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Registered Nurse (RN), GI Services, Full Time, Days

Company: PIH Health
Location: Whittier
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Provides direct nursing care including assessments, care plan, education, and evaluation for assigned patients. Performs patient duties necessary to maintain the flow of patient care as well as coordinates the delivery of care provided by other care team members and disciplines.PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3.7 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 35 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women's health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation's top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is also certified as a Great Place to Work -. For more information, visit or follow us on , , or . -
Required SkillsNursing Administration Only

  • Written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills.
  • Basic organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Patient assessment.
  • Clinical education related to specialty.
  • Principles of patient/family teaching.Cardiology Only
    • Strong verbal, written and computer skills.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control and safety.
    • Adaptability.
    • Principles of patient/family teaching.
    • Knowledge and experience with administering of IV and PO drugs and their possible adverse reactions.
    • Knowledge of diagnostic test and their preparations.
    • Knowledge in the legal aspects of nursing.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated skill using special equipment such as monitors, oxygen equipment, SPO2 monitors, EKG machines, defibrillators, etc.
    • Honest, dependable, conscientious.
    • Excellent communication skills.Clinical -Operations Only
      • Strong verbal and written skills.
      • Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control and safety.
      • Adaptability.
      • Principles of patient/family teaching.
      • With consideration of age, utilize the approved process to resolve biophysical, psychological, educational, and environmental needs of the patient/family when administering care.
      • Accuracy in maintaining medical records.
      • Strong computer skills.
      • Honest, dependable, conscientious.
      • Is alert to cues on the phone when assessment is limited to auditory, verbal and emotional cues.
      • Possess the ability to communicate effectively on a level that is easily understandable by the patient.Emergency Department Only (Whittier)
        • Demonstrates fluency in English communication, to include reading, writing, and verbal communication.
        • Basic organizational skills to include ability to follow directions as outlined in policies or given by supervisor.
        • Basic EKG interpretation
        • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills
        • Knowledge of legal implications of nursing
        • Demonstrates appropriate critical intervention skillsEmergency Department Only (Downey)
          • Demonstrates fluency in English communication, to include reading, writing, and verbal communication.
          • Basic organizational skills to include ability to follow directions as outlined in policies or given by supervisor.
          • Basic EKG interpretation
          • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills
          • Knowledge of legal implications of nursing
          • Demonstrates appropriate critical intervention skillsHematology/Oncology Only
            • Excellent verbal and written skills.
            • Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control and safety.
            • Thorough knowledge of chemo therapy regimens and pharmaceuticals for treatment.
            • Expansive knowledge of hematology/oncology processes and practices.
            • Current CPR certification.
            • Superb understanding of nursing principles.
            • Excellent understanding of patient/family teaching principles.
            • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records(EHR) computerized practice management systems and other computerized systems (Microsoft office programs and electronic health records systems)
            • Ability to prioritize and problem solve both independently and with a team.
            • Excellent communication skills, bilingual in Spanish or Chinese helpful.Maternal Child Care Only
              • Written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills.
              • Basic organizational skills.
              • Basic computer skills.
              • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
              • Patient assessment.
              • Clinical education related to specialty.
              • Principles of patient/family teaching -NICU only -
                • Written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills.
                • Basic organizational skills.
                • Basic computer skills.
                • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
                • Patient assessment.
                • Clinical education related to specialty.
                • Principles of patient/family teaching.Radiation Oncology Only
                  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
                  • Principles of patient/family teaching.
                  • Knowledge of cancer and cancer care, including radiation therapy and pain management.
                  • Ability to perform effective and independently in a fast-paced environment.
                  • Ability to telephone triage.
                  • Ability to maintain flexibility and adapt to changes.
                  • Basic computer skills.Wound Healing Center Only
                    • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with patients, staff and physicians.
                    • Professional and appropriate in communicating with staff, physicians, patients and visitors.
                    • Knowledge of age appropriate adult learning principles and the ability to teach and develop an effective patient education program.
                    • Knowledge of general nursing theory and practice including but not limited to asepsis and sterile-technique principle of body mechanics, medication administration.
                    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interruptions and varied work demands.
                    • Ability to plan and organize workload. -
                      Required ExperienceNursing Administration OnlyRequired:
                      • Current California RN license.
                      • Evidence of continuing education.
                      • Current Basic Life Support Card.
                      • Prior experience in an acute care facility or formal classroom education.
                      • GI experience preferred -Preferred:
                        • BSN/MSN preferred.Cardiology OnlyRequired:
                          • Current California RN license
                          • Evidence of continuing education
                          • Prior experience in, ambulatory care nursing
                          • Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Certification
                          • 12 Lead electrocardiogram and arrhythmia detection knowledgePreferred:
                            • BSN/MSN
                            • Cardiology Experience
                            • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skillsClinical Operations Only -Required: -
                              • Current California RN license (BSN/MSN preferred)
                              • Evidence of continuing education
                              • Prior experience in, ambulatory care nursing
                              • Current Basic Life Support Card - -Preferred: -
                                • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skillsEmergency Department Only (Whittier)Required:
                                  • Valid California RN License with evidence of continuing education 30 units per two years
                                  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) -
                                  • Experience in use of critical intervention skills (preferably Emergency Department)
                                  • Formal hospital orientation
                                  • Non-violent crisis intervention training annually * See additional competencies addendum for unit specific requirementsPreferred:
                                    • Basic windows and mouse skills preferred
                                    • Emergency Nursing and/or Critical Care CourseEmergency Department Only (Downey)Required:
                                      • Valid California RN License
                                      • Prior experience in an acute care facility
                                      • BLS, ACLS, PALS, and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) -
                                      • Non-violent crisis intervention training annually or completion within 90 days of hire
                                      • Completion of Emergency Nursing Course within 90 days of hire
                                      • Completion of pediatric specific continuing education - (16 hours) every two years in compliance with EDAP certification -Preferred:
                                        • Basic computer skills
                                        • Prior Emergency Nursing experience preferred
                                        • Completion of NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. classHematology/Oncology OnlyRequired:
                                          • Current California RN license
                                          • BLS certification
                                          • Minimum 2 years Oncology experience in hospital and or office based setting required. -Preferred:
                                            • Current chemotherapy preferred
                                            • OCN preferredMaternal Child Care OnlyRequired:
                                              • Current California RN license
                                              • Evidence of continuing education
                                              • Prior experience in an acute care facility or formal classroom education in Maternal-Child Care as appropriate for clinical specialty
                                              • Current AFM, ACLS, CPR and NRP care as appropriate for clinical specialtyNICU OnlyRequired:
                                                • Current California RN license
                                                • Current BLS and NRP care as appropriate for clinical specialtyRadiation Oncology OnlyRequired:
                                                  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an Associate of Science Degree and have a current CA RN license.
                                                  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association required. -Preferred:
                                                    • Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
                                                    • Previous Radiation Oncology nursing experience.
                                                    • One year experience in the care of oncology patients.
                                                    • Spanish bilingual skills to communicate effective with patients and families.
                                                    • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred.Wound Healing Center OnlyRequired:
                                                      • Registered nurse with current California license in good standing.
                                                      • Two years experience in acute care nursing helpful.
                                                      • Experience in ambulatory care setting highly desirable.
                                                      • CPR certified. -Preferred:
                                                        • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred. -

Keywords: PIH Health, Whittier , Registered Nurse (RN), GI Services, Full Time, Days, Other , Whittier, California

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