Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse - GI Lab PACU in Los Angeles, California

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Cedars-Sinai provides virtually every known gastroenterologic procedure and treatment for digestive diseases and disorders. With inpatient and outpatient programs and state-of-the-art technology, specialized and internationally renowned physicians, and a body of research, clinical expertise and results, the Cedars-Sinai Digestive Disease team treats all disorders with skill and experience.

GI Lab PACU has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse.

  • You administer and perform Moderate Sedation as per the “Sedation” policy.

  • You demonstrate knowledge of pre-procedure and post anesthesia care procedures, physical, emotional, psychological and other special needs of a patient undergoing GI procedures

  • You demonstrate knowledge of implements pre-procedural testing and other clinical guidelines and protocols as appropriate and integrate data received, initiating early and appropriate interventions

  • When assigned charge nurse responsibility you will also handle unit activity throughout the shift and initiate chain of command as appropriate

  • You participate in at least 50% of unit meetings and provide constructive input to assist in unit direction.

  • You provide assistance to co-workers, new staff, temporary staff and students; evaluating and documenting the orientation process.

  • You delegate and assign tasks to licensed and unlicensed health care workers within the scope of their job responsibilities.

Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical.

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, ACLS and PALS

  • National Specialty Certification required (i.e. CPAN)

Experience:

  • Minimum three years recent acute RN experience in specialty - PACU or critical care experience required. Note: (minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience can be considered for Registered Nurse II)

  • Upon completion of the Moderate Sedation Competency & Post Test, demonstrate knowledge of/and implement approved discharge criteria for patients post sedation/anesthesia.

  • 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.

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.