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Clinical Nurse, Procedural (per diem) - Endoscopy

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
The Clinical Nurse, Procedural (per diem): - Evaluates and completes an assessment of patient needs to provide supportive care before, during and after procedures. - Maintains accurate and complete medical records. - Clearly and accurately communicates pertinent information to co-workers, physicians and charge nurse. - Provides a safe environment for the patient to prevent injury. - Investigates and intervenes in problem situations, reporting information to supervisor as appropriate and providing complete and accurate documentation. - Follows Standard Precautions and uses personal protective equipment as appropriate and required. - Maintains equipment and supplies, including: Cleaning and disinfecting of endoscopy equipment. Operation and troubleshooting of patient monitoring equipment. Assists in maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and medications. - Accountable for administering oral and IV medications and pharmaceuticals in a safe and accurate manner. - Ensures that informed consents are understood and signed prior to the administration of sedation. - Provides guidance and mentoring to orienting staff members. - Seeks educational opportunities and accepts responsibility for personal professional growth and development. - Actively participates in in-service opportunities and staff meetings. - Willingly accepts direction from the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse and physicians and adheres to established protocols. - Assists the physician in the performance of endoscopic procedures. - Monitors patients receiving Conscious Sedation/Analgesia. - Responsible for maintaining the sterility and cleanliness of the procedure room and for setting up and testing the functionality of endoscopy equipment prior to the start of the procedure. - Maintains patients rights to privacy by not discussing privileged information outside the work area or within hearing range of visitors/family and patients. - Demonstrates flexibility in performing other duties as directed and required. - Functions within the legal limits of nursing practice. - Refers situations beyond capability or job responsibilities to a nursing supervisor. - Reports errors of commission/omission and communicates errors to the nursing supervisor, gastroenterologist and/or anesthesiologist. - Participates in the Centers QAPI program. - Assists with completing the procedure log, specimen log, infection tracking log, and others. - May be cross trained to provide pre and post-operative nursing care. The first patient of the day may require pre-operative nursing care prior to setting up and working in the procedure room. Assistance in the post-operative care area may be required at the end of day. - Once trained to work in pre-and post-operative area may be assigned to cover lunches, breaks or full shifts as needed. - Perform other duties as requested, which may include, but are not limited to, such activities as: participating in medical records audits starting IVs stocking supply and medication inventory making post-discharge follow up calls ordering supplies reprocessing endoscopes collecting data for infection control and QAPI activities at the center transporting patients to vehicles at discharge providing discharge instructions to patients and caregivers participating in the revision of center policy and procedures updating physician preference cards. - Initiates emergency measures as indicated. - Administers medications in accordance with physicians orders. - Consults with charge nurse, physician and anesthesiologist when appropriate. - Acts as patient advocate at all times. - Ensures medical records are complete prior to commencement of procedure and prior to patient transfer to recovery. **Education:** Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. BSN Preferred. **License/Certification/Registration:** Current CA state license to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Advance Cardiac Life Support certification from the American Heart Association required. **Experience:** 2-5 years of nursing experience. Experience in gastroenterology practice or endoscopy center or unit preferred. Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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Posted: 2019-12-09 Expires: 2020-02-07

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Clinical Nurse, Procedural (per diem) - Endoscopy

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

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