Job Posting: Every Skill. Every Effort. Everything We Have. When the work you do every day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our fourth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class 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 Medical Center, Bronchoscopy Lab has an opening for a Registered Nurse III. The Registered Nurse III assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. Registered Nurse III consistently demonstrates professional skills and abilities, utilizes his/her knowledge base and proficient skills to direct and supervise the clinical performance of others in the role of collegial consultant and resource person. Demonstrates motivation and creativity and serves as a catalyst for effective changes within Nursing at the unit service line and institutional levels. Applies clinical knowledge regarding standard pattern of care to consolidate interventions for time and cost savings. Assumes responsibility for patient advocacy, patient rights and meeting customer's expectations. Primary job duties: provide and document nursing care to patients seen in the Bronchoscopy Lab. ASSISTS PHYSICIAN WITH: a) Bronchoscopy with biopsy, cytology brush, microbiology brush, wang needle aspiration; b) Thoracentesis with or without ultrasound; c) Pleural biopsy using either Abrhams, Cope or Zavala needle; c) Right heart cath (includes setting up all hemodynamic monitoring lines and devices, cardiac output and PCWP measurements); d) KTP laser bronchoscopy under general anesthesia; e) Stent placement; f) Brachytherapy catheter placement; g) Specimen preparation according to policy PATIENT CARE DUTIES: a) Assesses patient learning needs and capabilities; reviews discharge instructions and answers related patient questions; b) Ensures physician explains procedure to patient and obtains patient signature of informed consent; c) Connects patient to monitoring equipment (ie: EKG, NBP,RR, pulse oximeter); d) Starts IV's, draws ABG's and blood tests as ordered; e) Gives moderate sedation according to approved P & P and TJC standards; f) Closely monitors patient and identifies changes in baseline condition/immediately notifies physician; g) Recovers patients including those in isolation (eg: TB, MRSA, VRE) according to PACU protocol. Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening, and a pre-employment physical. Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Graduate of an accredited nursing program BSN preferred License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Valid California Registered Nurse license, AHA BCLS, ACLS, and PALS Certification - Required Experience: 3-5 years nursing experience in med-surg or procedural setting required Previous experience in critical care strongly preferred Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) The physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions. Must be able to perform duties in demanding work environment EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled
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