Staff Nurse II - Labor and Delivery

Napa, California, us
Company: St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-17 13:30:56

We are looking for a Staff Nurse II (RN) for the Labor and Delivery Department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Location: Napa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Nights

Job Summary:

The Staff Nurse independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care.

Staff Nurse II: Cancer Supportive Care Services, 879001: Working in the Breast Center, the Staff Nurse independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care.

The Staff Nurse III is a proficient clinician providing nursing care efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability.

Relief Charge Nurse: Performs and acts in the absence of department Shift Leads. Responsible for coordinating planned care with available staff, implementing the plan, and evaluating the care delivered to assigned patients for their assigned shift. During assigned shift provides direction, assignment, coordination, evaluation and supervision of patient care to their specific unit. Identifies and resolves patient related problems. Reports events to regular department Shift Leads upon their return or Nurse Manager. Contributes to self-development by teaching and supervising co-workers. Performs all work under minimal supervision.

Employee must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with and provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Age specific needs that the employee is required to know and understand will be reviewed and evaluated during job specific/department specific orientations and ongoing thereafter.

Essential Functions:

CLINICAL PRACTICE: The practitioner is accountable to recognize the health and quality of life needs of the patients, family, and community, and to collaborate with them to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. The practitioner utilizes his/her specialized skills and scientific knowledge to design collaborative and integrated care that binds together all resources in a goal oriented movement toward health. Components of clinical practice are competence, evidenced based practice/continuous quality improvement, advanced practice nursing, and practice standards.

• Provides a safe environment specific to age and development of the patient.

◦ Standard of practice for all levels:

▪ Provides safe environment specific to age and development of patient population served.

▪ Adheres to all safety policies and procedures.

▪ Identifies safety issues or hazards in the work environment and communicates deficiencies appropriately.

▪ Has access to and administers and/or handles medications according to this position's license or certification standards and Medical Center policy.

CLINICAL PRACTICE - STAFF LEVEL 2

• Develops on-going plan for self-development.

◦ (Demonstrates knowledge of standards of care for patients in daily practice including knowledge of procedures for high-risk patients. In addition can verbalize knowledge that standards of care/procedures are research based).

◦ Develops and completes annual plan with nurse manager/designee including time frame for obtaining necessary skills/education.

◦ Verbalizes current knowledge of the standard of practice in their nursing specialty. Seeks opportunities to be taught, coached and mentored.

◦ Seeks information regarding specialty certification. (Verbalize knowledge that the opportunity exists in specialty).

◦ Note: Information in parenthesis "( )" is further clarification of what individual performance criteria means and examples of how performance criteria can be met. Information is to be used as a guide for the nurse doing the evaluation and not as part of the formal document.

• Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for peers.

◦ Assesses team members, students, and orientee’s use of newly learned skills in the work setting per established standards of care and standards of practice (Looking at competencies, skills in accordance with standards of practice).

◦ Designs learning opportunities for team members, students, and orientees in acquisition of skills (Seeks information from staff on educational needs, participate with educator, advanced practice, RN III or RN IV in filling the needs).

◦ Participates in self appraisal performance review and peer review, including annual goal setting for assurance of competence and professional development.

◦ Note: Information in parenthesis "( )" is further clarification of what individual performance criteria means and examples of how performance criteria can be met. Information is to be used as a guide for the nurse doing the evaluation and not as part of the formal document.

• Assures quality through application of policy, procedure, standards of care, clinical pathways and protocol changes.

◦ Demonstrates awareness of literature in the area of evidence-based practice (Ability to verbalize names of relevant journals and is able to access them).

◦ Acts as a resource to other team members when clarification is needed (Brings in articles that are of interest to share with peers – especially important for unusual or high risk patients).

◦ Questions orders that deviate from usual standard of practice.

◦ Incorporates performance improvement recommendations into clinical practice (Ability and willingness to carry out recommendations – for example from implementation of new product or technology, new practice from literature review recommendations).

◦ Participates in data collection, data tracking and analysis for research/studies as directed (Collects patient data for research, chart review).

◦ Note: Information in parenthesis "( )" is further clarification of what individual performance criteria means and examples of how performance criteria can be met. Information is to be used as a guide for the nurse doing the evaluation and not as part of the formal document.

Skills:

  • Ability to utilize resources appropriately:

  • Maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all Joint Commission, Title 22, Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements.

  • Identify, report, and seek to correct unsafe conditions or practices.

  • Demonstrate efficient use of time and resources working within established budget parameters.

  • Basic math and computer data entry skills.

  • Current clinical skills of unit specific type patients.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing professional nursing care dealing with patients and families often under tense situations.

  • Must be proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific orientation and competency assessment form, and may also be listed on performance criteria documents.

  • Labor and Delivery, 740000:• Relief Charge Nurse: ◦ Specialty based within Perinatal Services Department.

  • Minimum Position Requirements:

    Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current California RN license.

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

  • Current NRP certification.

  • Current ACLS certification - American Heart Association.

  • Preferred Position Qualifications:

    Education : Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

    For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.

    Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.

    Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

    Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center

    Category: Labor & Delivery/Obstetric Nursing

    Req ID: R331146

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