I. Statement of Purpose
As an integral member of the patient care team, the Registered Nurse supports the Chief Nursing Officer in leading the patient care team in providing for the safety, recovery and comfort of patients by implementing the nursing process (assessment, nursing diagnosis, developing the plan of care and the education plan; implementation of interventions, evaluation of interventions and revision of plan as needed); and provides education and advocacy. Practices in compliance with regulatory requirements including CMS Conditions of Participation, Title 22, CDPH regulations, DNV-GL/NIAHO standards, etc.
The Registered Nurse supports department manager and director in quality improvement and growth of unit services; leadership in collaboration with co-workers and other departments; management of efficient services with meaningful and valuable outcomes.
Patient care within the scope of practice
Patient acuity based on patient classification decision-making method
RNs are expected to practice to the full extent of his/her legal scope of practice based on education, training and competency. RNs are expected to make judgments and decisions about patient care and to act on the assessments performed.
RNs are accountable for providing a healing environment for recovery and safe passage of patients through their episode of care in the hospital; for prevention of harm; for educating the patient about their condition and implementation of self-care actions; of educating about abnormal findings and when and how to report to their care-giver; for providing comfort and compassionate care
Assists charge nurse with planning delivery of patient care for the shift;
Contributes to overall unit planning and improvement
Precepting and competency validating new hires and to new procedures
Teaching nursing students
As indicated to other RNs, LVNs, CNAs
Expectations to assigned staff (interventions; report back; etc.)
Improvement opportunities; information through chain of command; unusual events;
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education:Graduation from Registered Nurse ProgramBSN desired (if not upon hire, will obtain within 5 years preferred)Minimum Experience/Knowledge:1 year clinical experience (except new graduate RN) in an acute care setting preferred.If applicable - experience in treating ortho and stoke patient population preferred.For 6th Floor Med/Surg and Transitional Care Unit Employees:•Two years’ experience with Orthopedic and Medical-Surgical nursing preferred•Certification in Medical-Surgical, Orthopedic or other specialty preferredRequired License/Certification:California Registered Nurse LicenseCertification in clinical specialty or management desired •Surgery: BLS, ACLS•PACU/SDS/ GI Lab: BLS, ACLS, PALS•ED: BLS, ACLS, PALS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire), NIHSS (within 30 days of hire), NRP (within 6 months of hire), ENPC (within 12 months of hire),•L&D/Post-Partum: BLS, ACLS, NRP •NICU: BLS, PALS, NRP•Nursery: BLS, NRP•Geropsych: BLS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire)•ICU/ 5S and 4th Telemetry: BLS, ACLS, NIHSS (within 30 days of hire)•6th Med Surg: BLS, ACLS•TCU: BLSBLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP must be AHA certified. All certifications must be active effective date of hire/transfer unless otherwise indicated. 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.