Nurse Practitioner - Critical Care - Full Time 12 Hour Shifts
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Behind every patient success is the dedication of a unique team of skilled and talented individuals who help make the Keck Medical Center of USC one of the region's premier medical facilities. As a member of the USC health care team, you will help build upon the university's exceptional expertise in patient care as well taking advantage of our excellent compensation package that could include shift and weekend differentials, online rewards-based scheduling, and generous educational benefits. Come be a part of a world-class health care facility and an important member of the Trojan family. 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 Surgical ICU(s) 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). Requirements 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 needed. - Must be able to intubate patients or be willing to be trained to perform the duty and manage critical situations. - Must be comfortable with central lines and managing drips. Required License/Certification: - Valid California Registered Nursing license and valid California Nurse Practitioner license required. - Valid NP Furnishing license strongly preferred. - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred. - BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. - ACLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association - A Fire and Safety card must be presented upon hire or must be obtained at our facility within the first 90 days of hire and maintained by renewing before expiration date. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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