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Providence Health & Services RN - Radiology - Torrance in Torrance, California

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Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) - Radiology (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Ancillary Services in Torrance, CA.

The schedule for this position is Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:30pm.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all professional nursing experience.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) - Radiology who will provide and supervise professional, independent nursing care for Providence patients, that is as evidence-based as possible. Care is based in the nursing process and is consistent with the California Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The RN applies knowledge of assessing, planning, ordering, giving, delegating, teaching and supervising professional nursing care delivery that promotes patients' optimal health and independence. All Providence professional nursing practice requires a broad range of general nursing knowledge and expertise. In addition, development and validation of knowledge and skills essential to the assigned department, patient population and/or practice area are crucial.

The RN participates in and leads clinical teams and may supervise, assign or delegate to licensed vocational nurses (LVN), unlicensed assistive personnel and other caregivers. The RN performs all duties in a manner that promotes effective team functioning and reflects the Sisters of Providence and Little Company of Mary mission and philosophy and the Nurse's Bill of Rights.

In this position you will:

  • Assessment & Evaluation:

  • When providing both guidance to staff and direct care to patients, evaluates and reassesses the identified problems, care provided and patient’s responses to meet patient and family needs to ensure overall quality of care delivered.

  • Notify the physician and other care givers of acute change in the client’s condition.

  • Collect complete and accurate data as basis for timely assessment/reassessment.

  • Ensure all patients understand the assessment process, and have given valid and informed consent.

  • Notify professional staff in a timely manner of completed tests/procedures requiring their review, including significant findings affecting patient care.

  • Customer Focus:

  • Ensure that provided services are consistent with the mission, values and goals. Handles complaints in keeping with the customer service focus and values. Actively seeks patient/customer feedback to improve services.

  • Accurately identifies real/potential problems affecting service and notifies supervisor/manager.

  • Develop strong and credible relationships with the medical staff, responds promptly, appropriately and demonstrates a clear understanding of physician/customer communication needs and preferences.

  • Documentation:

  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate documentation of care or services provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.

  • Documentation is complete, thorough, understandable, and accurately reflects the treatment/care provided or test/procedure performed.

  • Ensure clinical data is correct and appropriate for specific test/procedure requested and performed as necessary. Demonstrates correct spelling of patient name, physician name and use of mnemonics.

  • Secure and appropriately handles patient records, maintaining complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information.

  • Patient Care:

  • Perform routine nursing duties (i.e. vital signs, personal care, nutritional teaching, medication administration, exercise, etc.) and other general tasks required to provide for the safety, emotional, spiritual and physical comfort of patient(s).

  • Demonstrate the skills and judgment necessary to implement the medical plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.

  • Demonstrate ability to safely and competently perform therapeutic/diagnostic interventions under the direction of a physician according to hospital policy and procedure.

  • Provide age-appropriate assessment, care, and communication. Recognizes age-specific responses to treatment.

  • Demonstrate awareness of cross-cultural health issues. Provides culturally sensitive care, using effective communication methods and translation services as needed.

  • Effectively participates in patient throughput.

  • Teach patient, family and other care givers necessary diagnosis and treatment information and follow up care instructions.

  • Communicate and consult with other healthcare professionals as necessary to optimize patient outcomes.

  • Seek assistance when an issue or problem is beyond scope of duties/responsibilities.

  • Request, monitor and stock supplies as necessary to deliver care and keep materials on hand at all times.

  • Perform non-patient related tasks that are essential to departmental operations as required. These activities include but are not limited to; clerical tasks, equipment cleaning, supply ordering, temperature logs, and inventory.

  • Work with minimal supervision for the successful completion of job duties.

  • Planning & Workload Management:

  • Appropriately assess patient and family needs to provide quality care to assigned patients.

  • Prioritize patient care needs, makes effective decisions that reflect sound clinical judgment, awareness of options and appropriate managements involvement.

  • Ensure completion of all procedures and assignments during shift.

  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize workload and uses slow periods productively.

  • Stay focused and able to handle stress during periods of increased census and/or workload.

  • Properly and accurately tracks time and utilizes Kronos/applicable timekeeping system.

  • Arrive to assigned shift on-time and prepared.

  • Accept assignments willingly and discusses concerns appropriately, keeping continuity of care uppermost in minds.

  • Quality, Safety & Performance Improvement:

  • Support the patient safety practices and quality initiatives. Commits to and actively participates in ongoing compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to The Joint Commission, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, HIPAA and IHI initiatives. Adheres to defined scope of practice and responsibilities for nursing.

  • Actively seek opportunities to improve care processes and decrease errors.

  • Verify patient identification by verbal communication, ID band, etc.

  • Complete all required safety training programs and consistently performs responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job-related hazards.

  • Practice infection control and Universal Precautions and handles hazardous and infectious waste properly. Uses good body mechanics and required protective devices.

  • Demonstrate ability to safely use equipment according to manufacturers instructions and department policy. Reports equipment malfunctions to the proper personnel in order to minimize equipment downtime.

  • Teamwork:

  • Promote effective working relationships and works effectively as part of a team, inter and intra departmentally, to facilitate the department’s/program’s ability to meet its responsibilities, goals and objectives.

  • Practice professional intra and inter-disciplinary collaboration, shares information, resources, and ideas and seeks appropriate resources for decision-making.

  • Actively participates in department meetings, department- and organization-wide committees and projects as assigned, providing ongoing communication to those one represents.

  • Coordinate breaks/meal periods with other members of the team to maintain adequate coverage at all times.

  • Respond to pages, beeps and stat calls in a timely fashion following department protocol.

  • Communicate appropriately through the chain of command.

  • Assist co-workers with orientation/teaching new procedures, equipment usage and proper technique as requested.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current unencumbered California RN license required.

  • Current BLS required at time of hire; American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider. If applicant has certification by the American Red Cross-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, this will be accepted until card expiration date.

  • Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.

  • Stays current with skills and education needed for new procedures and technologies as they are added to responsibilities.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in examining new approaches in response to changing organizational objectives.

  • Seeks opportunities for continuing education and maintains awareness of new developments in professional discipline.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the hospital/facility information systems and other computer based communication and data base systems as necessary.

  • Demonstrates technical skill in using all equipment.

  • Obtains necessary in-service prior to using new equipment or performing new procedures.

  • Is aware of organization-wide and department specific policies and procedures, referencing as needed.

  • Takes responsibility for own actions and for seeking/acquiring sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the assigned environment.

  • Assesses need for personal growth and development and takes the initiative in seeking opportunities to meet this need and to remain up-to-date with the latest skills, evidence-based practices, procedures and techniques to ensure continuous growth.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 293765

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