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 clinical nurse assumes principal responsibility for the total care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of each assigned patient.
The clinical nurse initiates teaching and educates the patient and family and/or significant other to attain optimal health.
The clinical nurse is responsible for adhering to all standards of nursing care.
Department Specific Duties:
- Validates and documents correct patient, procedure, and site.
- Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the operating room and other areas of perioperative services for all patient populations.
- Insures appropriate preparation of the operating room and patient for specific procedures.
- Plans care to insure a safe peri-operative experience for patient and staff
- Patient assessment
- Perioperative plan of care
- Protect patient from injury
- Perform count procedures to protect patient
- Insure correct site, side, and level for procedure
- Manage specimens in appropriate manner
- Administer medications appropriately
- Protect patient s rights, dignity, and privacy
- Delegate tasks appropriately according to CA nurse practice act
- Document nursing care
- Participate in performance improvement
- Maintain required competencies
- Act as patient advocate
- related to patient care.
- Graduate of accredited professional nursing program
- Current RN licensure in the State of California.
- Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times).
- Prior clinical experience is desired.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and intra-departmentally.
- Possess active listening skills.
- Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice.
- Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.
- Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work.
- Possesses audible acuity necessary for taking blood pressures and maintaining patient safety.
- Completion of mandatory programs to meet TJC standards is a job requirement
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.