Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
Education: As determined by California Board of Registered Nurses.
Experience: A minimum of 1 year (2080 actual hours worked) in an acute care hospital setting. Completion of applicable Hospital and department specific RN competencies (within 3 months of hire/transfer). AT least one year's experience in Surgical Services. Basic keyboard knowledge and willingness to develop computer competency within 6 months. Fluent in English. Bilingual language skills desirable. Ability to communicate clearly. Successful completion of Pharmacology Assessment Exam.
Licenses/Certifications: State of California RN license and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS. ACLS required prior to the completion of orientation and independent assignment.