Registered Nurse
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC's The Engemann Student Health Center in the Division of Student Affairs is seeking a Registered Nurse to join its nursing team. The Registered Nurse provides nursing care in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and established standards of nursing care and practice in an Ambulatory or Acute care setting. Promotes restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the delivery of patient care. Job Accountabilities: Assesses health care needs of patients. Plans, implements and evaluates care designed to meet patient health care needs. Administers medication and parenteral fluids, obtains specimens, using established techniques. Follows appropriate procedures to maintain control over medications. Utilizes equipment and technology to implement nursing interventions and/or treatments according to departmental policies and procedures. Performs appropriate procedures independently and assists physician with more complex procedures. Responds to emergency situations using standard emergency protocols and procedures. Triages patient phone calls and provides guidance and direction to inquiries per unit protocols. Identifies patients' educational needs and provides health-related information to enhance patients' understanding of medical condition and related treatments. Assists in teaching procedures. Recognizes changes in the patient's physical and mental condition, takes appropriate action by notifying physician and/or nursing supervisor. Provides comprehensive medical record documentation that reflects all aspects of care provided during each encounter, including patient history, nursing assessment, medication list, allergy list, treatments and/or procedures, and patient education. Accurately and completely documents data for billing purposes. Ensures that exam rooms and treatment areas are supplied and maintained adequately by support personnel. Maintains a safe environment in accordance with standards, policies and safety regulations. Ensures compliance with infection control policies. Promotes security by alerting appropriate personnel for safety, fire and other unsafe situations. Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisor. Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. THIS IS A FIXED-TERM POSITION Current CPR and First Aid certification required The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Specialized/technical training

Minimum Experience:
1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Current/valid California State RN license

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Related undergraduate study

Preferred Experience:
2 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Clinical experience in hospital or ambulatory care or college health center Current CPR and First Aid certification required

Position Type:
Existing Fixed Term

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=68308

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