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Job Description

A. To assure that the highest quality nursing care is delivered to the patient in a timely and cost effective manner.
B. To help return the patient to a state of optimal wellness or to a state in which the highest quality of life can be maintained.
C. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team, including physicians, to deliver quality health care.
D. Is able to alternate patient care plans and own assignment in a changing, fast-paced environment. Communicates verbally and in writing in a consistent, positive manner.
E. Performs a hand-off communications when patient transfers and during shift report using SBar Tools.
F. Functions as charge nurse as requested.
G. Floats to sister units with a positive attitude.
III. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: BREAK NURSE (RN)
In addition to the above RN responsibilities, the RN Break Nurse is responsible for the following:
A. Performs a brief hand-off communication with licensed staff relieving for accurate continuous care.
B. Attend Rapid Responses and assist as directed by Charge Nurse and Director.
C. Chart audits performed as directed by charge nurse or director.
D. Confirm Core Measure compliance is maintained through Core Measure sheet audit versus chart and MAR documentation
E. Assist with taking off orders and/or answer phones in absence of the unit clerk or monitor tech.
F. Assist with procedures being performed on unit or cover the other patients assigned to the licensed nurse assisting.
G. Service Recovery – As requested by Charge Nurse and/or Director to help patient and/or family receive increased surveillance to improve satisfaction. Works in concert with other healthcare team members.
H. ICU Only – Break nurse has a dual function of break relief and Rapid Response responder for all areas.

Benefits

  • In addition to per diem nursing assignments that let you choose your location and schedule, ERN Services offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
    • Competitive pay rates
    • Medical benefits
    • 401(k)

Job Requirements

  1. A. Work Experience –
    • Specialty units (ICU, ED OR, PACU) require a minimum of one (1) year previous experience.
    B. Education — Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing (BSN preferred).
    C. License, Certification, or Registration Required — Current Registered Nurse licensure  in the State of California. Current BLS and ACLS for healthcare providers. Additional specialty certifications required for:
    • OR, PACU, ED – PALS.
    • National certifications preferred (CCRN, ORN, etc.)
    D. Language Skills – Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, families and the general public in a positive manner.
    E. Mathematical Skills – Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    F. Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical/clinical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Follows the nursing plan of care and initiate changes, need critical thinking skills.
    G. Special Qualifications – Able to function effectively in a busy, fast-paced environment. Must be capable of making decisions under pressure and managing anger, fear, hostility and violence of others appropriately.

Credentialing / Approval Process

> Provide ALL requested documentation > Profile Submission to preferred facility > Approval > Attend training / orientation classes > login ID issued > START WORK!

How to Apply

Apply Online or Call us at (818) 225-7918 for complete applications and details

 

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 The Antelope Valley includes Lancaster, Palmdale and outlying desert communities, with a total population of approximately 476,845 people. The Antelope Valley is a diverse and highly educated community, with more than 50 percent of its residents having at least some college education.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center serves the region by providing high quality medical services to residents of the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities. The hospital features 157 licensed acute care beds, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac services featuring a STEMI Receiving Center (heart attack) and a 35-bed 24-hour emergency department. The Center for Wound Care provides treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. This comprehensive wound-healing service includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Palmdale Regional Medical Center is active in the community and regularly participates with the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, Chambers of Commerce and other civic and governmental groups. Palmdale Regional Medical Center believes in "Community Service Excellence" and supports nonprofit agencies such as the American Cancer Society, United Way, the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club and performing arts organizations. You'll see what a difference service makes at Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
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