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Verified Pay $44.30 - $62.60 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Chatsworth, California

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The Sub Acute Registered Nurse is specially trained to provide skilled nursing and supportive care to residents with chronic long term medical conditions.  Monitors and utilizes therapeutic equipment necessary to provide specialized nursing care.  Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement a plan of care for a specific group of assigned residents, ensuring the coordination of care between other disciplines, physicians, and support staff.  Performs professional nursing duties that incorporate the psychosocial, psychomotor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the resident/family/significant other to assess, plan, intervene and advocate for the resident on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care.  Will reevaluate resident response and outcomes, effectiveness of plan of care, and readiness for discharge and revise plan or make referrals as necessary.  Acts as a role model and mentor to a variety of new graduate nurses, orientees and support staff.

Los Angeles Community Hospital has been taking care of generations of east Los Angeles families. Having a strong presence in our community has been critical to our success since our inception, along with offering quality, compassionate healthcare accessible to everybody. Most of our doctors, nurses and other employees live in the community, creating a culture of neighbors taking care of neighbors.
We have changed with our community—both in the way we deliver medical care and by reaching beyond the walls of our hospital. We work closely with community members to help meet their most important needs. Our 130-bed, acute care hospital offers a wide range of medical programs and services, including cardiology, internal medicine and surgical services.
  • Provides resident care, reviews and administers resident medications, treatments and procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner that meets scope of practice and standards of nursing practice.  Recognizes change in resident's clinical conditions, taking appropriate action and documenting intervention. Effectively collaborates with the health care team to intervene, and advocate as necessary. Intervenes appropriately in instances of abuse, assault or neglect, or when adequate financial or social resources are not available. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve resident issues effectively.
  • Develops long and short-term goals consistent with treatment plans, standards of practice, and the plan of care, incorporating resident preference and discussing plan of care with resident. Appropriately utilizes pain management resources and other interventions to provide pain relief. Provides ongoing assessments and documents the resident's physical and psychosocial condition, as well as response to care. Reviews resident test results, identifies critical results, and communicates in a timely manner consistent with the condition of the resident and correlates information into the plan of care.  Consistently ensures nursing practice is evidence based, within scope of licensure and compliant with hospital wide standards of nursing care, including core measures.  Ensures Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance.
  • Collaborates with staff, physicians and members of the healthcare team, ensuring the coordination of care between other disciplines and support staff.  Actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team Conference (IDT).  Supervises, monitors and delegates resident care activities to appropriate members of the health care team, provides effective leadership and ensures that care is safe and of high quality.  Acts as a source of information and articulately responds to questions, providing resources, guidance, and education about treatment plan, plan of care, and medications. Develops and implements accurate teaching and ongoing discharge plans.
  • Empathizes with resident and resident support systems, expresses compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious, gender identity, or ethnic background.  Engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the resident, families, physicians, and co-workers.

Required:

  • Active, current, and unencumbered Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • AHA Basic Life Support
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment
  • Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Foothill Campus Only)
  • Pediatric experience or completion of a pediatric course within 1 year of employment (Foothill Campus Only)

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families
  • Recent experience as a Registered Nurse in a SNF or Long-Term Care setting
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Saving

Sign On Bonus Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sign On Bonus, you must have one or more years (1+) of acute care RN hospital experience. Current Alta Hospital employees are not eligible and former Alta Hospital employees may not be eligible. The Sign on Bonus Program is only available for full-time RN positions. Bonus payments are made in increments over the course of 18 or 24 months to active employees in good standing.

Pay Rate: Min - $44.30 | Max - $62.60