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Hospital Staff Nurse II (RN)

Company: Kern Medical
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Kern Medical has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today, we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles. Kern Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric services integrated with county mental health programs, and a growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized patient-centered wellness care. Kern Medical cares for 15,500 inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year. Career Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such as: New Hire Bonus : $6,000.00 New Hire Premium : 6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan. Shift Differential Pay : P.M. shift (7:00 PM - 7:30 AM) 10% of base pay. A Comprehensive Benefits Package : includes Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Position : Hospital Staff Nurse II - Palliative Care Under general supervision, performs the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care for patients. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, not required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Hospital Staff Nurse II is distinguished from Hospital Staff Nurse I by its level of knowledge and skill required including the degree of difficulty of work and performance with minimum supervision. The emphasis on essential functions performed may vary according to assignment. All nursing clinical practice shall be evaluated and governed through the Chief Nursing Officer and/or their Registered Nurse designee. Essential Functions: Collects and documents data about patients commonly seen on the unit according to prescribed methods. Interprets assessment data to determine whether patient has physiological and/or psycho social risk factors; records and reports assessment data. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and observable patient responses; incorporates the medical plan of care. Uses combination of education and experience to provide a range of options for nursing actions; makes appropriate nursing decisions based on the assessment of the patient and interpretation of clinical data. Establishes nursing diagnoses and initiates appropriate interventions; uses appropriate resources to formulate a written plan of care; Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing intervention and revises patient care plans as necessary. Implements therapeutic care for patients responding to the needs due to multi--system disease or complications of treatment; work with physician in setting priorities for care of patients. Level II: ( In addition to the above functions): Interprets complex assessment data to determine whether patient has physiological and/or psycho social risk factors; records and reports assessment data. Addresses the stressful situations experienced by patients/families and assists them in dealing with illness and hospitalization. Trains staff members, orients new staff, serves as a mentor to staff as an experienced clinician and manager of care. Other Functions: (all levels) Performs other duties as assigned. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards: Level II: Graduation from an accredited registered nursing program, possess and maintain valid and unrestricted license issued by the State of California to practice as a Registered Nurse, AND three (3) years of nursing experience; OR Graduation from an accredited registered nursing program, possession of a temporary license issued by the State of California to practice as a Registered Nurse AND three (3) years of nursing experience. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, not required. Employees must maintain all health requirements designated by Kern Medical. Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Depending on assignment incumbents may be required to possess and maintain specific certificates of competency as a condition of employment. A background check will be conducted for this classification.

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