Clinical Decision Unit Registered Nurse – CDU RN

Clinical Decision Unit Registered Nurse – CDU RN

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Clinical Decision Unit – CDU

LOCATION: Porterville, CA


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description:


We are currently looking for an RN-CDU nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals to create a safe environment, efficient care, and the best experience for our patients. You will deliver and coordinate patient-centered care continuously to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities. Likewise, you will work as a team member under the general direction of the charge nurse, performing a variety of nursing procedures with a patient-focused approach.


Our Clinical Decision Unit strives to provide the utmost high-quality patient care to those emergency department patients needing further management to determine their need for inpatient admission. We will provide this in a setting that is both efficient for health care providers and pleasant for our patients. Hence, our ideal RD-CDU nurse candidate is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing, and provision of nursing care to patients following the established standards, administrative policies, and procedures set by our hospital and the state.




As and RN-CDU nurse, your duties and responsibilities include the following:


?    Provide basic and comprehensive patient-focused care, working collaboratively with patients, families, providers, and healthcare peers to ensure safe and quality care. This includes the display of flexibility in the approach to meet the needs of both patients and your peers.

?    Prioritize patient care based on acuity level and available resources.

?    Carry out physician orders.

?    Assist physician during examination, treatment, and procedures.

?    Administer prescribed medications, change dressings, clean patient wounds, and monitor vital signs.

?    Serve as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.

?    Monitor, record, and communicate patient condition as appropriate, utilizing computerized documentation systems.

?    Instruct and educate patients and their families.

?    Assess and coordinate the patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

?    Provide age and culturally appropriate care.

?    Orient and mentor new staff members.

?    Follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


Job Benefits:


?    Competitive salary

?    Direct Deposit

?    401K

?    Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

?    Employee discount program

?    Excellent room for growth and advancement




?       Minimum of 1 year of recent experience as an RN in a clinical setting.

?       Active RN license within the State of practice.

?       Current certifications (variable depending on the facility).

?    Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

?    Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

?    Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients, and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

?    Ability to assist in the evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster.

?    Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit.






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