RN - PEP-C/MOC - Westwood

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.

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.

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