Registered Nurse - State Prison
Location: San Quentin, Ca
- Start: Immediately
- Contract- 6 months
- Shift: Monday-Friday 06:00 AM - 02:30 PM
- The RN collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement a plan of care for a specific group of assigned patients, ensuring the coordination of care between other disciplines, physicians, and support staff. Performs professional nursing duties that incorporate the psychosocial, psychomotor and age-appropriate cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other to assess, plan,
intervene and advocate for the patient on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care.
- Specialty Services: In addition to the above requirements, Temporary/Relief RN’s that are requested to work in a specialized area such as Specialty Services, Emergency Department, Inpatient Care and Obstetrics shall also have at least one (1) year of experience within the last three (3) years providing patient care within that setting and possess any required certificates. Clinical competencies must be
current and provided to the Institution/Facility prior to the Temporary/Relief RN’s being assigned.
- The Registered Nurse provides direct care in the Intensive Care setting.
- Under general direction of the Nursing Department Leadership, formulated a plan of care to meet the identified needs of patient/family/significant others using the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy.
- Consistently monitor and evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care and participates in the coordination of continuum of care.
- Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
- As appropriate, communicates and collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes.
- Performs, interprets and completes assessment/reassessment, including physical, functional assessment, psychosocial, social, medication history, spirituality, discharge planning, referrals to interdisciplinary team and code status according to unit protocol, policy and the individual needs of the patient.
- Provides appropriate pain assessment (in each body system) and management of pain, including reassessment of pain.
- Initiates/updates patients plan of care based on initial and comprehensive assessment/ reassessment.
- Knowledge of IV medications, ADR, and blood components, IV catheters site (type, size, location, and verifies patency.
- Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team using effective communication, utilizing SBAR when appropriate.
- Initiate, implements, and revises/updates patient specific plan of care.
- Documents evidence of nursing care in medical records of patients.
- Observes for reactions and /or complications, and report to the physician in a timely manner.
- Consistently follows medication reconciliation.
- Demonstrates appropriate use of equipment and devices pertinent to the care and safety of the patient.
- Demonstrates ability to identify and respond appropriately to emergencies (i.e., Code Red, Code Blue, Code Grey, etc.).
- Provides an environment conducive to safety and security, implements appropriate precautions/measures.
- Demonstrates ability to identify critical events/near misses and takes appropriate action.
- Recognizes signs of abuse and reports appropriately per policy.
- Completes documentation legibly, objectively, accurately and timely.
- Completes documentation of medication given on the MAR and Pyxis.
- Practices appropriate measures of infection control using principles of standard precautions (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogens standards, CDC guidelines).
- Demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e., gloves, gowns, masks, goggles) and handwashing and infection prevention techniques.
- Adheres to all policies related to seclusion and restraint to avoid/limit the usage.
- Maintains suicide precautions following policy.
- Respects cultural and religious practices of patients.
- Understands and abide by all department policies and procedures as well as well as the Codes of Ethics, HIPAA/Patient Privacy regulations.
- Adheres to departmental initiatives related to performance improvement measures.
- Defining performance improvement problems solving process (e.g., PDCA) and how its use assists in reaching improving patient outcomes and /or organizational quality and verbalize at least one departmental improvement initiative that has occurred within the last 12 months.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge of: Professional nursing principles and techniques; disease process and treatment modalities; appropriate administration of medications; principles and procedures of infection control; and principles of effective verbal, written and group communications.
- Ability to: Apply nursing principles and techniques; assess, evaluate, and record symptoms and behavior; plan, organize and direct the work of others; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; maintain effective working relationships with health professionals and others.
Special Personal Characteristics:
- Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; Emotional stability;
patience; tact; alertness; and keenness of observation.
Special Physical Characteristics:
- Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during
stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well- being or that of their fellow
employees or that of inmates or youthful offenders.
Requirements of Registered Nurse:
- Active CA RN license required
- AHA BLS required
- AHA ACLS required
- NIHSS required
- ABM/MAB within 60 days of hire, annual thereafter