Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?
Do you want to be a part of something greater? To get exposure to many different disciplines while making a positive impact on the lives of a diverse patient population? At Cedars-Sinai you'll learn from dedicated healthcare professionals every single day and use state-of-the-art facilities to do something incredible - for yourself and for others. You will support the physicians and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks.
The Clinical Procedural Nurse provides individualized and specialized nursing care to patients in accordance with physician's orders, recognized nursing techniques, legal aspects of current nurse practice within the state of California and Center policies and procedures. Functions collaboratively with physicians and staff, exhibiting teamwork characteristics. Demonstrates initiative, insight and sound judgment in decision-making. May be requested to cross train to work in pre-procedure and recovery.
Maintains accurate and complete medical records.
Evaluates and completes an assessment of patient needs to provide supportive care before, during and after procedures.
Clearly and accurately communicates pertinent information to co-workers, physicians and charge nurse.
Provides a safe environment for the patient to prevent injury.
Investigates and intervenes in problem situations, reporting information to supervisor as appropriate and providing complete and accurate documentation.
Follows Standard Precautions and uses personal protective equipment as appropriate and required.
Maintains equipment and supplies, including:
Cleaning and disinfecting of endoscopy equipment.
Operation and troubleshooting of patient monitoring equipment.
* Assists in maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and medications.
Accountable for administering oral and IV medications and pharmaceuticals in a safe and accurate manner.
Ensures that informed consents are understood and signed prior to the administration of sedation.
Provides guidance and mentoring to orienting staff members.
Seeks educational opportunities and accepts responsibility for personal professional growth and development.
Actively participates in in-service opportunities and staff meetings.
Willingly accepts direction from the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse and physicians and adheres to established protocols.
Assists the physician in the performance of endoscopic procedures.
Responsible for maintaining the sterility and cleanliness of the procedure room and for setting up and testing the functionality of endoscopy equipment prior to the start of the procedure.
Maintains patients' rights to privacy by not discussing privileged information outside the work area or within hearing range of visitors/family and patients.
Demonstrates flexibility in performing other duties as directed and required.
Functions within the legal limits of nursing practice.
Refers situations beyond capability or job responsibilities to a nursing supervisor.
Reports errors of commission/omission and communicates errors to the nursing supervisor, Gastroenterologist and/or anesthesiologist.
Participates in the Center's QAPI program.
Assists with completing the procedure log, specimen log, infection tracking log, and others.
May be cross trained to provide pre and post-operative nursing care. The first patient of the day may require pre-operative nursing care prior to setting up and working in the procedure room. Assistance in the post-operative care area may be required at the end of day.
Once trained to work in pre-and post-operative area may be assigned to cover lunches, breaks or full shifts as needed.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.