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RN - Med-Surg/Tele Traveler - Day Shift – Temecula

Temecula, CA | Contract

Industry: Medical/Hospital Pay Rate: $40 - $44/hr DOE

RN - Med-Surg/Tele Traveler - Day Shift – Temecula

Job Description:

Needs to be able and willing to float to other units and floors. Must have TELE experience.


- Two (2) years medical/surgical experience in an acute care facility preferred.

- Must have completed at least 2 travel assignments


- Completion of an accredited Registered Nursing program. 


- Effective written and verbal communication skills in the English language.

- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area (BSP), circumference and volume.

- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

- Ability to utilize the bedside hemodynamic monitoring system, assess findings, intervene as indicated and evaluate.

- Ability to care for patients throughout the continuum of care, including management of pain, invasive lines and surgical drains.

- Ability to perform ACLS including infusion of appropriate medications as needed.

- Ability to interpret cardiac arrhythmias, intervene as appropriate and alert physician of any significant changes.

- Ability to titrate vasoactive drugs according to unit policy in response to changing patient condition.



- Ability to work in high volume, fluctuating census environment.

- Subject to many interruptions.

- Subject to irregular hours.

- Ability to work in fast-paced environment where noise levels fluctuate.


ASSESSMENT:  Perform patient assessment according to hospital/unit policy.

  1. Performs initial assessment appropriate to the patient’s clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, age, development level, and cultural and religious orientation in a timely manner.
  2. Performs 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Initiates discharge planning for each patient upon admission as appropriate.

PLANNING: Develops a Patient Plan of Care that:            

  1. Is individualized for each patient based on assessment of needs that include input from the patient, family and other multi-disciplinary health care team members.
  2. Includes plan for discharge/transfer.
  3. Identifies specific nursing diagnosis is relevant to assessment findings.
  4. Identifies interventions, for each nursing diagnosis, specific to identified patient needs.


  1. Performs interventions identified for each nursing diagnosis on the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.
  2. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate patient care needs to all members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  3. Conducts patient/family education that:
    • Is appropriate to the patient’s age, learning needs, level of understanding and readiness to learn.
    • Includes the family/significant others when appropriate.
  4. Documents nursing intervention and patient teaching on designated forms.


  1. Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the Plan of Care and to interventions.
  2. Revises and updates the Plan of Care as evidenced by documentation.
  3. Documents patient’s response to teaching on designated form.


  1. Accountable for own conduct and independent decisions made in the course of job performance.
  2. Participates in unit activities designed for improvement of services.
  3. Acts as preceptor for new health care team members and student nurses when asked.
  4. Effectively delegates tasks to appropriate health care team members.
  5. Provides input for policy/procedure development.
  6. Demonstrates sound judgment and effective decision-making in following the nursing process.
  7. Triages/prioritizes multiple patient interventions.
  8. Changes priorities based on new assessment data.
  9. Identifies supplies, equipment, and additional personnel necessary to complete a given assignment.
  10. Analyzes data collected, weighs alternatives, and acts appropriately.
  11. Facilitates systems/processes in response to situations that have the potential to negatively impact patient/family outcomes.


  1. Follows the five rights of medication administration and maintains transcription accuracy.
  2. Administers blood products per hospital policy.
  3. Administers IV therapy per hospital policy.
  4. Able to function effectively during an emergency patient care situation.
  5. Demonstrates appropriate interventions regarding the use of restraints per hospital policy.
  6. Performs waived testing following hospital policy.
  7. Assumes responsibility for maintaining a high level of clinical expertise and adapts to new information, technology, and changing trends in nursing practice.
  8. Maintains required certifications.


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