Job - Nurse Per Diem

UCLA HEALTH - Santa Monica, California

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Nurse Per Diem

UCLA HEALTH - Santa Monica - CA Careers Responsibilities

The clinical nurse is a professional Registered Nurse who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients using the nursing process in accordance with the standards of professional nursing practice. The clinical nurse performs in the professional role as described by the American Nurses Association (ANA); engaging in activities related to ethics, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality improvement, leadership, collaboration, professional practice evaluation , resources utilization, environmental health, and patient advocacy as appropriate to clinical nursing practice. The accomplishment of these functions occurs in all radiology settings providing, but not limited to, the following:  pediatric sedation, primary IV site care, contrast reaction support, contrast extravasation support, guided interventional procedure support in the outpatient environment.


Knowledge of nursing. Knowledge and skill of hemodynamic monitoring. Knowledge of normal cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of wires, diagnostic catheters, guiding catheters, and angioplasty balloons, stents, used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  Ability to identify common anatomy and pathophysiology including cardiopulmonary hemodynamics and cardiac rhythms. Skill and ability to respond speedily and accurately with patient needs and physician directions. Ability to carry and lift up to 35 lbs. and wear 25 lbs. lead apron. Skill in operating non-invasive blood pressure monitoring and pulse oximetry equipment. Skill in operating physiologic monitoring and recording computer, cardiac output computer, oxygen tanks, wall suction, defibrillator, custom procedure trays, infusion pumps, all POCT machines, oxygen saturation machine, and temporary pacemaker. Skill and ability to recognize signs and symptoms of patient distress. Skill and ability to intervene when patient is distressed. Ability to read, interpret, apply and/or follow physician orders, policies, procedures or written and verbal instructions.. Skill in organizing and prioritizing. Ability to be flexible, to float, take additional assignments when necessary.  Maybe required to rotate between Santa Monica and Westwood hospitals and all areas of Interventional Radiology.
Skill and knowledge of operating physiologic monitoring and recording equipment, cardiac output computer, oxygen suction, defibrillator IABP, rotablator, DCI, stents, balloon, Angiojet, diagnostic and interventional wires, catheters, IVUS and other devices as approved by FDA. 
2 years of recent experience Interventional Radiology or Cath Lab procedural experience required
BSN or MSN required, must have critical care experience and covers all areas of radiology. Skill in BCLS, ACLS and PALS as required for age group
Take call as required by department. With a response time of 30 minutes for call, back cases.

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