Would you like to be part of an organization that is committed to delivering the highest quality of medical care to our patients? Do you have a passion for using your nursing skills in a state-of-the-art clinical environment? Over 400 infants, children and adolescents come to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Cedars-Sinai every year. Some are recovering from major surgery of the heart, brain or spine. Others require therapy for serious illnesses, such as asthma, respiratory failure, shock, cancer or trauma. Under the leadership of Harold Amer, MD, we provide every child and family with state of the art medical care combined with attention to their outstanding psychosocial needs.
Please consider bringing your clinical competencies to this dynamic full-time opportunity. We would be happy to hear from you!
Summary of Essential Duties:
As a Registered Nurse in the PICU you are responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the specialty patient population. You will also
Provide and accurately document direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner
provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.
observe and assess signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics and initiate emergency procedures when indicated.
plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.
identify patients' readiness for learning and their ability to understand directions/instructions and give consent while identifying and assessing patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.
demonstrate the knowledge and the ability 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.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or higher preferred.
Current California State RN License required
PALS & ACLS by the AHA or ARC required
Minimum 1 years recent acute RN experience in specialty.
Acute PICU cardiac experience is a plus!
Congenital Cardiac experience ia a plus!
Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.
Demonstrated dedication to customer service and ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.
Working Title: Registered Nurse II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Per Diem 12-Hour Nights
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.