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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.

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU - Full Time 12 Hour Rotating Shifts (Union) (Non-Exempt)

Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Nurse Practitioner is a member of the intensive care team and has as his/her primary responsibility the management of critically ill complex patients in an intensive care setting.  The NP has specialized skill and knowledge related to the unique ICU setting in which s/he practices and performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services in a specific ICU, according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice standards. The NP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting, and provides leadership to the organization and nursing profession.  Duties may include obtaining patient health histories and complete physical examinations, documenting findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests. May also need to explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient’s family, staff, and healthcare learners. Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status. Document patient preparation and response to procedure(s). Formulate and implement treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the designated primary supervising physician and/or attending back-up physician(s).

Minimum Education: - Master's degree required. Minimum Experience/Knowledge: - Five years clinical nursing experience. - Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience. - ICU/critical care nursing experience required. - Must be able to intubate patients (or willing to perform this function once trained) and manage critical situations and codes. Required License/Certification: Valid California Registered Nursing license required. Valid California Acute Care Nurse Practitioner license required. Valid California NP Furnishing and DEA licenses strongly preferred. BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required. ACLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required. Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.

REQ20085186 Posted Date: 01/10/2021

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