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Registered Nurse (RN) Per Diem

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to Always Do The Right Thing!

Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Registered Nurse will develop, initiate and coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.

Education for Registered Nurse:


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

    Experience for Registered Nurse:

    • Minimum two years of correctional/detention facility experience

      Licenses/Certifications for Registered Nurse:

      • Current (and must maintain) unrestricted Registered Nursing license, certification or registration in state of practice
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA


        • Utilizes the nursing process to provide quality and efficient patient care according to established standards including: accurately completing admission and other assessments, and collecting, analyzing, and prioritizing assessment data to facilitate proper patient care

          o Transcribe physician, PA/NP orders

          o Document nursing assessments using the S.O.A.P.E. format

          o Prepare and administer medication in accordance with physician orders including: immunizations, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens.

          o Initiate standardized procedures, orders, i.e., detox, opiate, alcohol

          o Perform 14-day physicals and sick calls as required
        • Perform laboratory procedures and testing to include: blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation; interpretation of skin testing results; dipstick urine; urine specific gravity
        • Obtain specimens for laboratory testing including but not limited to: venipuncture; straight catheterization for urine collection; throat culture; sputum specimens; stool specimens
        • Coordinate the activities of his/her shift, provides timely and adequate supervision to the LVNs and Medical Assistants, responds to the intake area as requested and coordinates/communicates with detention staff as needed
        • Maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment
        • Triage and communicate with physician, PA/NP, or Nursing supervisor any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine duties
        • Respond and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospital
        • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staff
        • May participate in performance evaluations and training of other team members
        • Perform other duties as assigned.

          Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Santa Cruz , Registered Nurse (RN) Per Diem, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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