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Per Diem Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: Kaweah Health
Location: Visalia
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Kaweah Health is a publicly owned, community healthcare organization that provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia area in central California. With more than 5,000 employees, Kaweah Health provides state-of-the-art medicine and high-quality preventive services in our acute care hospital, specialized health centers and clinics. Our eight-campus healthcare district has 613 beds and offers comprehensive health services across a broad continuum of care.

It takes a special person to work for Kaweah Health. We serve a region where the needs are great, which makes the rewards even greater. Every day, we care for people facing unique challenges and in need of healing. Throughout it all, our focus is to make a difference, and we do - in the health of our patients, our loved ones, and our community.

Benefits Eligible
Not Benefits Eligible

Work Shift
Day (United States of America)

Department
7570 Cardiac Cath Lab

The purpose of this position is to protect and promote health, prevent illness and injury, and alleviate suffering through nursing diagnosis and treatment. Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting through oversight of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide holistic care and advocate for patients and families served.

QUALIFICATIONS

License /Certification
Required:
CA RN license
BLS
ACLS within one year of hire/transfer.

Education
Preferred: BSN, MSN, or currently enrolled in RN-BSN program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

The nurse's practice is guided by the Code of Ethics. Professional behavior including interactions with co-workers. Displays our values; treats everyone respectfully. Identifies high risk patients and initiates intervention of ancillary department:
Decisions and actions on behalf of patients/residents are determined in an ethical manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters.
Acts as a patient/resident advocate and assists patients/residents in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves.
Delivers care in a nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory manner that preserves patient autonomy, dignity and rights.

Utilizes nursing process-assessed via direct observation, peer reviews, audits, documentation:
Assessment-successful completion of Physical Assessment validation
Diagnosis
Planning
Outcome identification
Implementation
Evaluation.

The nurse uses the results of quality of care/performance improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice:
Collects clinical data to monitor quality and effectiveness of nursing care.
Identifies aspects of care that are important for quality monitoring and formulates recommendations to improve nursing practice or patient/resident outcomes.
Assists in development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practice guidelines to improve quality of care and nursing practice.
Participates on interdisciplinary teams that evaluate clinical practice or health services relating to patient/resident care.
Participates in QI studies: involved in task force or committee. Implements suggestions for improving outcomes per unit study results. Independently identifies problematic areas and recommends problem solving. Shares findings of studies, audits with others. Seeks improvement independently.

Collaborates and communicates with the patient/resident, family, and other health care providers. Utilizes peer review and observation. Monitors documentation for appropriate referrals:
Formulates the plan of care and involves patient/residents in decisions related to care and the delivery services.
Makes referrals, including provisions for continuity of care, as needed.
Addendum (essential for specific dept)
TEAM LEADER:
Is a primary clinical resource for staff on assigned unit. Is a role model and mentor for staff. Acts as the Nurse Manager Representative in his/her absence. Provides leadership and support for staff through effective problem solving and decision making.

Is a resource for staff:
Is a clinical resource
Is a role model
Provides leadership and support for staff
Supports nurse preceptors and new employees during orientation
Provides input on employee evaluations
Assures float staff receive orientation to the floor and feel welcome.

Manages Staff and Patient flow:
Makes and adjusts staff assignments based on the abilities of staff and needs of the patient population.
Assigns admissions and arranges transfers in coordination with the Nurse Manager, House Supervisor and/or Bed Coordinator.
Assures that shift report starts on time.
Monitors breaks to provide adequate staffing.
Determines staffing needs for the next shift and communicates those needs to the Staff Facilitator or Nursing Supervisor.
Assigns staff to ensure equipment checks are completed: PCX controls, crash cart, refrigerator temps, red books and narcotic counts.

Coordinates care in high-risk/emergent situations and keeps Nurse Manager/Director/Nursing Supervisor aware of critical patients and any unit issues.

Ensures collaboration between staff, physicians, other providers, and departments involved in the care of patients on their unit. Keeps lines of communication open.

Ensures patient care issues are documented and reported. Assures the appropriate nurse completes a Statement of Concern.

Understands and utilizes Medical Staff and Kaweah Health's chain of command.

Provides employee guidance and alerts the Nurse Manager of counseling needs.

Provides patient care as needed.

Makes fiscally responsible decisions regarding staffing and use of patient supplies.

Additional

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and services appropriate to the population served on the assigned unit or work area. Knowledgeable of growth and development for all patient/family cultural, linguistic, spiritual, gender, and age specific needs. Able to effectively communicate and care for patient and family as reflected in the Plan for Provision of Care.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Pay Range
$53.41 -$80.12

If you want to use your talents alongside people who face each day with courage and purpose, in an environment that empowers you to do your absolute best, this is where you belong.

Keywords: Kaweah Health, Visalia , Per Diem Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab, Healthcare , Visalia, California

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