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Night Registered Nurse III - DaVita Los Angeles, CA

Night Registered Nurse III - DaVita Los Angeles, CA

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Responsiblefor providing professional nursing care by assessing, planning, implementingand evaluating the care of patients under the supervision of a clinician orRegistered Nurse. Delegates tasks asneeded to professionals and para-professional teammates. Coordinates activitiesand works closely with clinicians and teammates to maintain efficientdepartment functions and ensures successful operation of the department.Responsible for performing operational duties as required under the supervisionof the site administrator or designee.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Consistently exhibits behavior and communicationskills that demonstrate DaVita Medical Group (DMG) commitment to superiorcustomer service, including quality, care and concern with each and everyinternal and external customer.Closely monitors patient safety at all times; i.e.does not leave patient on an exam table unattended and participates in DMG fallprevention program.Complies with DMG sharps safety program at alltimes, i.e. only using devices with safety features and employing safe workpractices.Works as a Registered Nurse primarily in the UrgentCare Center (UCC), Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or specialty department.Performs specialized procedures within the scope ofpractice of a Registered Nurse.Assumes the Charge Nurse role as needed. Additional leadership duties include NurseEducator and/or Telephone Advice Nurse.Performs various simple to complex patient test andprocedures within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse.Performs comprehensive patient assessment andtriaging.Performs telephone screening and advice patientswith or without directions from a clinician.Participates in verifying medications and vaccinedoses for non-licensed teammates. Obtains, interprets, records and reports vitalsigns (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), height, weight, andother pertinent patient information to clinician.Prepares patient for examination and otherprocedures.Develops an appropriate nursing care plan.Implements a plan of care by performing nursinginterventions and assisting with procedures.Administers medication and other therapeuticmodalities within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse.Performs patient and family teaching.Maintains clinical standards outlined in theclinical operations policies and procedures manual. Identifies deficiencies and recommendschanges.Documents and maintains records of medical andnursing procedures.Coordinates with clinicians and ancillarydepartments to plan daily work assignments according to teammate s abilities,clinician and patient schedules, patient flow and procedures.Ensures adequate levels of supplies ordered aremaintained.Ensures that all equipment is maintained.Performs telephone screening and advice patientswith or without directions from a clinician.Directs patients to appropriate levels of care andauthorizes outside services.Notifies pharmacies of new prescriptions and authorizationsof refills as ordered by clinician.Participates in educational programs to enhancenursing knowledge.Adheres to Standard Precautions at all times.Adheres to safety policies and procedures at alltimes.Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patientsprotected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.Anticipates the needs of the Primary Care Physician(PCP) and carries out orders.Checks Electronic Health Records (EHR) forpatients' arrival status and escorts patients from waiting area to exam rooms.Transports dirty equipment and performs appropriatecleaning, disinfecting and autoclaving and cold sterilization and maintainsautoclave, cidex and A-test logs as needed.Maintains monthly expiration logs for medicationsand sample medications (refrigerated and non-refrigerated).Maintains yearly expiration logs for PreventativeMaintenance (PM) and as needed.Performs EKG reconciliation and ensures confirmedEKG s are seen by clinician.Instructs patient on lab, radiology, and otherprocedure / testing preparations.Participates in visit closure with patient andclinician by explaining next steps for lab, X-ray, referrals, Durable MedicalEquipment (DME), etc.Escorts patients to ancillary services when needed.Facilitates the transfer of pertinent patientinformation between site and referred Specialists, Hospitals, Urgent CareCenters, Ancillary Testing Facilities, etc.Forwards all pre-op information to hospitalsurgeon.Maintains referral tickler file / log asappropriate.Schedules appointments.Registers new patients and refers them to theEligibility department as needed.Enters \\\\\\\"No shows\\\\\\\" into IDX, and performs\\\\\\\"No Show\\\\\\\" follow up process.Works bump list.Maintains immunization records and updates EHR(including California Immunization Registry (CAIR)).Assists with the completion of appropriate forms(DMV, disability, etc.).Updates patient demographic information in IDX.Performs patient record audits.Answers, directs, and follows up on incoming calls.Calls patients as requested by clinician.Distributes incoming correspondence (faxes, consultnotes, test results, etc.).Assists with Quality Metrics, Comprehensive HealthAssessment Programs (CHAPS) formally HCC research, telephone call procedures,and patient follow up procedures.Participates in Quality Improvement projects.Participates in preparing department for internaland external site audits (facility site reviews) from SCAN, DHS, etc.Interacts with the PatientSupport Center,Eligibility department and PharmacySupport Center.Participates in teammates / clinician huddles .Participates regularly in site teammates anddepartment meetings.Covers other teammates as needed.May assists with site marketing activities ( fairs, senior Olympics, flu clinics and other events).Conducts pre and post-operative teaching for thepatient, taking into account all psychological, physiological and religiousaspects.Works in collaboration with a clinician to prepare,monitor and discharge patients after a procedure.Cleans and stocks exam and procedure/surgery rooms.Serves as a relief for the teammates.Assists with all departments specific functionswithin the RN scope of practice.Verifies that the informed consents for procedureshave been signed, dated and witnessed.Prepares labels, collects and transports variousspecimens to appropriate destinations.Frequently monitors overdue orders and followsapproved process to address the orders.Assists with Meaningful Use (MU) initiative byencouraging patients to sign up for Follow My Health (FMH), obtaining patient semail addresses, updating smoking status, and other initiatives.Assists clinicians with medication reconciliationper guidelines.Uses approved standing orders to perform, ordertest and update referrals.Assists with entering referrals in electronichealth records EHR for clinician to authorize.Enters medical billing charges for servicesrendered in EHR.Provides direct patient care as needed.Participates in verifying medications and vaccinedoses for non-licensed teammates. Mentors and trains teammates in collaboration withthe Site Administrator, lead clinician and people services department.Attends in all mandatory Clinical TeammateOrientation (CTO) (both instructor led and online courses), AnnualClinical Updates, and Skills validation includingthose that could be held after working hours including the weekend.Participates in facilitation of annual skillsvalidation for Medical Assistants take place during evening hours and orweekends (selected Saturdays only). Ensures all Patient Intervention Reports (PIR) havebeen reviewed and actions taken.Assists clinician and licensed nursing teammates inresponding to patient emergency situations as per Emergency Response Protocols.Attend trainings that are related with the specificdepartment that you are assigned to ensure we are update in our safetypractices i.e. Urology Department: (BCG) Usage and Handling drugs. Upcoming and new drugs introduce to thecompany.Ability to assumeCharge Nurse role duties (as assigned by Nursing management):Serves as the floor leader and supervises the patient flow as well asthe daily nursing activities in the UCC or ASC department.Coordinates with clinicians and teammates to plan daily work assignmentsaccording to teammates abilities, patient flow and procedures.Coordinates break schedules and responsible for handling sick calls.Ensures that all abnormal reports are communicated to clinicians.Ensures appropriate steps for narcotic count and reconciliation.Ensures bio-hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance toregulatory guidelines.Ensures all daily quality control tests and logs are maintained.Assists nursing supervisor by ensuring compliance for certifications,competencies and compliance measures.Assists nursing supervisor with annual evaluations of teammates andcompetency validation.Participates in quality improvement projects including ComprehensiveHealth Assessments (CHAPS) formally HCC and P4P.Serves as CIS specialist. Assists in orientation of new teammates, TSU and registry teammates.Supports and participates in companywide initiatives (i.e. patientsatisfaction goals).Serves as backup for teammates as needed.Cross trainings to work in other departments orother duties as assigned by supervisor /management.Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: 1 or 2 years of post-high school education or a degree from a two-year college.Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.Current California RN license.Specialty certifications in OR, OB, GI, ER, CEN or CCRN.Basic Life Support for Providers by American Heart Association (AHA)- (100% online certification is not acceptable).ACLS and/or PALS certification (100% online certification is not acceptable).Bachelor s degree in Nursing preferred.I.V. therapy certificationAAACN preferred. EXPERIENCE:Over 3 year and up to and including 5 years of experience.Experience in specialty areas such as OR, OB, GI, ER, CEN, CCRN or Urgent Care KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:Computer literate.Ability to type 25 wpm.Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.Manual dexterity to use/handle equipment and instruments.Skilled in phlebotomy and I.V. therapy.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Ability to concurrently perform multiple tasks

DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of June 30, 2016 DaVita Medical Group (formerly HealthCare Partners) provided integrated care management for approximately 760,000 patients. DaVita Medical Group s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

We are committed to bringing the benefits of coordinated care to our patients and to taking a leading role in the transformation of the national healthcare delivery system to assure quality, access, and affordable care for all.

DaVita Medical Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita Medical Group makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.
DaVita Medical Group will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.
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