This position requires the fullunderstanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of SaddlebackMedical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behaviorconsistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices,Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center'sstrategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patientsafety activities.
Utilizingthe nursing process and clinical nursing practice standards, the RN isresponsible for directing, delivering, and coordinating nursing care for the AcuteMedical Unit (Acute Care Service) patient in accordance with the policies andprocedures of the Nursing Department. Responsibilities include directing unlicensedemployee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients,planning of care /interventions, teaching patients/family, implementation oftreatment plan/MD orders, and evaluation of care rendered. The RN must effectivelycommunicate and document data relevant to the care of the patient. The RNutilizes knowledge of patient age, cultural diversity, and psychosocial and/orspiritual needs into the patient's plan of care. The RN contributes to thepromotion of quality nursing care through performance improvement processesthat demonstrates positive outcome in patient care. In addition, the RNcollaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effectivepatient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcome.