Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse - Medical & Respiratory ICU - 7SCCT in Los Angeles, California

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse III for 7SCCT- MICU/RICU (Medical & Respiratory Intensive Care Units). The MICU is a 12-bed unit that cares for patients with acute medical emergencies such as drug overdoses, sepsis, GI bleeding, hepatic failure, CNS bleeding and stroke. The RICU is a 12-bed unit managing the care of mechanically ventilated patients.

The Registered Nurse III assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the critically ill medical/respiratory ICU patient population.

•Provides and documents direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients. Provides care and patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.

•Provides direct and indirect patient care services including, but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement the treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.

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

•Observes signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition. Assesses the signs, symptoms, reactions, behaviors, or general appearance to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics. Plans and implements care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures. Initiates emergency procedures when indicated.

•Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies patient’s readiness for learning and ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent.

•Identifies and assesses patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations. Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patients.

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 and ACLS

•Specialty Certification required (external applicants must 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.

•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

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