Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud of the full range of quality services we provide. Since 1971, we have dedicated our efforts to meet and serve the medical needs of our growing community. We were the first hospital in Orange County to offer residents an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Thrombectomy Receiving Center certified by The Joint Commission. We are one of only two certified Pediatric ICUs in Orange County and the only hospital in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach with a Level III Neonatal ICU. We re proud of the efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff who strive to provide you with the best care possible.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
The Critical Care Float Pool Registered Nurse is primarily responsible for all aspects of patient care while maintaining a high performance level in quality, service, critical nursing skills, and critical thinking. The position will require floating to ICU, DOU, and ED. The Critical Care Float Pool Registered Nurse must be familiar with and adhere to Regulatory Standards and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Policies and Procedure.
Interviews patient, family, and significant others to formulate nursing history.
Observes, identifies and collects data to identify nursing care needs of the patient and family.
Demonstrates decision making process and ability to recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.
Documents primary assessment in a timely manner.
Identifies and reports to the appropriate person(s) abnormal diagnostic data and clinical changes in the patient's condition.
Develops and/or updates individualized nursing care plan on each patient.
Documents patient problems and nursing care needs of the patient and family/significant others.
Actively involves patient and family/significant others in planning patient's care.
Develops short- and long-term goals for the patient and family/significant others.
Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient's care.
Initiates discharge planning upon admission.
Performs common nursing procedures.
Implements changes in physicians' orders in a timely manner.
Explains treatments and procedures to patient and family/significant others.
Provides patient and family teaching.
Provides for safety, cleanliness and comfort for patient.
Initiates emergency procedures as needed within the scope of practice and hospital policy.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills in dealing with infrequently encountered or difficult situations.
Evaluates the patient's response to nursing care.
Updates and revises care to be delivered, as patient's needs change.
Appropriately communicates changes and care given to other members of the health care team.
Keeps immediate supervisor informed of organizational, staff and patient problems.
Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of nursing, including accurate/timely documentation according to standards/policy and procedure.
Participates in patient care conferences.
Updates skills and knowledge as it pertains to Critical Care Nursing.
Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel
Participates in quality assurance programs and/or committees.
Manages patients as a primary caregiver.
Demonstrates ability to utilize equipment in the clinical setting.
Demonstrates basic computer entry skills.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in application of monitoring equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in recognizing and acting accordingly to life threatening arrhythmias.
Current California Registered Nurse License
Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Certification
Minimum of (1) year nursing experience in Critical Care Setting.
Exercises excellent observation and sound nursing judgment, excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to coordinate care needs.
Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision; excellent organizational skills.
Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling Float Pool role obligation.
The hospital, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to combine any of the above required experiences, or to consider applicants other work related experience in order to meet the above mentioned requirements.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.