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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse Per Diem - Pediatric Intensive Care - 12-Hour Nights 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!

Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) is a 12-bed unit caring for over 400 infants, children and adolescents per year who are recovering from major surgeries or requiring therapy for serious illnesses. Our highly skilled and compassionate multidisciplinary team provide the latest diagnostic procedures and treatments available. The PICU serves as the core for designating Cedars-Sinai as Pediatric Critical Care Center.

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 follow 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.

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 Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.

  • For RN III: Specialty Certification (external applicants may obtain within one year of hire)

Experience:

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

  • 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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