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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Its internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and more than 80 outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll and among the top 3 hospitals in Los Angeles and top 5 in California. The hospital also ranked in the top 4 in urology (tie); top 10 in geriatrics; top 15 in ophthalmology, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and nephrology; top 20 in neurology & neurosurgery; top 25 in cancer; and top 35 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

Registered Nurse – 5 South Telemetry - Full-Time 12 Hour Nights

Verdugo Hills Hospital - 5 South Telemetry Hospital Glendale, California

As an integral member of the patient care team, the Registered Nurse supports the Chief Nursing Officer in leading the patient care team in providing for the safety, recovery and comfort of patients by implementing the nursing process (assessment, nursing diagnosis, developing the plan of care and the education plan; implementation of interventions, evaluation of interventions and revision of plan as needed); and provides education and advocacy.  Practices in compliance with regulatory requirements including CMS Conditions of Participation, Title 22, CDPH regulations, DNV-GL/NIAHO standards, etc.

The Registered Nurse supports department manager and director in quality improvement and growth of unit services; leadership in collaboration with co-workers and other departments; management of efficient services with meaningful and valuable outcomes.

Decision-making authority:
Patient care within the scope of practice
Patient acuity based on patient classification decision-making method

RNs are expected to practice to the full extent of his/her legal scope of practice based on education, training and competency.  RNs are expected to make judgments and decisions about patient care and to act on the assessments performed.

RNs are accountable for providing a healing environment for recovery and safe passage of patients through their episode of care in the hospital; for prevention of harm; for educating the patient about their condition and implementation of self-care actions; of educating about abnormal findings and when and how to report to their care-giver; for providing comfort and compassionate care.


Minimum Education: Graduation from Registered Nurse Program BSN desired (if not upon hire, will obtain within 5 years preferred) Minimum Experience/Knowledge: 1 year clinical experience (except new graduate RN) in an acute care setting preferred. If applicable - experience in treating ortho and stoke patient population preferred. For 6th Floor Med/Surg and Transitional Care Unit Employees: • Two years’ experience with Orthopedic and Medical-Surgical nursing preferred • Certification in Medical-Surgical, Orthopedic or other specialty preferred Required License/Certification: California Registered Nurse License Certification in clinical specialty or management desired • Surgery: BLS, ACLS • PACU/SDS/ GI Lab: BLS, ACLS, PALS • ED: BLS, ACLS, PALS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire), NIHSS (within 30 days of hire), NRP (within 6 months of hire), ENPC (within 12 months of hire), • L&D/Post-Partum: BLS, ACLS, NRP • NICU: BLS, PALS, NRP • Nursery: BLS, NRP • Geropsych: BLS, AB508 (within 30 days of hire) • ICU/ 5S and 4th Telemetry: BLS, ACLS NIHSS (within 30 days of hire) • 6th Med Surg: BLS, ACLS • TCU: BLS BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP must be AHA certified. All certifications must be active effective date of hire/transfer unless otherwise indicated. As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.


REQ20094147 Posted Date: 10/21/2020

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