St. Joseph Health Registered Nurse - NICU, On Call, Nights, 12 Hour in Apple Valley, California
At St. Mary Medical Center providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Position Summary:Within the identified roles of Practitioner, Teacher and Leader, the staff Registered Nurse provides collaborative and comprehensive care based on patient and/or family needs. The staff Registered Nurse implements and evaluates care delivery based on predicted outcomes while anticipating potential responses provides assessment, treatment and care throughout the hospital and outlying clinics. The staff Registered Nurse will practice in accordance with all regulatory, professional, legal and hospital policies. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS Core Value’s and the hospitals mission statement. The Staff Registered Nurse works independently under limited supervision directly reporting to the Unit/Department Supervisor, Director of Assistant Vice President.Essential Values-Based Leadership and Management Competencies:Demonstrates competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by management employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St.Joseph Health System (see attached behavioral definitions of competencies): Dignity:Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonalrelations as guided in our Standards of Behavior. Models and upholds our core values..Excellence:Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork, motivating and developing others, problem-solving and decision making, displaying financial understanding, managing daily operations, and demonstrating business/job specific knowledge.Service:Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus, adaptability, and shaping change.Justice:Demonstrates competence in community orientation, stewardship, and strategic planning and action.QualificationsMinimum:EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent and/or required work experience.ExperienceMinimum of 2 years in a hospital environment preferred.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, personal computer, printer, telephone, nurse call system).Basic knowledge of nursing procedures.Ability to troubleshoot basic nursing and unit specific equipment.Demonstrates competencies in IV initiation and managementLicense / CertificationCurrent California Registered Nurse License by evidence of Primary SourceVerification R00020.Current BLS B00010 and other certifications and training as specific to unit requirementsEnvironmental Orientation Program within 30 days of hire – D00045Staff RN General Competency within 30 days of hire – G00006Unit Specific competency within 90 days of hire –See addendum for unit specificAge-Related Competencies:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of patient’s status.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.·Neonate (birth–28 days)·Infant (28 days–1 year)·Child (1-12 years)·Adolescent (13-18 years)·Adult (18-64 years)·Geriatrics (65 years–death)Demonstrates skill in transport, high risk delivery, physical/gestational age assessment for the newborn, ventilator and central line management, and knowledge of current breastfeeding techniques for the postpartum patientActs as resource person for registry and float personnel in the interpretation, rationale, and the treatment of the childbearing family. Completes or co-signs necessary documentation.Prepares for and assists the physician or other departments with tests and procedures.Participates in the orientation of new employees and/or trainees.Schedules and meets with Unit Supervisor at least quarterly to discuss individual performance and unit strategic plans.Maintains 5 of 15 CEUs in Critical Newborn Care.Demonstrates critical thinking skills and basic understanding of the care necessary for the adaptation needs of the neonate in transition, signs, and reporting requirements for potential child abuse, and awareness of potential infant abduction situations.Attends at least 50% of staff meetings and medical center and/or unit sponsored outreach in-services, and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity presentations. Provides documentation that minutes for staff meetings are read and understood for any meetings not attended. Reads and initials communication books entries and/or memos, and provides in-service records for any unit sponsored poster in-services presented.Leads the unit rounds with physicians, administration, and/or the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates the completion of the multidisciplinary care plan upon admission and ongoing thereafter.Initiates discharge planning upon admission and provides educational information throughout the Hospital stay, including, including CPR and medication administration. Provides for the maintenance of the continuum of care following discharge including plans for at least one family/infant overnight visit prior to discharge.Provides input into the development of the annual educational center.Initiates and presents at least two care conferences of staff in-services.Documentation of the medical record is complete and per standards including appropriate documentation of restraints. Participates in the monitoring of compliance and peer education including completion of the performance improvement audits within 15 days following the month assigned.Maintains equipment/safety and supply checks during scheduled shifts as assigned by Team Leader. Maintains overall cleanliness to patient area, workstation, and supply areas per regulation.Initiates at least two policy and procedure reviews including researching and referencing standards or journal research. Assists with other policy and procedure reviews.Is an active member of at least one unit based and/or medical center committee (policy and procedure, quality care, patient education/clinical pathway, employee performance). Provides input to other unit based committees.Provides immediate information to the Team Leader regarding changes in the patient condition and provides accurate data about the patient’s acuity level for staffing purposes.Participates in mock codes (pink or blue).Demonstrates the knowledge of the specific BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL needs to care for or interact with the neonate, adolescent mother, and childbearing family.Demonstrates accurate dosing and medication administration.Participates in 10 hours of community service, education and/or professional outreach. (Voluntary)Annual EvaluationCompletes annual“Department Specific Focused Competencies”.Demonstrates ongoing education and training to maintain job skills and knowledge.(see employee education record)Completes annual Health stream and Employee Health Requirements
Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a 206-bed acute care facility celebrating more than 55 years of healing in the High Desert.St. Mary is home to the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. St. Mary is also home to a da Vinci Surgery System, making the Medical Center the first provider of robotic surgery in the High Desert.St. Mary Medical Center's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence.The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).St. Mary 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, St. Mary 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.