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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse Navigator - Geriatric Emergency Nurse Expert (GENE) - Emergency Department 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!

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/

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Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN required; MSN preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 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.

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