Staff Nurse I – Emergency Department, San Jose

Kaiser Permanente
Published
July 27, 2022
Location
San Jose, CA
Category
Job Type

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Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) I is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN I provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides and coordinates emergency nursing care for patients for a designated time frame. Participates in patient/ family teaching and provides leadership in working cooperatively with members of the health care team to maintain standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status as well as nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population.
  • Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members.
  • Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution.
  • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
  • Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. Identifies and solves problems effectively. Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Initial Assessment reflecting sound clinical knowledge and judgement, and consistent with Standardized Procedure and State/ Federal regulations.
  • Provision of competent Emergency nursing care, for all ages, acuities and conditions in the population the facility serves.
  • Works within scope of practice, including standardized procedures, and communicates clearly with all members of healthcare team.
  • Completes duties with regard to safety practices and policies, including infection control, workplace safety, and management of aggressive behaviors.
  • Provision of care is consistent with EMTALA, Nurse Practice Act, Title 22 and other applicable regulations, including patient confidentiality and risk management.
  • Proficiencies in emergency responses such as resuscitation/ codes, hazmat response, and emergency childbirth.
  • Proficient in the use of computers in documentation, tracking, conveying information
  • Teamwork with all internal and external departments and agencies involved in the provision of care.
  • Medication administration and management including titrating infusions and pediatric medications
  • Maintains all required licenses, certifications and professional development/ continuing education requirements per department and facility standards.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Knowledge of the RN scope of practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Service Orientation (members, staff, providers
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Please refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Education
  • High School Diploma/GED. Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience. OR Graduate of registered nursing program and either 1) 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within the last three (3) years; or 2) graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within the last three (3) years.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered Nurse License (California) required at hire
  • Basic Life Support
Additional Requirements:
  • Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS and or NALS and or PALS may also be required for this position.
  • Successful completion of, or enrollment leading to successful completion of, the KP Emergency Nursing Course with preceptorship, or equivalent training, or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Paid or unpaid Kaiser Permanente experience (i.e. nursing student clinical rotation, internship, externship or volunteer)

PrimaryLocation : California,San Jose,San Jose Hospital
HoursPerWeek : 32
Shift : Night
Workdays : Week 1: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat Week 2: Sun, Wed, Thu
WorkingHoursStart : 11:00 PM
WorkingHoursEnd : 07:30 AM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : A10|NNU|California Nurse's Association
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Department : San Jose Hospital - Emergency - 0206
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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