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CATH LAB UNIT LEAD RN - FT-75700-DAYS

Company: Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Job Description:

The Unit Lead Nurse is responsible for assisting with clinical management and assisting with the administrative coordination of the Catheterization and Electrophysiology labs. The position is a combination of clinical (direct care) and assisting with administrative unit responsibilities to ensure effective delivery of evidenced based clinical patient care. Assists with ensuring compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures.

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;The key components of the Quality-Caring Model (QCM) are interwoven throughout the delivery of care within nursing and nurses are expected to utilize the QCM and a framework for providing excellent nursing care to their patients, developing collegial relationships with the healthcare team, and implementing self-care and self reflective behaviors to restore balance to ones' self.

Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission's national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in Peer Review Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes safe administration of medications Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Understands the range of treatment needs according to the age of patients served. Gathers all information for admitting and preparing patients for surgical procedure. Possesses knowledge and skills of the care of patients undergoing anesthesia, including pre-anesthesia testing, pre-operative education, and pre-anesthesia assessments, to include patient's physical and psychosocial needs prior to surgery. Demonstrates competency in effective patient hand-off (SBAR). Possess knowledge and skills of the care for patients undergoing different types, phases of anesthesia, anesthetic drugs and adjuncts, medications and herbal compatibilities and associated anesthesia risks. Demonstrates expert skills in methods of assessment, intervention, and evaluation in dealing with the ever-changing problems and needs of patients, families, and staff in areas of specialization. Provides education based on patient/familys learning needs, ability/readiness to learn and barriers to understanding. Assumes a leadership role in implementing nursing practices to promote continuous quality improvement and desirable patient outcomes. Practices in accordance with current evidence-based standards and research. Demonstrates continuous quality improvement in individual practice. Provides leadership to other nurses or the healthcare team in the use of research findings in current practice (eg development of institutional standards and staff education in the area of focus. Provides on-going education to nursing staff at the point of care Plans for educational opportunities for clinical staff house wide including all ancillary departments Participates in departmental and hospital efforts to continuously improve systems. Applies current research theories and expert knowledge in the evaluation and introduction of new products and techniques related to patient care. Assumes shift leadership duties when assigned by Manager which include: assigning workload at the beginning of the shift, coordinating and guiding staff throughout shift, assessing workload and staffing for the oncoming shift per department guidelines, reassigning patient care during the shift to accommodate changes in patient condition/census, and assuring all staff have completed all tasks, EMARs PRN response and pending ABGs Directs, implements, maintains, provides leadership and promotes the organizations strategy for a Lean Organizational Improvement system Supports adherence to the chain of command for problem resolution. Participates with unit manager and other unit members in developing action plans to achieve identified performance improvement objectives: implementation of patient safety goals and research protocols/evidence based practice, cost reduction/control, improving quality of care, efficient and timely patient throughput and improving the patient experience. Ensures that floats, travelers, registry staff and volunteers are oriented to the unit. Education Degree Program Bachelors Nursing Additional Information
Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 2 2 years in your area of practice Additional Information N/A
License / Certification Requirements BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association Certification in area of specialty Registered Nurse License

Keywords: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance , CATH LAB UNIT LEAD RN - FT-75700-DAYS, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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