• MOC/PEPC Per Diem Nurse

    UCLA Health Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Job #2191340808

  • Responsibilities

    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

    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.

    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.Qualifications

    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

    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.

    Working

    knowledge of various CareConnect templates for the review, documentation and

    evaluation of patient care planning.

    California

    Registered Nursing License

    Cardiopulmonary

    Resuscitation Certification

    BSN or MSN required

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