You can use your expertise, compassion, and kindness to transform the patient experience. When you join UCLA Health as a nurse, you'll deliver leading-edge care as you build an exceptional career with a health system that's consistently ranked among the best in the country.
This RN provides pre-operative evaluation and medical screening of patients having anesthesia for a surgery or procedure, by reviewing and evaluating internal and external medical and other relevant documents, and conducting a pre-operative phone interview of the patient in a fast-paced call center environment.
The RN will apply critical thinking processes for identification and scoring of identified and potential risk factors of surgical patients, and collaborate with the surgical team for pre-operative assessment, recommendations and management. Throughout the evaluative process, the RN will teach and instruct patients on pre-operative care management and coordinate care with the physician, patient and staff.
The RN is responsible for maintaining efficient patient flow, clinical assessment, planning, initiating medical interventions and diagnostic work-ups, and communicating with patient/family/physician regarding any medical issues that may hinder or prevent surgery/treatment plans. The RN will utilize problem solving, systems planning and patient care management skills in a high volume work environment, and will complete approximately 1 or more patient charts an hour.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
At least 3-5 years experience in an acute hospital setting/Interventional/OR area
2 years ICU or Med/Surg experience
2 continuous years of Pediatric clinical care experience within the last five years
Ability to complete a Nursing History and Physical via phone interview/in person
Ability to simultaneously complete nursing documentation electronically in multiple applications, while delivering excellent patient care in real time in person, over the phone, or through video technology
Knowledge base to provide education to patients, families, and other staff regarding clinical and patient care issues
Ability to implement and evaluate interventions that are pertinent to goals established in the plan of care
Skill in developing a plan of care including setting goals, monitoring and documenting progress using the LEAN methodology
Ability to perform repetitive tasks of computer documentation, patient interviews with the ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
Demonstrated success in delivering timely and accurate patient care in a work environment that utilizes operations-management tools and techniques to optimize performance (including individual performance expectations, quality assurance based on patient/customer feedback, focus on servicing efficiency, etc.)
Ability to effectively utilize skills in the following areas: Communication with patients and peers (active listening, empathy, rapport, written and electronic documentation); Education; Problem Solving; Customer service delivery as measured by Patient/Customer Satisfaction feedback
Ability to effectively function within, and proactively foster, a team-based work structure, based on demonstrated experience in personal adaptability/flexibility, skill development, and leadership
BLS from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
Active CA IPRN License
Ability to effectively apply anesthesia screening protocols to optimize the patient for surgery
Working knowledge of various Epic (CareConnect) templates for the review, documentation and evaluation of patient care planning
Posting ID: 552775490Posted: 2020-05-21