RN Clinical – Cystic Fibrosis – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non – Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process to provide therapeutic care to patients. The Registered Nurse is accountable for the coordination of patient care and education to the patient and family in accordance with the standards, policies, and practices in a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment.

Essential Duties:
• Conducts morning and/or evening rounds as assigned to coordinate inpatient care, develop plan of care and discharge planning with attending physician and other team members.
• Performs clinic history and physical examinations, presents pertinent information to attending physician including diagnosis and treatment plans
• Oversees and coordinates discharge of patients from Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.
• Performs wound care, accucheck, removes drain tubes, and other techniques as appropriate for patient care.
• Facilitates patient flow in Cystic Fibrosis Clinic by assisting office staff in placing patients in exam rooms, helping patients fill out questionnaire and putting on gowns.
• Ensures completion of all of the paperwork pertaining to patient visit is completed.
• Under the direction of the physician assists with processing orders, procedures, medications, and other patient indicators according to standardized procedures.
• Communicates with referring agencies, physicians, insurance case managers, home health agencies, pharmacies, patients and families and other entities as appropriate regarding the patient’s care.
• Establishes and maintains staff and Physician relationships.
• Supports continuous and ongoing customer satisfaction through hospital-wide service excellence standards.
• Performs as an agent of change and promotes change as an opportunity for growth, learning, and development.
• Assess the needs of the individual/family, facilitates the development of a plan of care, coordinates services across service sites, provides patient/family education and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions.
• Acts as a mentor and resource to staff, students and house staff involved in caring for assigned populations.
• Provides for own professional growth through continuing education.
• May be assigned on-call duties to relieve existing schedule of resident(s) and attending physician(s).
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education:
• High school or equivalent

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:
• Req Bachelor’s degree Nursing Degree in Nursing (BSN) *Grandfathered from BSN if hired prior to 12/2019
• Pref 2 years Experience in an acute care setting (immediately prior to application strongly preferred.
• Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
• Req Knowledge of medical procedures and conditions and ability to understand, follow and successfully perform duties, including whole blood collection, and apheresis procedures, in accordance with administrative and clinical policies, regulations and procedures.
• Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.
• Req Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
• Req Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
• Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association

Required License/Certification:
• Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $41.00 – $88.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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