If you practice nursing at a higher level, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center can give you the opportunity to elevate it to an art. You'll be part of a team whose skills, dedication and passion are unmatched and have enabled us to achieve Magnet® designation four times.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Department of Medical Surgical Oncology/Hospice has an exciting position available for a Registered Nurse IV.
4SE (south east) is located on the 4thfloor of the South Tower of the Medical Center. Inpatient medical services are provided on a 24-hour basis. 4SE has 31 private rooms, two (2) of which are rooms with negative pressure airflow for respiratory isolation patients. 4SE has an average daily census of 30.
Scope Of Service Provided: 4SE is integrated within the General Medical-Surgical Service and Departments of Medicine and Infectious Diseases to provide quality care to adult (aged 15 and higher) medical patients who are acutely ill with a spectrum of diagnoses related to HIV/AIDS, as well as other medical diagnoses such as: pneumonia, r/o tuberculosis, sepsis, sickle cell anemia, cancer and palliative care. Patients are admitted to the unit by their primary care physician or by the Hospitalist/Faculty Service. An interdisciplinary approach to care is provided throughout the continuum of service. Patient care needs are identified through interdisciplinary assessments, team care planning, and a patient classification system. There is a special focus on pain management, medications, self-care, nutrition, and education. 4SE staff provides special procedures including chemotherapy administration and monitoring, pain management, metabolic support, patient and caregiver education and support, and palliative care. Respiratory isolation services are provided to those patients requiring 'airborne precautions'. Patients who require a higher level of care are transferred either to a cardiac monitoring unit or to an intensive care unit (ICU). The practice of nursing is in accordance with the California Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurse Practice Acts and Title 22.
Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Registered Nurse IV, as an expert professional practitioner, assumes responsibility and accountability for the expert application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. She/he consistently demonstrates professional skills and abilities, utilizes her/his knowledge base and exemplary leadership and educational skills to direct and supervise the clinical performance of others in the role of collegial consultant and resource person. She/he demonstrates motivation and creativity and serves as a catalyst for effective changes within Nursing at the unit, service line and institutional levels. The Registered Nurse IV provides nursing care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care. The Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan and Professional Organizations Standards. She/he maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/she can identify the ability of patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. He/she can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment; and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.