Temecula Valley Hospital brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. The hospital features 140 private patient rooms; emergency care featuring ER Reserve; advanced cardiac and stroke care; orthopedics; general and surgical specialties. TVH is nationally recognized for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, with a 2017 Top Hospital Award and 4 consecutive "A" Grades for Patient Safety. In addition, the hospital has received many awards including; The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement and a 4 Star Medicare Hospital Compare Rating. We are proud to be a recipient of the Inland Empire's Top Workplaces in 2017. Temecula Valley Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatments-including Cardiac Medical Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm Programs and Cardiac Surgery.
Registered Nurse Emergency Department
The Emergency Department Registered Nurse performs assessments appropriate to the patient's clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, age, development level, and cultural and religious orientation in a timely manner. Performs assessments completely and accurately including, but not limited to, physical (i.e. assessment for pain, skin breakdown, risk for falls), psychological (i.e. cognitive and communicative skills or development), social status and other patient needs.
Essential Job Duties
Identifies and prioritizes the need for further assessment based on the patient's clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, desire for care and responses to any previous care. Initiates discharge planning for each patient upon admission as appropriate.
Demonstrates understanding of COBRA/EMTALA regulations. Is able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring and identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately. Demonstrates accurate assignment of triage categories using Emergency Severity Index and completes Triage Competencies before working in that position. Maintains current knowledge of medications and their current administration based on age of patient and their clinical condition. Is able to assist emergency room physician with diagnosis and interventional procedures, i.e., central lines, closed reductions, advanced airway management. Is competent to monitor the patient undergoing procedural sedation. Is competent to perform ACLS and PALS algorithms and protocols.
Maintains current competencies on all Emergency Department equipment including defibrillator, pacer, infusion pumps, etc.