Registered Nurse - Progressive Care Unit - Full Time/Nights in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/6/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/6/2020

Job Description

Job Objective:  A Registered Nurse who is responsible for the nursing care of patients in the Progressive Care setting guided by policies and procedures of the Progressive Care Unit and hospital.

Essential Duties:

1. Nursing Process:

            A. Applies nursing process in direct patient care

                        1. Assessment of physiological, psycho social, educational, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient as evidenced by written assessment within one hour of admission and visual assessment within fifteen minutes of arrival.

                        2. Documents written assessment every four hours on HTR flow sheet.

                        3. Reassesses patient’s needs every four hours and more often when necessary and documents in HTR flow sheet and patient care plan.  Provides further interventions as necessary and re-evaluates outcomes.

            B. Care of acutely ill patient

                        1. Monitors vital sign, i.e. EKG, Sa02, etc. and intervenes as necessary

                        2. Initiate emergency medications and IV drips, i.e. Lidocaine, Dopamine, Dobutamine, nitroglycerin, etc.

                        3. Monitor invasive lines, i.e. central lines, arterial lines, etc.

                        4. Monitor ventilator patients and intervene when necessary

                        5. Operate various pain management equipment, i.e. PCA, Epidural, etc.

                        6. Assess patient for respiratory depressions and/or arrest and intervene Immediately if necessary, i.e. CPR, use ambubag, chin lift maneuvers   airways, etc.

                        7. Responds to codes in unit

                        8. Insures that patients have a safe post-operative/post-procedural period including conscious sedation


                        9. Provides age specific and disease specific care and education to patients/families relating to post procedural care

2. Nursing Care Delivery

            A. Demonstrates knowledge of patient classification system

            B. Demonstrates knowledge of staffing guidelines for Progressive Care unit

            C. Demonstrates knowledge of conscious sedation

3. Technical Equipment Operation

            A. Operates technical equipment safely, efficiently and accurately

                        1. Pressure line set up and maintenance

                        2. Cardiac monitors

                        3. Insertion, maintenance, withdrawal of blood form arterial line, and removal of arterial line

                        4. Crash cart/defibrillator/cardiaverison

                        5. Ventilator management

                        6. Transvenous pacemaker/non-invasive pacing

                        7. Femostop/C-clamp for line removal

4. Environment

            A. Assists in the maintenance of safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment.

            1. Demonstrates knowledge of Progressive Care security policies and procedure

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

1. Meets all required licensure and/or certifications necessary for Registered Nurse

2. ACLS certification required on file in Department of Education

Desired Certifications

1. National Certification (CCRN) on file with the Department of Education

2. National Certification (Med/Surg) on file with the Department of Education

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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