The Saperstein Critical Care Tower, which is home to the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit, is Cedars-Sinai's 250,000-square-foot, 150-bed intensive care building. The recently expanded 24-bed Neuroscience Critical Care Unit on the building's eighth floor is one of the largest in the nation, and is a shared resource of the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work with the Cedars-Sinai Neuroscience Critical Care Division, which operates a world-class, 24-bed unit that specializes in the management of critically ill patients with neurological conditions. State-of-the-art care in the unit is provided by a multidisciplinary team comprising full-time Neurointensivists, Clinical Fellows, Nurse Practitioners, Neurology and Anesthesia Residents and a dedicated Neurocritical Care Pharmacist.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Provide direct patient care on a rotating 12-hour shift schedule that includes weekdays, nights, weekends and holidays
Participate in rounding on Neurology, Neurosurgery and Traumatic Brain Injury patients
Patient population includes both surgical and non-surgical patients in an ICU setting
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative, acute care through discharge
A Nurse Practitioner's practice incorporates both independent decision making abilities and collaboration with the board certified/eligible physician to provide expert care to the patients
Responsible to the Medical Director and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and functions as an integral part of the medical team.
Provides individualized care upholding CSHS philosophies including but not limited to care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, the Plan for Provision of Patient Care, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan, the Professional Organization Standards, Code of Conduct, and hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Identify the ability of the age specific population served to follow direction/instructions and give consent.
Recognize safety concerns and institute measures to provide safe environment and provide appropriate assessment, intervention, and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the population served.
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.