Per Diem Nurse- Restricted Use
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 Per Diem Nurse - Restricted Use to join it's nursing team. The Per Diem Nurse serves on a per diem basis. Provides nursing care in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and established standards of nursing care and practices in an Ambulatory or Acute care setting for the University Park Health Center. 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. Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care. 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. Promotes security by alerting appropriate personnel for safety, fire and other unsafe situations. Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisor. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. THIS IS A WEEKEND 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:
Completion of accredited 2 year RN training program, current/valid California State RN license and BCLS certification. Patient care experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Related undergraduate study

Preferred Experience:
2 years

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

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