Registered Nurse - ICU Day Shift

Job Description

1.     Collects data and determines measurable, realistic, attainable diagnosis and expected outcomes with a time estimate for attainment; verifying patient information for accuracy and taking corrective action when necessary. 


2.     Observes patient minimally, per department standards or as condition warrants, and maintains awareness of patient and significant others' psychological needs as well as the patient physical needs and promotes care of the total person.


3.     Provides Plan of Care by developing an effective, comprehensive and individualized plan of care for assigned patients, deriving nursing diagnosis from assessment data and expected outcomes and medical treatment plan. Consistently documents specified nursing orders, develops short and long-term expected outcomes following intervention.  To the extent possible, develops this plan with the patient, significant others' and health care providers.


4.     Performs and documents nursing interventions, receiving reports from off-going Nurses and when requested, provides Physician with summary of assigned patient current status, verifying information with Physician when in question. 


5.     Communicates patient responses and the effectiveness of nursing interventions in order to reduce patient anxiety and promote cooperation and compliance.  Reports patient care or management problems through proper chain of command. Maintains a calm, professional attitude and interactions while dealing with rapidly changing situations, including emergencies.


6.     Accurately and completely transcribes all Physician orders and documents nursing intervention on the patient medical records according to established procedures per department protocol, to reflect patient status and condition.  Observes, records, and reports legibly and accurately any legal/medical documents and/or significant deviations to the Physician; completing the correct forms required in the day-to-day operation of the department.  Maintains legal/medical documents legibly and accurately.


7.     Assists Physician's with diagnostic tests and special procedures.  Reviews Physician orders and implements within a reasonable time frame. Implements nursing interventions consistent with plan of care and carries out treatment plan as prescribed by Physician, complying with the five rights of medication administration.  When in question notifies Physician to prevent misunderstandings or miscommunication.


8.     Makes effective decisions during emergency situations and evaluates the results of actions taken.


9.     Evaluates patients progress and when appropriate involves patient, significant others and care providers in evaluation of patient progress.  Uses ongoing assessment data to revise diagnoses, out comes, and plan of care, as needed


9.   Maintains professional standing, demonstrating a knowledge of the legal aspects and liabilities of nursing practice and consistently combines ethical judgement with technical skill within the policy and legal guidelines of the hospital.  Annually completes continuing education classes updating competency levels on topics required by department.


Minimum Education:

Graduate of a RN School of Nursing

Bachelor Degree preferred
CCRN certification preferred
National Certification in related specialty preferred
Minimum Experience/Skills:
One (1) year recent critical care experience preferred
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Computer literacy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
CCRN certification preferred
Current California RN License    
Current AHA BLS
Current AHA ACLS



Company Description
A little about us, with over 600 employees and in a growth mode, Oak Valley Hospital District is a full service, non-profit public hospital created to provide residents of Oakdale and the surrounding rural communities, with access to superior quality medical care. We also operate four community health centers providing primary care medical services and plan to expand this business as well. As an organization we take care of nearly 90,000 patients a year.

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