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Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery - Per Diem 12 Hour Days at University of Southern California

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Glendale, California

Job Description:

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
Under general supervision of the charge nurse, and directly responsible to the Clinical Director, the staff nurse is accountable for the delivery of skilled patient care, unit activities, and supervision of the team members for a specified shift.
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Direct patient care activities based on Nursing Process
2.Assessment: Assess the patient and family needs and completes admission assessment documentation
3.Initiates Patient Care Plan from assessment information which includes nursing diagnoses, goals, and interventions
4.Documents patient status at the time of admission, transfer, or discharge to and from nursing unit
5.Planning includes the patient and family in formulating the plan of care
6.Sets priorities in planning for patient needs to include patient and/or family teaching
7.Communicates with and utilizes available resources people within the facility and community in planning all aspects of nursing care
8.Considers social, cultural, and economic factors as they relate to specific patients and families and documents this information on the plan of care
9.Implementation: Performs technical skills safely and according to accepted procedure using Universal Precautions as indicated.
10.Demonstrates ability to use equipment according to accepted procedure
11.Explains procedures, treatments, and medications to patient and family
12.Carries out patient and family requests or explains to them why they cannot be done
13.Is knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of patient conditions most commonly encountered in the newborn, parturient, and post partum patient and understands the patho-physiology as demonstrated by appropriate nursing interventions
14.Is knowledgeable about medications and IV solutions in terms of purpose, side effects, and contraindications in the newborn, parturient, and post partum patient
15.Instructs the patient and/or family in identified knowledge and/or skills deficits
16.Evaluation: Revise Patient Care Plan as necessary, based on daily evaluation of patient's condition and response to nursing care
17.Evaluates and documents the response of patients and/or family to teaching
18.Leadership Skills: Delegates duties to team members appropriately after assessing patient's needs and varying skill levels of staff members
19.Guides and supervises team members in the provision of nursing care
20.Provides feedback for team members concerning appropriate or inappropriate nursing interventions
21.Demonstrates responsiveness to team members by listening, providing support, or referring to appropriate source of help if indicated
22.Recognizes own limitations and seeks help from appropriate sources when needed
23.Assumes desk duties when necessary or when assigned
24.Communicates with Clinical Director regarding new or temporary employees assigned to the unit
25.Maintains professional and diplomatic communication with patients, families, staff and physicians
26.Interpersonal relationships/communication skills
27.Makes self available to listen to patient and family concerns
28.Addresses patient with appropriate title as agreed by patient and family
29.Communicates concise and appropriate information concerning patient's needs and condition to physician and ancillary departments; and by way of inter-shift reports
30.Documents appropriate information by use of problem-oriented charting
31.Professional development: Attends a minimum of three (3) staff meetings per year
32.Participates in Nursing Department committees as requested
33.Seeks experiences to enhance clinical knowledge of the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient as evidenced by maintaining education file on unit
34.Submits copies of CEU certificates for outside seminars to Human Relations Department
35.Current Basic Cardiac Life Support
36.Annual Review of : (a) Hazardous Materials; (b) Fire Safety; Electrical Safety; (d) Body Mechanics; (e) Radiation Safety; and (f) Infection Control
37.Personal Qualities: Appearance is in accordance with nursing policy
38.Wears complete uniform and photo identification badge
39.Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information
40.Cooperates with and accepts changes in policy, procedure, personnel, and environment
41.Accepts guidance and direction from the Clinical Director
42.Contributes to positive unit atmosphere as evidenced by a smile, eye contact, friendly demeanor, etc, as defined by guest relations policy
43.Is ready to begin working at the scheduled time
44.Utilizes time effectively to complete assignments on time
45.Unscheduled time off does not exceed an average of six to eight days annually
46.Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected change in volume, emergencies, staffing, or scheduling
47.In addition to the duties/responsibilities outlined, every nursing employee is expected to: Adhere to hospital and departmental policies and procedures
48. Perform related duties as assigned
49.Adhere to the lines of authority and communication formulated by the organizational chart
50.Complete medical record as outlined in charting procedure
51.Used Time and Attendance Clock and Exception Sheets as per policy
52.Participate in Quality Management studies and serves on CQI project teams as requested.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education:
BSN Preferred

Minimum Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year current experience as a Registered Nurse working with the parturient and post partum patients preferred

Minimum Field of Expertise:
-Current California Registered Nurse License
-Completed and pass an 8-hour fetal monitoring class.
-Current BCLS and NRP certification.

As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC-VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.

REQ20053486 Posted Date: 12/05/2017