Job Posting: Every Idea. Every Possibility. Everything We Have. ICU Nursing requires more than just exceptional technical skill. Our ICU Nurses give their compassion, their ambition, and everything they have to provide patients the highest level of care. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's one of the many reasons we've earned a four-time Magnet designation. So if you're up for the challenge, we invite you to join us. As a Level I Trauma Center with a Paramedic Base Station and Level III NICU, we offer roles in specialized ICU areas such as surgical, trauma, cardiac, cardiac surgical, medical, respiratory, neuro, pediatric, and neonatology. Come discover for yourself why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse II. The CICU is a 12-bed unit that cares for patients who are acutely ill due to potentially life threatening disease pertaining to the heart or blood vessels and/or patients who have undergone invasive cardiac procedures. This unit is equipped with specialized equipment (rhythm and heart pressure monitoring) and highly qualified health care personnel to provide care directed towards continuous and intensive monitoring and treatment of actual or potentially serious complications from a cardiovascular disease. The Registered Nurse II assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the critically ill and cardiac intensive care patient population.
Provides and documents direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients. Provides care and patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
Provides direct and indirect patient care services, including, but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement the treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
Performs skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.
Observes signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition. Assess the signs, symptoms, reactions, behaviors, or general appearance to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics. Plans and implements care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures. Initiates emergency procedures when indicated.
Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies patient's readiness and ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent.
Identifies and assesses patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations. Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patients. Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Graduate of an accredited nursing program; BSN preferred. License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
California State RN License required
American Heart Association BCLS and ACLS required.
National Nursing Specialty Certification preferred. Experience:
Meets specialty specific clinical competencies for assigned clinical nurse level and area.
Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.
Demonstrates a commitment to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patient and health care colleagues.
Meets clinical criteria and protocol for Clinical Nurse assigned level.
One year recent acute ICU RN experience required; 2yrs CICU RN experience preferred. Physical Demands:
Full body motion
Full sensory response (vision, speech, hearing, smell, touch)
Manual finger dexterity and fine motor skills with eye-hand coordination
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-scien...tists 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.