Registered Nurse 355 views0 applications

Location

Sacramento, CA

Department

Nursing -SI

Shedule

Full Time

Shift

Day Shift

Hours

8:00 – 5:00

Job Details

Associate’s Degree RN Required 2 to 4 years of experience

Objective:

Perform intrathecal pump refills, adjustments and complete physical assessments for pain and spasticity patients.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage all aspects of patient care including:

  • Refill and program intrathecal pump
  • Provide comprehensive assessment with each patient interaction including learning needs of patient and their caregivers.
  • Coordinate patient care with ordering physician and care team (case manager, social worker, pharmacist, dietician and reimbursement specialist)
  • Initiates Start of Care, processes orders, notifies physician of patient needs and changes in condition.
  • Determines if additional nursing services are needed for each patient.
  • Regularly re-evaluates patients ability to complete ADL’s and seeks appropriate assistance from other departments and/or outside resources
  • Assess intrathecal pump functionality at each visit and monitor for signs/symptoms of infection at pump and catheter site.
  • Maintains patient records in compliance with HIPAA regulations and observes state guidelines for reassessment and plan of treatment
  • Understands and adheres to established company policies and procedures.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities for the enhancement of care delivery.
  • Complies with all Pentec Health Information Technology and Information Security policies and practices
  • Expand clinical competence through participation in educational and/ communication opportunities, such as: Annual Road Show, Participate in Research, Active role in committees, Review and amend policy/procedures, Present one case study, Attend one course offering,   Participate regional and departmental meetings.
  • Provide and ensure quality care by, but not limited to: Assuming responsibility to remain current with policy and procedures; seeking assistance when needed; Coordinating visits in a timely and efficient manner; completing 30 day calls and assessments; or 30 day physical visits as required by state.
  • Administer medications accurately using the 5 rights under Policy 7.0
  • Assure telemetry uploaded to EMR on date of visit and complete paperwork associated with visit in timely manner
  • Informs the physician and personnel of changes in the condition and needs of the patient and documents in EMR appropriately.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Volunteers for on-call duty nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Non Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work flexible scheduled hours: days + call
  • Perform other duties, special projects as assigned
  • Assist members of the health care team as needed
  • Complete chart audits
  • Participates in peer review and performance improvement as assigned.

Skills, Competencies and Experience:

Required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a resourceful, proactive problem solver
  • Possess strong organizational and process skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well and communicate effectively with multiple departments.
  • Strong clinical background.
  • 3 years clinical nursing experience required.

 

Preferred

  • ICU/ER/OR and Home care experience preferred.

Education, Certifications, Trainings:

Required

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse and the ability to become licensed in another state if needed
  • CPR certification- active

Preferred Equipment:

Required

  • Intermediate computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Office, Suite: Outlook, Adobe PDF, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Knowledge of Smart phones
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