Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse II - Neurology Stroke Unit in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 27539
Working Title: Registered Nurse II - Neurology Stroke Unit
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0617020 - MED-SURG 4NW
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Nursing
Job Specialty: Medical/Surgical
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 12hr
Hours: 7pm - 7:30am
Days: Departmental Schedule
Shift Type: Night
Weekends: Every Other

Job Posting: If you practice nursing at a higher level, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center can give you the opportunity to elevate it to an art. You’ll be part of a team whose skills, dedication and passion are unmatched and have enabled us to achieve Magnet® designation four times. 4NW Medical/Surgical Neurology Stroke Unit is looking for experienced Registered Nurses.

Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Medical/Surgical Neurology Stroke has a position available for a Registered Nurse II

4 Northwest is the Barry H. Taper Stroke Center and serves as the dedicated stroke unit, the medical neurology unit, and general medical/surgical unit. 4 Northwest has the ability to perform cardiac telemetry monitoring on a maximum of 8 acute stroke patients. The cardiac rhythm is continuously monitored by monitor technicians on 5 Northwest. 4 Northwest also has capabilities for a four bed seizure video-telemetry monitoring unit. This unit will work collaboratively with the surgical neuroscience units to receive admissions pre-operatively for neurological work-up prior to planned surgeries, for which post-operative surgical beds are later secured. This unit is a 32 bed unit and the average daily census is 29.

Service provided on 4NW is patient/family focused care provided through interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, case managers and social workers. Patient/family members are the central figures in the care delivered on 4 NW. The patient populations served on 4NW are adult neurological patients suffering from stroke, transient ischemic attack, seizures, epilepsy, closed head injury, meningitis, encephalitis, movements disorders (Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, amyolateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, etc.), neuropathy, myopathy, neuro degenerative diseases, and other non-surgical conditions requiring neurological nursing observation and expertise. Patients age 18 through elderly may be admitted to this unit, most patients are adult and elderly. Patients admitted to this unit require close neurological observation, evaluation of neuro-cognition, ability to perform activities of daily living, safety for return to the home environment upon discharge and competency of caregivers to assist patients upon discharge.

The Registered Nurse II assumes the responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Registered Nurse II makes clinical judgments and carries out related nursing intervention using the nursing process without supervision. Applies clinical knowledge regarding standard pattern of care to consolidate interventions for time and cost savings. Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements in patient assignment making delegation of tasks, documentation. Coordinates care for the patient and delivery team. Demonstrates a commitment to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled

All External hires must successfully pass background check, drug screen, and pre-employment physical.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational, Licenses, Certifications and Other Requirements:

Current and valid registered nurse license from the State of California. BSN preferred from an accredited school of nursing. Current and valid Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate from the American Heart Association.

Work Experience:

-Minimum of 1 (one) year work experience as a Registered Nurse in Med/Surg general acute care or Telemetry with prior Charge Nurse leadership work experience with a preference with neuro/stroke patients. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

Work Environment:

-Must be able to perform assigned duties in a demanding work environment.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)

• Full body motion

• Full sensory response (vision, speech, hearing, smell, touch)

• Manual finger dexterity and fine motor skills with eye-hand coordination

• Frequent standing, walking, twisting (trunk, neck), bending (waist), flexing/extending/stretching (extremities and trunk)

• Occasional sitting, gripping/grasping, reaching below shoulder level, reaching above shoulder level, kneeling, squatting

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, push/pull at least 100 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled

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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.