Department: Student Affairs: Engemann Student Health Center_14
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: University Park Campus
The Registered Nurse serves on a per diem basis and is tasked with providing nursing care in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and established standards of nursing care and practice in an Ambulatory or Acute care setting. The incumbent will promote the restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the delivery of patient care.
Assess health care needs of patients. Plans, implements and evaluates care designed to meet patient health care needs.
Administers medication and parenteral fluids, obtains specimens, using established techniques. Follows appropriate procedures to maintain control over medications. Utilizes equipment and technology to implement nursing interventions and/or treatments according to departmental policies and procedures. Performs appropriate procedures independently and assist physicians with more complex procedures. Responds to emergency situations using standard emergency protocols and procedures.
Identifies and assists in patients' educational needs and provides health-related information to enhance patients' understanding of medical condition and related treatments.
Recognizes changes in the patient's physical and mental condition, takes appropriate action by notifying physician and/or nursing supervisor.
Triages patient phone calls and provides guidance and direction to inquiries per unit protocols.
Provides comprehensive medical record documentation that reflects all aspects of care provided during each encounter, including patient history, nursing assessment, medication list, allergy list, treatments and/or procedures and patient education. Accurately and completely documents data for billing purposes.
Ensures that exam rooms and treatment areas are supplied and maintained adequately by support personnel.
Promotes security by alerting appropriate personnel for safety, fire and other unsafe situations and reports such occurrences to the supervisor.
The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Completion of accredited 2 year RN training program, current/valid California State RN license and BCLS certification. Patient care experience.
When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, the University of Southern California is one of the world?s leading private research universities and operates an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global ...center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.