Natividad Medical Center

Salinas , CA
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Staff Nurse III

Natividad Medical Center
Salinas, CA Full-time
Posted on March 10, 2019

Staff Nurse III

Outpatient Surgical Services/Endoscopy Unit Priority

Screening Date: March 14, 2019

Bring your career to Natividad in this full-time Staff Nurse III position in our Outpatient Surgical Services / Endoscopy Unit.

Requires current CA RN license and 1 year of full-time nursing experience. 

Examples of Duties:

  • Serves as resource person and provides orientation and training to new staff, residents, medical and nursing students.
  • May serve as charge nurse in the absence of Supervisor by assuming unit specific operational activities.
  • Provides overall patient care appropriate to the nursing care plan.
  • Provides teaching and support to the patient and family.
  • Notifies Supervisor & Health Care provider of negative change in patient status in a timely manner.
  • Understanding, communicates, and applies pharmacokinetics and safe administration of common medications used for the treatment of patients on their units.
  • Safely administer routine Medications by PO, IM SQ & rectal routes.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients & families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Properly prepare, hang, monitor and discontinue IV fluids and blood/blood components.
  • Acts as a patient advocate & assists physician with patients.
  • Develops a written plan of care & completes accurate documentation of patient care.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of the patient as status changes.
  • Communicates to the supervising RN the need to change a course of nursing actions based upon change in the patient's condition.
  • Demonstrates ability to follow chain of command, as situation demands and delegates appropriately to the CNA or MUC.
  • Evaluates patient response to pain interventions including pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/H/V