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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Per Diem 12-Hour Nights in Los Angeles, California

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.

Qualifications:

Education:

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

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current California State RN License required

  • PALS & ACLS by the AHA or ARC required

Experience:

  • 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.

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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