Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Would you like to take your nursing skills to the next level in a state-of-the-art environment dedicated to making the Imaging process as stress-free as possible? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center, a division of Cedars-Sinai, offers a full range of imaging services for adults and children. Each year, almost 500,000 inpatient and outpatient exams and procedures are performed and interpreted at the center. Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Radiology in their respective subspecialties. Our subspecialized imaging physicians, American College of Radiology certified technologists and customer-service oriented staff provide our patients with state-of-the-art imaging technologies and innovative treatment options in a compassionate environment.
As a Clinical Nurse III (CN III), you will be a proficient and experienced clinician who provides nursing efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability. A CN III possesses an in depth knowledge in all aspects of nursing care for a specific unit patient population and consistently applies specialized knowledge and skills in the management of care for individual or groups of patients and their families. You will be regarded as a resource for staff on patient care issues.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Provides and precisely documents nursing process components and relevant interventions for direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner
Provides experienced care and patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures
Consistently provides comprehensive care services to complex patients, including, but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care
Performs skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access
Plans and implements individualized patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care using standardized procedures. Initiates emergency procedures when indicated.
Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies patient's readiness for learning and ability to understand directions/instructions and give consent
Demonstrates knowledge and is able to identify and make special adjustments as required to the specific populations needs, including cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family and condition needs
Identifies and assesses patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations. Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patient
Demonstrates leadership and/or actively participates and supports one or more of the following activities areas: Shared Governance-Chair, MD/RN Collaborative-Chair, Preceptor, Mentor, TCAB, Committee, Project, participation in community service activities or other related
When assigned charge nurse responsibility, coordinates unit activity throughout the shift, initiates chain of command as appropriate
Delegates and assigns tasks to licensed and unlicensed health care workers within the scope of their job responsibilities
Graduate of an accredited nursing program required
Current, unrestricted California RN License required
ACLS and PALS certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
A minimum of 3 years of Acute Care Nursing experience required
2 years of Imaging Nursing experience preferred
Ability to read EKG's, specialist at IV starting, and monitoring sedated patients of all ages
Comfortable educating patients about pending procedures/treatments required
Experience responding to codes highly preferred
Preferred: Prior experience with implantable cardiac devices, including the ability to perform interrogation and reprogramming of devices for patients undergoing MRI scans
Internal applicants are required to be a Clinical Nurse II for a minimum of 1 year in order to be considered
Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Imaging, MRI, PACU, Outpatient, Healthcare, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California
Working Title: Registered Nurse IIl - Imaging PACU - 10-Hour Day Shift
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 t...eaching 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.