RN, 2 South

Company Name:
Kaiser Permanente
Under general supervision and in collaboration with other members of the health care team, uses clinical judgment skills to diagnose and treat human responses to actual or potential health problems. The RN is responsible for assessing, planning, directing, providing and evaluation nursing care for patients and coordinating nurses care activities with other health care disciplines. Essential Functions: - Assessment: standard of performance: Performs accurate multi-system assessments, including; biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, education needs and discharge planning needs. Identifies deviations from normal on routine lab diagnostic tests. Reassesses patient throughout hospitalization. Performs complete discharge assessment. - Planning: standard of performance: Develops an individual nursing plan of care. Nursing plan of care is sensitive to the developmental needs of the patient. Coordinates patient care activities and discharge planning with other hospital and clinic departments and community agencies. Develops patient teaching plan and documents on care plan or teaching plan. Appropriately delegates patient care activities based on patient's condition and scope of practice of other health care providers. Established priories for patient care. Classifies acuity level of assigned patients. - Implementation: standard of performance: Initiates appropriate measures based on protocol for the management of the medical and/or surgical patient. Bases nursing care on protocol in place for management of each patient. Correctly carries out the physician's plan of care. Accurately documents in the emr. Documents care according to policy and procedure. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach when appropriate. Performs all necessary procedures correctly. Utilizes available teaching plans in addressing patient teaching needs. Accurately calculates and administers medications. Initiates appropriate measures in emergency situations. - Evaluation: standard of performance: Evaluates assessment methods, plan of care, and patient's response to treatment. Participates in unit quality assurance activities. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum nine (9) months of RN experience. - Experience in acute care or skilled nursing, utilizing the nursing process, effective problem solving and communication skills. Education - Graduate of an accredited nursing program. License, Certification, Registration - Current Oregon or Washington RN license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer. - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer. Additional Requirements: - Must pass the telemetry test within six (6) months of hire or transfer to the unit. - Computer keyboarding skills. Preferred Qualifications: - Two (2) years of recent medical/surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred. - Experience with insulin drips preferred. - Previous health care experience preferred. - Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field preferred. - Demonstrated clinical judgment with inpatient surgical patients preferred.
JOBCOMPANY: Kaiser Permanente

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