Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse - Anesthesia Pre-Procedure Evaluation Center - 8 Hour Days in Los Angeles, California

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Located in the state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion is the Anesthesia Pre-Procedure Evaluation Center (APEC). APEC is part of the Operating Room/Anesthesia/Surgery Services and offers a convenient location for patients’ pre-procedure needs. Services include phlebotomy, electrocardiograms (EKGs), pre-procedure health screening by nurses with special expertise in surgery and anesthesia and an assessment for high-risk patients by an anesthesiologist.

APEC has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse who will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the APEC patient population.

  • You provide and document direct and indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients.

  • You provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.

  • You provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement the treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.

  • You perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.

  • You 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.

  • You plan and implement care based on observations, implementing appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with divers cultural backgrounds.

  • You identify patients' readiness for learning and their ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent while identifying and assessing patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.

  • You intervene to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patients.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or higher preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current California State RN License required

  • American Heart Association BCLS.

  • National Specialty Certification required. (External applicants must obtain within one year of hire)

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years recent acute RN experience in specialty - post anesthesia care. Note: (minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience will be considered for Registered Nurse II)

  • Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.

  • Demonstrates a dedication to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

  • Meets clinical criteria and protocol for Clinical Nurse assigned level.

  • Full command (verbal and written) of the English language.

Physical Demands:

  • Full body motion

  • Full sensory response (vision, speech, hearing, smell, touch)

  • Manual finger dexterity and fine motor skills with eye-hand coordination

  • Frequent standing, walking, twisting (trunk, neck), bending (waist), flexing/extending/stretching (extremities and trunk)

  • Occasional sitting, gripping/grasping, reaching below shoulder level, reaching above shoulder level, kneeling, squatting

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, push/pull at least 100 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds

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