Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) - Specialized Float Pool (0.9 FTE/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in San Pedro, CA.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) - Specialized Float Pool who will be accountable and responsible for the delivery of direct care to patients individually and through the assignment and direction of the patient focused care team, utilizing a collaborative patient care management process, meeting established standards of nursing care and integrating other health care team members. Respond to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on the standards of care of unit/department where assigned. The Float Pool Nurse competently floats to several areas in the acute care setting.
Nurse Practice Act – Article 2 Section 2725 of the Business and Professions Code:
The practice of nursing means those functions, including basic health care, which help people cope with difficulties in daily living which are associated with their actual or potential health or illness problems or the treatment thereof which require a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill and includes:
A.Direct and indirect patient care services that insure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measure, passion, respect, honesty, politeness, and accountability when dealing with all customers.
B.Direct and indirect patient care services, including, but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents, necessary to implement a treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative regimen ordered by and within the scope of licensure of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or clinical psychologist, as defined by Section 1316.6 of the Health and Safety Code.
C.The performance of skin test, immunization techniques, and the withdrawal of human blood from veins and arteries.
D.Observation of signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment, general behavior, or general physical condition, and:
1.Determination of whether such signs, symptoms, reactions, behavior, or general appearance exhibit abnormal characteristics and
2.Implementation, based on observed abnormalities, or appropriate reporting, or referral, or standardized procedures, or changes in treatment regimen in accordance with standardized procedures, or the initiation of emergency procedures.
In this position you will:
- Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patients’ care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum.
- Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.
- Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community.
- Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
- Engages in ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
- Leads and coordinates teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession.