Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse Navigator - Geriatric Emergency Nurse Expert (GENE) - Emergency Department in Los Angeles, California
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Cedars-Sinai's Emergency Department (ED) with 51 patient beds and 7-space Fast Track is a Level I Trauma Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center, STEMI Receiving Center, Stroke Receiving Center and Paramedic Base Station. The ED is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week available to all people in need including a growing geriatric patient population.
As a GENE in the ED, you will act in a dual consultant and coordinator role, performing assessments and screening, advising on care and discharge planning, and coordinating follow up for identified patients 65 and older.
You will perform physical and/or psycho-social assessments using various geriatric screening tools to assess patients for admission or safe discharge home.
You will collaborate with various disciplines including physicians, case managers, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, and others to help determine appropriate disposition.
You will coordinate safe discharge to home and facilitate linkages to necessary outpatient resources.
You will evaluate patient, caregiver and family members' learning needs, and in turn, deliver education and provide resources as needed.
You will support the multidisciplinary team in decision-making by acting as a geriatric content expert.
You will participate and/or lead quality improvement initiatives related to geriatric care in the ED.
You will collect and enter data as needed for operational and study related requirements.
You will participate in research activities within the ED and/or the hospital.
This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus. See our website for details: http://careers.cedars-sinai.edu/working-here/employee-referrals/
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN required; MSN preferred.
Valid California Registered Nurse License
American Red Cross or American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications.
National specialty certification required (external applicants may obtain within one year of hire)
Geriatric Emergency Nurse Education (GENE) or Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) certification required within six months of hire.
Minimum 3 years recent acute emergency RN experience
Experience with program development and implementation of navigator programs preferred.
Working knowledge of applicable standards of practice.
Highly organized, motivated and the ability to work independently.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
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.