Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The LVN II performs under the direction of the Registered Nurse in providing for the care of patients to whom he/she is directly assigned.
A basic understanding of medical and surgical problems is necessary, in addition to knowledge of appropriate nursing interventions related to the patients the care for.
IV certification and knowledge additionally required.
Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.
Department Specific Duties:
Participates in chart audit duties as assigned
Proficient in EMR and Batch Charge entry
Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of patients served
Works in conjunction with and under the supervision of an RN in performing assigned nursing tasks.
Administers medications within the scope of practice and nursing policy.
Assists physicians with examinations and treatments.
Demonstrates competency in minor treatment and evaluation of Emergency Department patients.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development
Provides education to patients and families based on their identified needs and physician order.
Re-enforces importance of medication compliance.
Remove any unsafe condition and report and follow up as necessary to the appropriate personnel
Utilizes universal precautions.
Assures patients are adequately oriented to the area.
Monitors unit activities and encourages staff participation in safety issues.
Uses self as a role model to promote health communication and safe work practices.
Reports potential crisis situations to the Clinical Manager.
Monitors patients for changes in condition or status and intervenes appropriately in a timely fashion.
Participates in report at the beginning of the shift and assumes responsibility for assigned area.
Participates in orientation of all new staff as assigned.
Participates in Performance Improvement Plan of Unit.
Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
Acts as the patients advocate and assures that patient rights are upheld.
Communicates professionally with coworkers and physicians.
Asks for assistance and guidance as needed.
Implements appropriate interventions based on patient need and unit guidelines.
Follows the chain of command in problem resolution.
Performs general nursing procedures.
Registers daily patients charges treated in the emergency department
Ensures charges in Cerner are accurate
Enters corrections or additions in a timely fashion
Reports trends in nursing charge inaccuracies to director
Current license as an LVN, issued by the State of California
Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times)
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (maintain current at all times)
Current American Heart Association PALS certification (maintain current at all times)
IV Therapy Certification, issued by the State of California
Minimum one (1) year Emergency Department experience or five (5) years EMT experience
Three years Emergency Department experience preferred
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