The role of the Emergency Care Unit (ECU) overflow nurse is to provide inpatient Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, Stepdown level of care to patients whom are admitted to the hospital from the Emergency Department (ED). The Overflow Nurse will care for the admitted patients in the dynamic, fast-paced, high-patient turnover environment of the Emergency Department. The patients have been admitted to the hospital and are awaiting their inpatient room to be assigned, and the inpatient medical team is managing the patients.
The overflow nurse will advance the inpatient plan of care in coordination with the admitting team, case management and ED Charge Nurse. The patient population consist of all medical, surgical, telemetry patients who are admitted to UCLA including the management of neurological, cardiac, transplant, psychiatric, oncology, trauma, HEENT, GI, Orthopedic, geriatric, bariatric, and includes the specialty patients served by UCLA. The overflow nurse will complete and document the admission assessment, physical assessment, vital signs, care plans, patient and family education as per hospital standards using the inpatient charting templets. The overflow nurse will complete admission orders and provide guidance to team members and assigning related tasks. The nurse will assess and address patient and family needs and provide outstanding customer service while in their care.
· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a BSN or MSN degree required. Current and valid California RN license required. · Current BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required. · Must have at least 1 year of telemetry or med surg and telemetry experience · Official Transcripts and/or original diploma from a registered nursing program must be provided upon hire. · Clinical skills applicable to medical surgical, telemetry, neuro and geriatric nursing. Ability to manage multiple patients in an overflow unit with rapid patient turnover. · Ability to accurately document interventions and patient response. Ability to develop, implement and evaluate patient care plan. · Knowledge of electronic medical record documentation. · Skill in setting priorities and organizing workload to effectively administer direct patient care. · Skill in speaking English.
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