RN Med Surg Per Diem Nights
Employment Type: Full-Time
The dedicated staff, highly-skilled physicians and surgeons, and advanced technology combine to make working at Los Alamitos Medical Center a personally-rewarding work environment. Nursing staff often hold advanced degrees, are dedicated to caring for others in both their personal and professional lives, and work side-by-side with talented colleagues and medical staff. The hospital has an advanced bi-plane catheterization lab, robot-assisted surgery capabilities, an Orthopedic Destination Center, and the radiation oncology physician services are provided by UCLA Health. Outpatient services are provided in a colorful patient setting in our Total Care Pavilion and there will soon be nurse navigators to assist orthopedic and cancer patients. The hospital's quality indicators reflect the hard work of physicians and staff. LAMC awards and distinctions include an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure, American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for Stroke, American Stroke Association Target Stroke Honor Roll, and is a Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Los Alamitos Medical Center is a great place to work. There are more than 150 staff members who have been here over 20 years and the hospital has been in the community for nearly 50 years treating generations of families.
This position is responsible for providing patient care in a safe and effective manner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: delegation of tasks and duties to team members; synthesizing patient information; assessment and care appropriate to the age of the patients served, with appropriate nursing interventions; creating and updating the patient plan of care. Registered Nurses place follow-up discharge phone calls, and ensure excellent customer satisfaction to our patients. Order entry, order transcription, and ensuring that all physician orders are carried out appropriately are also responsibilities of the Registered Nurse. Patient and family education are provided by the Registered Nurse. Integration of patient care standards are incorporated into all clinical activities.
Training and Experience:
* One year of acute care experience in Medical Surgical nursing. In lieu of this experience, consideration will be made for staff with strong education and associated experiential background.
* Current California Registered Nurse License
* Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support
* Basic EKG Course or equivalent knowledge within the first 90 days of employment as available.
* ONS Oncology Course
Physical Requirements -
* Must be able to walk and stand for long periods
* Must be able to life and position patients using proper body mechanics
* Must have visual and auditory acuity necessary for responsibilities listed