CLINICAL NURSE I - ACUTE REHAB NURSING (Newport Beach, CA, US)
Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Utilizes the nursing process based on research and
evidence-based outcomes to meet patient care needs. Participates in
maintaining a safe patient care environment. Demonstrates
leadership skills by directing personnel and establishing collegial
relationships with others. Provides quality nursing care to all
patients in accordance with the California Nurse Practice Act, and
professional regulatory standards. Displays and practices a
work-style reflecting the mission, vision, and values of the
department and the Organization. Participates in the continuous
quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of
departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of
specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and
The patient population served is the adolescent, adult, and
geriatric patient with rehabilitation diagnoses and associated
deficits. The primary responsibility of the nursing staff is
to provide direct patient care and to collaborate with other
disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of safe,
timely, and appropriate quality patient care. In addition,
the registered nurse fosters self-management to assist the patient
and family with post-acute care transitions to promote and sustain
well-being through risk reduction, harm prevention, and maintenance
of optimal health.
Clinical Nurse I (RN)
- New hires, whether experienced or new graduate nurses, will
correspond to the "novice" nurse in Benner's model for the initial
- During the first 6 months of employment, the new hire will
obtain knowledge and experience in clinical and technical skills.
Under the guidance of a preceptor, charge nurse, nurse manager,
and/or educator, the new hire collects objective data and seeks
assistance in making clinical decisions.
- After successfully completing the 6-month probationary period
the Clinical Nurse I will correspond to the "advanced beginner" in
- Guided by policies, procedures, and standards. The Clinical
Nurse I (RN) is building a knowledge base through practice and are
most comfortable in a task environment.
- Describes a clinical situation from the viewpoint of what they
need to do rather than relating the context of the situation or how
the patient responds.
- Practices from a theoretical knowledge base while they
recognize and provide for routine patient needs.
Essential Job Functions:
- Demonstrates competent knowledge, based on Organization and
policies, procedures, and standards.
- Demonstrates an ability to organize and incorporate new
routines, procedures, and skills.
- Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment and devices
pertinent to treatment, procedures, and practices.
- Demonstrates the use of the nursing process as documented on
the admission assessment, patient Plan of Care, focus charting, and
- Assesses and documents a complete physical assessment, nursing
interventions, teaching and discharge needs for the patients
assigned to each shift.
- Documents in the patient record utilizing documentation
guidelines, Standards of Care, and Pathway goals.
- Communicates changes in the patient's condition to the Charge
Nurse/supervisor and the physician directing the care of the
patient as well as pertinent information at shift report using the
patient Plan of Care.
- Follows procedure in the identification of patients prior to
implementing any procedures, interventions, etc.
- Provides appropriate information for all patient procedures and
ensures patient/significant other understanding prior to the start
of the procedure.
- Responds to emergency situations in a timeframe appropriate to
the needs of the patient.
- Administers medications and intravenous therapy with the
ability to assess the indication of appropriate dosing and effects
of the medication administered for the patient.
- Initiates IV therapy and documents accurate information on the
- Correctly collects, handles, and labels specimens utilizing
Standard Precautions, as well as documenting in the patient
- Adheres to Infection Control policies and procedures, follows
Standard Precautions and specific isolation precautions for the
prevention and spread of blood-borne pathogens and other
- Appropriately assesses and implements prescribed interventions
to ensure pain management for the patient.
- Recognizes the ethical/legal/medical dilemmas existing in the
nursing practice and confers with the appropriate resource
personnel when making ethical nursing decisions.
- Implements and documents teaching discharge plan for each
- Assesses the educational ability and level of the patient
population. Incorporates available educational material into
patient/significant other teaching and documents understanding in
the patient record.
- Provides ongoing assessment of the nutritional status of the
patient. Implements dietary consult when indicated to
provide/maintain adequate nutritional intake. Communicates to
physician nutritional needs/problems for the patient.
- Provides continuity of care through implementation/utilization
of the Plan of Care for the patients.
- Appropriately assesses, intervenes, and cares for the
adult/geriatric patient, family, and significant other requiring
emotional support, coping support, and care for significant life
changes and end of life issues. Coordinates support services
with Social Services, Pastoral Care, Case Management, etc.
- Clinical Care: Ensure patient care is delivered and the
unit is maintained in accordance with professional regulatory
standards. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate population as outlined in the job
description and competencies.
Demonstrates competent knowledge, based on department policies,
procedures, and standards, in the following:
- Demonstrates competency in Functional Improvement Measure (FIM)
- Collaborates with the patient, family, and Interdisciplinary
Team (IDT) to develop a Plan of Care (POC) with realistic
- Demonstrates understanding and carry through on therapists’
plan of care for the patient to include transfers, mobility,
self-care, and swallowing techniques.
- Collaborates with patients and caregivers to facilitate
post-acute care transitions through the promotion of optimal
health, self-management, quality of life, risk reduction, and harm
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of
clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for
the patient care within their rehab admission.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Experience
Required: Associate’s Degree in Nursing and must complete a
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of
nursing within two years of the hire date.
Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an
accredited school of nursing. Previous experience in
rehabilitation nursing. Certified Rehabilitation Registered
Skills or Other Qualifications
Required: Demonstrates effective communication,
interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper
body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to
follow instructions, knowledge of the age of population
served. Ability to collaborate, communicate, and partner with
patients and family members to the extent they need and desire.
- Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus healthcare database systems.
License and Certifications
Required: Current licensure, or interim permit as a
Registered Nurse in the State of California required. Current BLS
certification is required prior to clinical rotation.
Preferred: FIM certification. Certification in rehab
nursing (CRRN). NIHSS certification
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