Job Summary: 1. Assesses the patient and family needs and completes admission assessment documentation. 2. Initiates Patient treatment Plan from assessment information which includes nursing diagnoses, goals, and interventions. 3. Documents patient status at the time of admission, transfer, or discharge to and from nursing unit. 4. Includes the patient and family in formulating the plan of care. 5. Sets priorities in planning for patient needs to include patient and/or family teaching. 6. Communicates with and utilizes available resource people within the facility and community in planning all aspects of nursing care. 7. Considers social, cultural and economic factors as they relate to specific patients and families and documents this information on the plan of care. 8. Performs technical skills safely and according to accepted procedure. 9. Demonstrates ability to use equipment according to accepted procedure. 10. Explains procedures, treatments, and medications to patient and family. 11. Carries out patient and family requests or explains to them why they cannot be done. 12. Is knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of patient conditions most commonly encountered in the adult, geriatric, and psychiatric patient and understands the patho-physiology as demonstrated by appropriate nursing interventions. 13. Is knowledgeable about medications and IV solutions in terms of purpose, side effects, and contraindications in the adult, geriatric patient. 14. Instructs the patient and/or family in identified knowledge and/or skills deficits. 15. Revises the Patient Treatment Plan as necessary, based on daily evaluation of patientsâ condition and response to nursing care. 16. Evaluates and documents the response of patients and/or family to teaching. 17. Delegates duties to team members appropriately after assessing patients needs and varying skill levels of staff members. 18. Guides and supervises team members in the provision of nursing care. 19. Provides feedback for team members concerning appropriate or inappropriate nursing interventions. 20. Demonstrates responsiveness to team members by listening, providing support, or referring to appropriate source of help if indicated. 21. Recognizes own limitations and seeks help from appropriate sources when needed. 22. Assumes desk duties when necessary or when assigned. 23. Communicates with Clinical Supervisor regarding new or temporary employees assigned to the unit. 24. Maintains professional and diplomatic communication with patients, families, staff and physicians. 25. Makes self available to listen to patient and family concerns. 26. Addresses patient with appropriate title as agreed by patient and family. 27. Communicates concise and appropriate information concerning patientâs needs and condition to physician and ancillary departments. 28. Communicates concise and appropriate information concerning patientâs needs and condition by way of inter-shift reports. 29. Documents appropriate information by use of problem-oriented charting, with special emphasis on the psychosocial status of the patient. 30. Attends a minimum of three (3) staff meetings per year. 31. Participates in Nursing Department committees as requested. 32. Seeks experience to enhance clinical knowledge of the adult and geriatric patient as evidenced by maintaining education file in unit. 33. Submits copies of CEU certificates for outside seminars to Nursing Administration. 34. Participates in quarterly competency evaluation. 35. Maintains current BCLS. 36. Appearance is in accordance with nursing policy. Wears complete uniform and photo identification badge. 37. Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information. 38. Cooperates with and accepts changes in policy, procedure, personnel and environment. 39. Accepts guidance and direction from the Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor. 40. Contributes to positive unit atmosphere as evidenced by a smile, eye contact, friendly demeanor, etc., as defined by guest relations policy. 41. Is ready to begin work at the scheduled time. 42. Utilizes time effectively to complete assignments on time. 43. Unscheduled time off does not exceed an average of six to eight days annually. 44. Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected change in volume, emergencies, staffing, or scheduling.
- Minimum of one (1) year current experience as a Registered Nurse (preferably in a Geropsych Unit) preferred.- Current California Registered Nurse License.- Current BCLS certification.- Current AB-508/MAB training.As part of Keck Medicine ofÂ USC,Â USCÂ Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USCâVHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.