RN, Per Diem - Preop Evaluation and Planning Center

    UCLA Health
    Los Angeles, CA 90001
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description


    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.

    Job Duties


    The staff RN is a professional caregiver who 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 (or on-site clinical review) of the patient.

    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.

    This role will participate in lectures/in-services dealing with topics concerning management of patient care. The PEPC RN supports the department's philosophy and objectives, and will also carry out all other duties as assigned.

    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.

    Job Qualifications


    Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with a BSN or MSN. Current and valid California RN license required. Current BLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.

    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/video 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

    Ability to effectively apply anesthesia screening protocols to optimize the patient for surgery

    Knowledge base to provide education to patients, families, and other staff regarding clinical and patient care issues

    Ability to implement interventions that are pertinent to goals established in the plan of care

    Ability to evaluate the effective use of interventions toward the attainment of established goals and to recognize the need to reassess or reset goal parameters

    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

    Ability to successfully deliver 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

    Experience in the creation of educational teaching material for patient care/staff utilization.

    Posting ID: 572876585Posted: 2020-09-10