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Company: Sutter Health
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: EMC - Eden Medical Center Position Overview: -Applying the principles of the nursing process and working within the policies/procedures of the Patient Care Services Department and the Medical Center, the staff nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who, as the patient's primary nurse, is responsible and accountable for:
* The overall management of the nursing care provided, assuring competent, compassionate and cost --effective patient care from admission to discharge;
* Assuring the safety, comfort, personal hygiene and protection of patients and performing disease prevention and restorative measures;
* Responding to medical and environmental emergencies Job Description: The full Job Description for this Job Profile can be viewed at the following link: GF21120010 - 21321120060 - Nurse-Staff II (ABMC CNA; SMT CNA)

In addition to the key accountabilities listed, employees working in this position are expected to accept and perform other duties as requested. All employees are responsible for integrating security practices in daily work by appropriately using and safeguarding SH IS resources in compliance with SH policies and procedures.

Provision of Patient Care
--- Provides competent, compassionate and cost effective patient care in accordance with unit, department, hospital policies, scientific principles, sound nursing practice/process, nursing objectives and standards of care:
o Plans/coordinates delivery of care to maximize efficient care delivery ensuring the safety, comfort, personal hygiene and protection of patients and maintaining a safe environment
o Sets priorities for and provides patient care in routine and complex situations
o Serves as liaison between nursing and medical staff to facilitate collaborative approach to patient care
o Coordinates involvement of patient, physician, family and other health team members to manage patient care, hospital resources and services to achieve optimal level of patient care
o Sets priorities, initiates and directs emergency interventions in a calm, efficient and competent manner
--- Exercises clinical judgment and critical thinking in all aspects of the nursing process and unit activities; develops creative solutions to problems:
o Administers treatments, medications and performs nursing skills in a timely manner
o Maintains current knowledge of patient care status and monitors patient's perception of care through clinical rounds
o Assures physicians are informed of significant changes in patient's condition
o Analyzes, inputs and integrates the patient acuity levels in accurate and timely manner
o Demonstrates knowledge and ability to effectively interact with patient population served

--- Conducts initial and ongoing assessment of the patient/family including consideration of biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self-care, educational and discharge planning factors:
o Completes nursing assessment (coordinates completion of other required screening assessments) within 24 hours of admission
o Ensures nursing process is carried out on an individualized goal-directed basis to meet all patient needs including patient assessment (including pain, age-appropriate factors), patient care plans, patient/family education, discharge planning, disease prevention and restorative measures
o Observes patient's physical condition and behavior, interprets information and ensures patient's acuity levels are identified/documented
o Identifies, observes and monitors patients at risk for untoward events and implements precautions/activities to reduce the risk and avoid events
--- Evaluates/re-evaluates, through observation and communication, the effectiveness of plan of care
o Modifies the plan, as appropriate, in collaboration with patient/family, physician and other disciplines

--- Develops the patient's plan of care as it relates to biophysical, psychosocial, environmental , self --care, educational and discharge needs in collaboration with patient and family, physician and other disciplines:
o Develops/implements plan of care and timely interventions based on patient/family interview, observation, chart review and consultation with other health team members
o Documents/communicates patient assessment, plan of care, outcomes and other pertinent information with other health team members
--- Evaluates/re-evaluates, through observation and communication, the effectiveness/outcomes of the patient's care plan in collaboration with patient/family, physician and other disciplines:
o Modifies plan, communicates and initiates follow-up activities as appropriate

--- Develops, implements, documents formal teaching and discharge planning that includes the patient/family/significant other in care for identified health needs
--- Explains treatments/activities to patient/family/significant other
--- Communicates with patient and family in a clear, open end collaborative manner showing care and concern

Delegation/coordination/supervision of team
--- Delegates tasks appropriately/effectively to team members based on legal scopes of practice, licensure, educational preparation, appropriate guidelines and individual capability:
o Clarifies role responsibilities and expectations; provides clinical performance coaching and counseling as needed
o Directs, oversees and evaluates the care delegated to other patient care team members
--- Coordinates, facilitates/fosters communication among departments to ensure smooth, efficient coordination of patient care:
o Facilitates conflict resolution and follow-up with patients, families, physicians, team members and other disciplines
o Collaborates with physicians and other disciplines to manage patient care, hospital resources and services
o Functions as a team member and assumes delegated responsibilities that contribute to team, unit, department and hospital objectives
--- Supervises and clinically directs the work of other care partners including job orientation/training, assignments:
o Provides clinical input to management as needed
o Participates in clinical staff performance evaluations
o Assists with department orientation and continuing education of staff

Patient Advocacy
--- Serves as patient advocate to ensure physical, psychological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family are met
--- Conducts multi disciplinary rounds and care conferences
--- Initiates actions to improve health care or changes decisions/activities which are against the patient's wishes

Role Model
--- Acts as role model and clinical resource to students, staff
--- Provides orientation/mentoring to new employees, students and temporary agency/registry personnel

Professional development
--- Identifies own performance goals and takes action to meet these goals
--- Provides input related to staff development programs based upon identified learning needs, changes in nursing departmental practices and regulatory/accreditation requirements
--- Actively participates in and/or chairs professional committees

Other Functions & Duties
--- Assesses and supports the development of unit/team goals and other professional issues; lends and/or actively participates in team staff meetings
--- Participates in the development and implementation of policies and practices, standardized procedures, protocols relevant to the department and Medical Center's needs
--- Contributes to and actively participates in the quality assurance and quality improvement processes per JCAHO and/or regulatory agencies
--- Actively participates in and/or chairs professional committees
--- All other duties as needed or assigned


  • Demonstrates working knowledge of patient care techniques, medications, treatments and general health care procedures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to:
    --- provide basic patient care to a diverse patient population
    --- read/interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations
    --- write legibly and effectively present ideas, document activities
    --- demonstrate leadership abilities
    --- deal with problems involving several variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    NONINVASIVE CARDIOLOGY: Supervises, monitors and reports on patients who are testing for all types of cardiac stress, (nuclear, treadmill, dobutamine) transesophageal echocardiograms, tilt table and cardioversion procedures. Maintains crash carts, defibrillator, IV kits, pyxis.

    • Minimum 6 months clinical experience Required
    • Minimum one year current experience in area of specialty preferred Preferred
      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Noninvasive Cardiology: Experience in Noninvasive Cardiac Stress Testing and monitoring of cardiovascular special procedures Required
      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Cardiac Rehab: Experience in phase II and III of Cardiac Rehab patient care Preferred

      Education Level: Bachelor's Preferred
      Additional Requirements/Area of Study: BSN

      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Noninvasive Cardiology - Education Level: Bachelor'sAdditional Requirements/Area of Study: RN
      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Cardiac Rehab - Education Level: Bachelor'sAdditional Requirements/Area of Study: RN

      Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN Required
      Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required

      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Noninvasive Cardiology: Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS
      213-Sutter East Bay Hospitals\Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Noninvasive Cardiology: Electrocardiogram Certification - EKG Job Shift: Nights Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 12 Days of the Week: Variable Weekend Requirements: Every other Weekend Benefits: Yes Unions: Yes Position Status: Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number of Openings: 2 This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800. Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Evenings

Keywords: Sutter Health, Castro Valley , ICU RN II, Other , Castro Valley, California

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