Registered Nurse - RN

Palo Alto, CA 94301
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A Pediatric Vascular Registered Nurse acts as a central member of the vascular team. Their role is to see and support patients both in hospital and in the out-patient clinic. In addition, the Vascular Registered Nurse helps to co-ordinate care for patients and provides a simple means of communication between the hospital services and the community.

Job Requirements:

-Current un-restricted CA Nursing Licensure
-Current BLS, ACLS, PALS
-TB Test from within one year
-Minimum of one year of experience as a Vascular RN within a Pediatric Unit


• Advocate for patients' and families' needs, or provide emotional support for patients and their families.
• Assess patients' pain levels and sedation requirements.
• Assess patients' psychosocial status and needs including areas such as sleep patterns, anxiety, grief, anger, and support systems.
• Assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.
• Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.
• Collect specimens for laboratory tests.
• Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
• Document patients' medical histories and assessment findings.
• Document patients' treatment plans, interventions, outcomes, or plan revisions.
• Ensure that equipment or devices are properly stored after use.
• Evaluate patients' vital signs and laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
• Identify malfunctioning equipment or devices.
• Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
• Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
• Participate in professional organizations and continuing education to improve practice knowledge and skills.
• Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patients' clinical status.
• Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
• Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.
• Compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests.
• Identify patients who are at risk of complications due to nutritional status.
• Identify patients' age-specific needs and alter care plans as necessary to meet those needs.
• Participate in the development, review, and evaluation of nursing practice protocols.
• Assess family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed.
• Provide post-mortem care.
• Supervise and monitor unit nursing staff.
• Coordinate patient care conferences.
• Plan, provide, or evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, interdisciplinary health care team members, and community members.

Job description:

The Registered Nurse, as a professional practitioner employed by Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The nurse demonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with supervision. The nurse demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care. Consistently performs according to nursing standards and is accountable in managing patient care and assisting others in the management of patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
• Performs focused interview to identify specific patients needs.
• Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition.
• Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses.
• Documents the patient’s plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions.
• Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care requirements.
• Monitors consistency between patient plan of care and actions of medical staff.
• Performs interventions according to identified priorities, plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard.
• Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patient environment.
• Initiates and evaluates patient and/or family education.
• Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes in medical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursing interventions.
• Documents patient’s response to nursing and other interventions.
• Uses clinical judgment in evaluation activities to meet patient care needs of an assigned unit/floor including establishing priorities.
• Monitors the safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment.
• Participates in activities to facilitate good interpersonal communications with the chosen facility.
• Supports professional practice by observing the following: Uses knowledge and practices in accordance with 1) the Nurse Practice Act; 2) Standards of Nursing Practice; 3) Standards of Patient Care; 4)JCAHO, state and local laws; 5) Patient’s Bill of Rights; and 6) Maxim Healthcare, nursing and client hospital policies.
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
• Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which the nurse practices.
• Full command, verbal and written, of the English language.
• Current Health Certificate (per facility contract or state regulation).
• Current PPD or Chest X-Ray.
• One year prior professional nursing experience preferred.
• Current BLS card.
• Successful completion of screening tests for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the RN practices with a score of 80% or greater
• Maxim background screening

Physical/Work Environment Requirements:
• May work at off-site facility/ client site
• May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens, chemotherapeutic and toxic chemicals

Maxim employees are our greatest asset. We offer the following benefits:

-Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
-401k Program
-Competitive Pay
-Flexible Scheduling
-Direct Deposit
-Free Continuing Education (CE) Program
-Positive Work Environment and Friendly Staff Bonuses
-Travel Benefits (as applicable)
-24 hour on- call service

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