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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Nurse (per diem) - Endoscopy in Beverly Hills, California

The Clinical Nurse in Procedural/Endoscopy:

Evaluates and completes an assessment of patient needs to

provide supportive care before, during and after procedures.

Maintains accurate and complete medical records.

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.

Monitors patients receiving Conscious Sedation/Analgesia.

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.

Perform other duties as requested, which may include, but

are not limited to, such activities as:

participating in medical

records audits

starting IVs

stocking supply and medication

inventory

making post-discharge follow

up calls

ordering supplies

reprocessing endoscopes

collecting data for infection

control and QAPI activities at the center

transporting patients to

vehicles at discharge

providing discharge

instructions to patients and caregivers

participating in the revision

of center policy and procedures

updating physician preference

cards.

Initiates emergency measures as indicated.

Administers medications in accordance with physicians’

orders.

Consults with charge nurse, physician and anesthesiologist

when appropriate.

Acts as patient advocate at all times.

Ensures medical records are complete prior to commencement

of procedure and prior to patient transfer to recovery.

Education:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. BSN Preferred. National certification in a specialty preferred.

License/Certification/Registration:

Current CA state license to practice as a Registered Nurse

required. Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support certifications required from American Heart Association.

Experience:

Experience in gastroenterology practice or endoscopy center

or unit preferred

2-5 years of nursing experience.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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