Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Vocational Nurse-Licensed performs under the direction of the Registered Nurse in providing for the care of patients to whom he/she is directly assigned. A basic understanding of medical and surgical problems is necessary, in addition to knowledge of appropriate nursing interventions related to the patients the care for. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Participates in chart audit duties as assigned
Proficient in EMR and Batch Charge entry
Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of patients served
Works in conjunction with and under the supervision of an RN in performing assigned nursing tasks.
Administers medications within the scope of practice and nursing policy.
Assists wound care and hyperbaric physicians with examinations and treatments.
Demonstrates competency in minor treatment and evaluation of wound care and hyperbaric patients.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development
Provides education to patients and families based on their identified needs and physician order.
Re-enforces importance of medication compliance.
Remove any unsafe condition and report and follow up as necessary to the appropriate personnel
Utilizes universal precautions.
Assures patients are adequately oriented to the area.
Monitors unit activities and encourages staff participation in safety issues.
Uses self as a role model to promote health communication and safe work practices.
Reports potential crisis situations to the Clinical Manager.
Monitors patients for changes in condition or status and intervenes appropriately in a timely fashion.
Participates in report at the beginning of the shift and assumes responsibility for assigned area.
Participates in orientation of all new staff as assigned.
Participates in Performance Improvement Plan of Unit.
Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
Acts as the patients advocate and assures that patient rights are upheld.
Communicates professionally with coworkers and physicians.
Asks for assistance and guidance as needed.
Implements appropriate interventions based on patient need and unit guidelines.
Follows the chain of command in problem resolution.
Performs general nursing procedures.
Registers daily patients charges treated in the wound center
Ensures documentation in WoundExpert is accurate
Enters corrections or additions in a timely fashion
Reports trends in nursing charge inaccuracies to director
Current license as an LVN, issued by the State of California
Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times)
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (maintain current at all times), or ability to achieve within first 60 days of hire.
Minimum two (2) years in an acute care setting.
One year wound care experience preferred. Experience in ambulatory care setting desirable. Hyperbaric experience a plus.
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.