees and registry staff.
Ensures that an evaluation is completed each shift for
Upholds professional appearance and demonstrates such through
adherence to dress code. Wears hospital I.D. badge and promotes the
standard of proper identification for peers and staff.
Maintains a safe and clean environment that complies with
regulatory standards including Patient Safety Goals.
Participates in the implementation of the unit specific Quality and
Performance Improvement Plan, completes monitoring forms and
reports findings to the Clinical Unit Supervisor and Nurse
Assist with unit orientation of new employees.
Assist with unit set-up of equipment, supplies, patient rooms,
Assist in the Care Collaborative System training for new
Participate in integrated testing for the Care Collaborative
Provide basic hygiene and ADL's to patients.
Any other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager.
Bachelor in Nursing degree preferred.
Associate in Nursing, Nursing Diploma, or equivalent.
Internal Candidates that have successfully completed the MLKCH
Versant Nurse Residency Program will be considered
Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience.
Minimum of 12 months of Med/Surg/Telemetry or Critical Care nursing
experience preferred with regard to regulatory guidelines and
standard of practice and/or at the discretion of the Manager/
Current California Nursing license
Basic EKG Competence
Certification in Progressive Critical Care Nursing preferred.
Certification in Medical / Surgical Nursing preferred.
C. Special Skills/Knowledge
Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish)
Basic computer skills
Dysrhythmia Course certificate preferred.
Electronic Medical Record experience preferred
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Blue Card within 90 Days of hire
or requirement notification.
Equal Rights Employer
Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military
service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local
laws. This application is intended for use in evaluating your
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MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
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