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CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Registered Nurse - Surgical Acute (4 South) in Los Angeles, California

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) is an acute care facility that has been caring for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924. The hospital is committed to serving local multicultural communities with quality medical and nursing care. With more than 500 physicians representing virtually every specialty, HPMC strives to distinguish itself as a leading healthcare provider, recognized for providing quality, innovative care in a compassionate manner.

HPMC is part of a global healthcare enterprise which owns and operates general hospitals throughout Korea, numerous research centers in the U.S. and Korea including a medical university, and CHAUM (a premier anti-aging life center).

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, this position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process.

  • Performing duties in a manner that provides for the physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of the critically ill patient including completing initial assessment in a timely manner and the ongoing reassessments when warranted by the patient’s condition. Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessments/reassessments; correctly differentiating between normal and abnormal findings; and incorporates the functional/developmental age into assessment/reassessment for the adolescent through geriatric patient population.*

  • Using hospital and regulatory standards of care, the nurse demonstrates sound clinical judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of the nursing aspects of the trans-disciplinary care plan. In conjunction with the patient/family, the nurse develops an individualized patient care plan and determines interventions based on assessment/reassessment findings.

  • The nurse evaluates patient outcomes on an ongoing basis, establishes priorities for patient care services as evidenced by modification of the care plan, if necessary, and demonstrates the ability to accurately document patient care activities in the medical record.*

  • Utilizing a case management approach, the nurse plans, guides, directs, coordinates and collaboratively incorporates the overall aspects of patient care across the continuum by effectively communicating with physicians, staff and other disciplines.*

  • Assessing and responding appropriately to ensure patient safety based on the physical environment, equipment and the patient’s behavior.*

  • Participating in the patient/family teaching by reviewing educational materials and coaching nurses and hospital staff on education interventions.*

  • Demonstrating the ability to provide care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures and practices.*

  • Communicating and following the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate.*

  • Maintaining knowledge of, and demonstrating the ability to identify therapeutic patient care issues/problems and determines measures and interventions to promote, maintain and/or restore health for the adolescent through geriatric patient population as described in the Nursing Skills Inventory. The nurse also provides appropriate care through the healthcare continuum including the end of life.*

  • Assuring that the rights of all patients are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy and dignity in the provision of patient care.*

  • Determining the presence and type of Advance Directive, if applicable. The nurse ensures patient and/or family involvement in the decision-making process as it relates to patient care, end of life and ethical issues. The nurse is aware of the reporting responsibilities and reports suspected cases of abuse or neglect relative to the adolescent through geriatric patient population as appropriate.*

  • Demonstrating knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations checked below.* Adult (x ) Geriatric ( x )

  • Identifying patient/family educational needs; initiates and provides individualized teaching which considers the functional/developmental age and the needs of the adult patient population. The nurse evaluates and documents the effectiveness of the patient/family teaching through assessment of their comprehension of the instruction and demonstration of appropriate responses.*

  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific care for the adolescent through geriatric population, including but not limited to identifying the need for additional safety measures, equipment use; physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise understandable manner.*

  • Demonstrating effective Team Leader/Charge Nurse skills.* Practicing Universal Precautions.*

  • Demonstrates flexibility in the work setting with changing patient’s assignments, varying staffing levels and patient care environments and completes work on time.

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of a RN Training Program

Preferred Education:

  • N/A

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum one-year recent experience in an acute care setting preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Must be able to work in a union environment.

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • N/A

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

  • Current California RN license

  • BLS card

  • Fire Card

  • Current Los Angeles County Fire Card required (within 30 days of employment).

  • L.A. County Fire Card (may be obtained within 30 days of hire)

Disclaimer, Compliance and Service Language:

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

COMPLIANCE & INTEGRITY: Consistently supports compliance and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's Code of Conduct by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's policies and procedures.

Models and reinforces ethical behavior in self and others in accordance to the Code of Conduct; adheres to organizational policies and guidelines; supports compliance initiatives; maintains confidences; admits mistakes; conducts business with honesty; shows consistency in words and actions; follows through on commitments. All Directors, Managers and Supervisors are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments.

SERVICE & QUALITY: In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our patients, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

WORKPLACE SAFETY: In addition to defined working conditions and physical requirements, employees are accountable for working safely; following established policies & procedures; utilizing all designated protective personal equipment (PPE) and/or safety equipment assigned for task; and reporting all injuries and hazards to their supervisor immediately. Supervisors and Managers are accountable for ensuring the safety performance of employees; applying consistent practices in compliance with federal, state and local regulations; providing guidance to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Requisition ID: 2020-2671

Shift: Day

External Company URL: www.hollywoodpresbyterian.com

Street: 1300 N Vermont Ave

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