RN - Medical PT/Nights (12hr) at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in LONG BEACH, California

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Medical Center's strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

Utilizing the nursing process and clinical nursing practice standards, the RN is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care for the Surgical Unit patient in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Nursing Department. Responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients, planning of care/interventions, teaching patients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, and evaluation of care rendered. The RN must effectively communicate and document data relevant to the care of the patient. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient age, cultural diversity, psychosocial and/or spiritual needs into the patient's plan of care. The RN contributes to the promotion of quality nursing care through performance improvement processes that demonstrates positive outcomes in patient care. In addition, the RN collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Utilizes the nursing process and practice standards as a framework for the management of patient care.
  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine a nursing diagnosis and appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the coordination of patient care across the healthcare continuum with progress towards meeting desired patient outcomes.
  • Delegates to licensed and unlicensed personnel.
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize effective critical thinking skills.
  • Prioritizes essential functions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical information system and applies principles to patient documentation.
  • Contributes to an effective and safe working environment.
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching plan as necessary.
  • Serves as a role model and mentors new staff members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial and other sensitive material in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients and or employees.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use good customer service skills by managing and acknowledging patient-family-significant other expectations.
  • Demonstrates tact, sensitivity and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of job specific competencies.
  • Ability to be at work and be on time.
  • Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.

  • Organizational Expectations

    Preset goals from section 1 of CAT.



    Delivers promised results, expects and helps others to do the same. Is widely trusted and is seen as direct, truthful and authentic. Chooses the right path even when it may be uncomfortable or difficult. Takes ownership if mistakes are made and works to correct the situation.


    Doing the right thing even if no one is watching. At all times acts in a moral, ethical way that is compliant with all laws, regulations and policies governing MemorialCare's work as a health care provider.


    Personal Responsibility

    Accepts full responsibility for personal behavior and contributes as a team member to complete tasks, resolve problems, and achieve goals. Follows through on commitments. Take responsibility for their actions.

    Regulatory Requirements and Compliance

    Complies with regulatory requirements, applicable laws, and policies and procedures set forth by the organization and individual departments. Maintains all license and certification requirements.

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Effectively manages time and resources to reduce waste and complete individual, team, unit/department, or organizational-wide work activities.

    Best Practices


    Practices open and honest communication demonstrating support and empathy. Respectfully ask questions and practices active listening to gain full understanding of diverse perspectives. Maintains the self-esteem and self-confidence of others. Effectively conveys both written and oral communication to achieve mutual understanding, while appropriately adapting the message, style and tone to accommodate a variety of audiences.

    Continuous Learning

    Pursues both internal and external learning opportunities for self and professional development. Proactively takes responsibility for learning about trends and changes in their given field. Regularly seeks and accepts feedback for development and improvement. Recognizes additional work or duties as an opportunity to grow professionally.

    Compa ssion and Simply Better

    Greet and Connect

    Greets everyone with a warm smile. Treats all patients, families, and colleagues with respect and dignity.

    Extraordinary Host

    Takes care of our workplace (clean, uncluttered and inviting). Seeks opportunities to enhance our guests' experience. Provides patients with a quiet healing environment.

    Guide People

    Escorts guests where they need to go. Explains the patient's care in a way they can understand.

    Express Appreciation

    Demonstrates gratitude to patients, families, and colleagues.

    Always Improving

    Listens to our patients, families, and colleagues.



    Participates as active team member, demonstrating a willingness to engage and accept shared responsibility. Works cooperatively and collaboratively within and across departments to achieve positive results.

    Essential Job Outcomes

    Section II of the CAT. Specific job related responsibilities and duties.

  • Meets population specific competencies
  • Documentation is complete accurate and timely and reflects patients plan of care
  • Provides leadership and a clear direction to all members of the healthcare team to support the plan of care while maintaining the responsibility and accountability for the management of patient care
  • Provides for the psyco-social, spiritual, and cultural needs to patients, families, and significant others.
  • Demonstrates continued development of clinical expertise and current knowledge of healthcare trends and education related to nursing practices
  • Participates in processes that improve standards of care and practice in the delivery of nursing service
  • Supports sustainment of the magnet culture
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience

    • One year Acute Care experience in Medical Surgical Nursing preferred. In lieu of this experience, consideration will be made for an employee with strong education and associated experiential background.
    • Computer, internet, order entry and word processing experience preferred.


    • Current California RN License required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or higher preferred
    • Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Card
    • Specialty Certification preferred

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