Clinical Nurse Manager
University of Southern California (USC) - LA - 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 Keck School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, is seeking a Clinical Nurse Manager to join its team.

Clinical Nurse Manager provides direct patient care and assists with interventional radiology procedures conscious sedation and recovery of patients, as well as organizes, directs and controls the activities of professional and ancillary personnel engaged in the provision of nursing care. Good clinical acumen is the focus of the position with the ability to prioritize patient care responsibilities while overseeing a staff of 3 to 5. Key to the position is being highly motivated with excellent organization, interpersonal and teambuilding skills. Promotes restoration of health and achievement of patient health goals through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the delivery of patient care.

Assumes nurse manager/charge nurse responsibilities. Current ACLS card BCLS certification required. Interventional Radiology Suite/Cath Lab experience most highly desirable. PICC line experience highly desirable.

ICU/ER experience a plus. Job Accountabilities: Directs and coordinates activities of patient care programs. Performs and coordinates patient scheduling for interventional/invasive radiological procedures. Prepares and monitors patients during angiography and other invasive procedures including starts IVs, administers medication, performs screening history and physical, obtains labs.

Administers conscious sedation. Performs recovery of patients; recognizes changes in the patient’s physical and mental condition, takes appropriate action by notifying physician. Administers 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. Performs appropriate procedures independently and assists physician with more complex procedures. Responds to emergency situations using standard emergency protocols and procedures. Directly or indirectly supervises all assigned subordinate staff, usually through supervisors.

Recruits, screens, hires, orients and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees, as required. Reviews patient care programs to determine effectiveness in meeting established goals for care, treatment, and/or procedures, adherence to departmental policies and procedures, and conformance with established patient care standards.

Initiates appropriate action to correct or enhance patient care programs. Directs compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency standards and federal and state regulations regarding patient care. Prepares for inspections by agencies. Investigates and resolves incidents and complaints or suggestions from physicians, patients, visitors and staff.

Corrects deficiencies, if any, and prepares documentation or explanation as needed. Records and investigates all incidents/accidents that occur. Oversees activities of quality assurance programs for patient care provided by unit. Participates in policy and procedures formation, implementation and long range planning for the unit.

Ensures adherence to policies and procedures provides interpretation as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree with five years experience; however, combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

California State licensed RN or MHA/MPH with clinical, administrative and supervisory experience. Expert level knowledge of patient care practice and clinical expertise. Working knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agency requirements. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred.

Associate Degree in Nursing and applicable experience acceptable. Minimum two years experience in a management or charge/floor nurse position required BSN or MSN a plus Interventional Radiology Suite/Cath Lab experience highly desirable PICC line experience highly desirable ICU/ER experience a plus Clinical Trials a plus 4 years experience as an RN required Telemetry experience required Proven performance may substitute for years of experience Apply online at and reference #005190 under “Search Postings” or copy this to your browser: The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Category: Managerial, Children's Services, Radiology