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Staff Nurse II SH - Main Operating Room

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Registered Nurse (RN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
    • Formulates a goal-directed plan of care when and where appropriate to do so.
      • Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
        • Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
          • Identifies patient/family learning needs and acts to meet them.
            • Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
              • Provides/coordinates care for patients/patient populations.
                • Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families.
                  • Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
                    • Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members.
                      • Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members.
                        • Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
                          • Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution.
                            • Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
                              • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
                                • Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department personnel.
                                  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
                                    • Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed.
                                      • Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
                                        • Identifies and solves problems effectively.
                                          • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
                                            • Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
                                              • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities in documenting, tracking and conveying information. Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application.
                                                • Perform other related duties as necessary.
                                                  • Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
                                                    • Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures.
                                                      • Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population.
                                                        • Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel.
                                                          • Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.
                                                            • If no qualified candidate, may be willing to train in the specialty areas listed below. Candidates in training are required to obtain appropriate certifications within 6 months of hire or transfer into unit.#NCALRNBasic Qualifications:Experience
                                                              • Two years recent (within the last 3 years) experience circulating and/or scrubbing surgical procedures in an acute care hospital operating room or completion of a KP OR Training Program within the past 12 months.Education
                                                                • High School Diploma/GED
                                                                  • Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience; OR Graduate of registered nursing program and either: 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as a licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation
                                                                    • or (3) currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing.License, Certification, Registration
                                                                      • Registered Nurse License (California)
                                                                        • Basic Life SupportAdditional Requirements:
                                                                          • Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice
                                                                            • Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers)
                                                                              • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English)
                                                                                • Good interpersonal skills
                                                                                  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
                                                                                    • Available for call back within 30 minutes of the facility.Preferred Qualifications: #NCALRN

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara , Staff Nurse II SH - Main Operating Room, Healthcare , Santa Clara, California

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