Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient satisfaction? Would you like to use your expertise with an organization that is known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you!
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all of our patients with cancer. Our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists work closely together to advance cancer care.
As a Per Diem Clinical Nurse II, you will provide consistency and continuity of quality-centered patient care for Oncology patients, including those who may require imaging, biopsies, drainage procedures, intravenous support and/or moderate sedation. The Per Diem CN II provides clear communication and feedback with radiologists, patients, families and referring physicians. We are seeking an expert Registered Nurse to take responsibility for the following...
Duties and responsibilities:
You will obtain patient histories and nursing assessments and develop patient care as needed, ensuring completeness and accuracy
Provide consultation, support and education to patients and families
Conduct pre-procedure calls to patients in conjunction with the imaging staff to screen patients for procedure readiness by providing pre- procedure teaching.
Perform medication reconciliation and obtain physician orders to hold any anticoagulant medications prior to procedure
Request that all necessary medications and supplies used by interventional radiology are ordered and that all supplies are current and rotated
Document accurately and concisely within your scope of practice
Administer moderate sedation with direction from the Radiologist (s)
Monitor and assess patients who receive moderate sedation under the supervision of the attending Radiologist to include symptom identification, diagnoses, treatment and follow-up within the scope of your RN role
Collaborate with the research team and the physician as needed to assure that biopsies are processed according to specifications of the trial or patient diagnosis
Participate as a member of the Imaging Team in the coordination and delivery of care to patients, including allergy assessments and line placements
You will be a consultative participant in the development of clinic guidelines
Practice safe environmental, and/or infection control methods. Adheres to policies and procedures for billing and coding.
Perform checks of emergency supplies, such as defibrillator, oxygen supplies, medications, and reversal agents.
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.