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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical 8S - 12hrs Shift Days in Los Angeles, California

Make a difference every single day

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.

The 8 South Surgical Units are two 24-bed surgical units located on the southeast and southwest area of the eighth floor, These units specialize in the care and treatment of adult patients who require hospitalization pre and post surgical procedures and, after trauma injuries. The types of surgical patients most frequently admitted to these two units are those who are in need of, or have had the following procedures: Cholecystectomy, Bowel Resection, Mastectomy, Appendectomy, Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Whipple Procedure, Hernia Repair, Hemorrhoidectomy, Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy, Other Urological Procedure, Thyroidectomy, ENT Procedure Gastroplasty, Trauma Injuries, including but not limited to, abdominal, chest and urological trauma, stab or gunshot wounds, and injuries sustained from MVAs.

As a Registered Nurse in our General Medical Surgical unit you will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the specialty patient population.

  • You will 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

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

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

  • You will perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and initiate peripheral venous access.

  • You will observe and assess signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, or general physical condition to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics and initiate emergency procedures when indicated.

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

  • You will 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 will demonstrate the knowledge and the ability to identify and make special adjustments as required to needs of the specific populations. This will include cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family, and condition needs.

  • You will intervene to provide a safe environment and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for patients.

This position is eligible for a $3000 Employee Referral Bonus. See our website for details: http://careers.cedars-sinai.edu/working-here/employee-referrals/

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing is preferred

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current and valid registered nurse license from the State of California

  • BCLS Approved by the American Heart Association

  • Specialty Certification is preferred or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 year experience e as RN in acute care setting preferably in specialty. NOTE: (minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience will be considered for Registered Nurse II)

  • Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice

  • Demonstrates a commitment 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

  • Must possess minimum computer competency comprised of a working knowledge of Windows or comparable system specifically including keyboarding and mouse skills and applicable to individual job duties and expectations, employee must demonstrate competency in use of the applications indicated on the competency checklist

  • Full command (written and verbal) of the English Language

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

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

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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