This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
Utilizing the nursing process, the Infusion Center Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care for the Infusion Service patient in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Nursing Department. Responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, assessing patients, synthesizing patient information, planning of care/interventions, teaching patients/family, implementing treatment plan/MD orders, and evaluating care rendered. The RN must effectively communicate and document data relevant to the care of the patient. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient age, cultural diversity, psycho-social and / or spiritual needs into the patient’s plan of care. The RN contributes to the promotion of quality nursing care through performance improvement processes that demonstrate positive outcome in patient care. In addition, the RN collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Utilizes the nursing process and practice standards as a framework for the management of patient care.
Analyzes the assessment data to determine a nursing diagnosis and appropriate interventions.
Demonstrates leadership in the coordination of patient care across the healthcare continuum with progress towards meeting desired patient outcomes.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize effective critical thinking skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical information system and applies principles to patient documentation.
Contributes to an effective and safe working environment.
Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates the effectiveness of learning; family is included in the teaching plan as necessary.
Serves as a role model and mentor for new staff members.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial and other sensitive material in printed, electronic and verbal form.
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills by managing and acknowledging patient-family and/or significant others’ expectations.
Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of job specific competencies.