Job Description

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 403b, and more!

We are actively seeking a Registered Nurse for our Acute department. 

All persons working in a healthcare setting in California are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer the vaccine free of charge as part of your new hire process.

Position Requirements Include:  

  • Current CA RN license,
  • CPR, ACLS, and PALS, TNCC or MICN courses (or completion of one of these courses within 6 mos. of hire) 
  • A minimum of 1 year RN experience is preferred..  

The position responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  •  Assesses the patients on admission and reassesses as per unit protocol as well as when conditions change. Documents appropriately including EMR documentation and paper charting under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Assesses the patient’s condition and nursing needs, initiates care plans appropriately based on the assessment.
  • Assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the resident and family regarding pain management.
  • Documents changes in patient’s condition and nursing care on progress notes and care plan.
  • Cares for patients in a manner that is conducive to their safety and comfort
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  • Notifies physician of changes in patient’s condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.
  • Notes and carries out physician’s orders in a timely manner
  • Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift informing them of all changes in conditions and follow-up needed.
  • Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, patient or family regarding resident concerns.
  • Implements plan of care of the patient based on assessments and goals established by the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families. Cares for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Records all vital signs, I&O and hourly rounding on EMR
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.
  • Follows proper infection control procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection control procedures.
  • Keeps in confidence any information learned concerning patients and hospital personnel.
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time. Wears identification while on duty.
  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate, direct and appropriately delegate to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care
  • Function within the full scope of RN licensure, according to the CA Nursing Practice Act
  • Provide assessment, development, implementation of the care plan, and evaluating the effectiveness of that care
  • Directing emergency interventions and collaborating with physicians, team members, and others to optimally manage patient care in the interest of the patient
  • Acting as a patient advocate when necessary