RN Clinical – Pre/Post Float Pool – Full Time 10 Hour Rotating Shifts (Non-
Apply Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Los Angeles, California
The Pre and Post Surgical Services Float Pool Registered Nurse utilizes the
nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) to provide safe,
quality care to the perioperative patients. He/she works collaboratively with
the nursing staff, medical staff and all members of the health care team.
He/she demonstrates professionalism through communication, education and
participation as a team member. He/she works under the supervision of the RN
Clinical Coordinator and/or Clinical Director of Perioperative Services. The
Pre and Post Surgical Services Float Pool Registered Nurse will float to
different Pre and Post Surgical Services areas within Keck Medical Center of
USC (i.e.: Surgery, Same Day Surgery, Keck 4th Floor PACU, Keck 3 South PACU,
Endoscopy, HC2 Endoscopy Center, HC3, and HC4/OPSC among others) and USC
Norris Cancer Hospital (i.e.: Endoscopy, Norris Pre/Post, Surgery among
others) as needed.
He/she works under the supervision of the RN Clinical Coordinator and/or
Clinical Director of Perioperative Services.
The PACU Registered Nurse (RN) manages a variety of complex patient
populations by utilizing methodical and evidence-based scientific practice
standards. The PACU RN manages the patient by maintaining physiological
and behavioral functions, as well as, providing psychological and
sociological support to the patient and family during the recovery
process. The priority of the PACU RN is toward improvement and/or
maintenance of the patient's pre-surgical state.
Consistently transfers scientific knowledge in applying the nursing
Formulates care plan for direct and indirect care.
Performs skills essential to nursing action to be taken.
Explains health treatment and teaches client and family.
Delegates tasks to others based on scope of practice, preparation and
Evaluates effectiveness of care and modifies plan, observes modifications
and interprets information.
Acts as patient advocate by initiating action to advanced plan of care.
Initiates and supports change decisions.
Participates in the development of professional practice, i.e., nursing
committees, research, policy development/review, unit based improvement
projects (internal and external).
Demonstrates knowledge about current policies and shares awareness about
Provides appropriate age-specific care to patients.
Utilizes the six core steps (data collection, data assessment and nursing
diagnosis, plans, implements, evaluates and patient teaching) to manage
the patient's condition.
Collaborates with surgeon, co-workers and other ancillary staff while
providing direct care to the PACU patient.
Utilizes policies and procedures to support the RN's scope of practice.
Assists in establishing and maintaining performance improvement and
quality control activities to support the department, as well as, the
Assists in providing orientation, training and continuing education for
Adheres to governing regulations such as hospital policies, Title 22 and
Competent in utilizing Cerner Millenium to place physician orders.
Is a team player and possesses a positive attitude.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Req Bachelor's degree Nursing Degree in Nursing (BSN)
Req 1 year 1 year experience in PACU
Req 1 year 1 year experience in a high acuity Intensive Care setting
Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to
speak, read and write English proficiently.
Req Knowledge of medical procedures and conditions and ability to
understand, follow and successfully perform duties, including whole blood
collection, and apheresis procedures, in accordance with administrative
and clinical policies, regulations and procedures.
Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.
Critical Care Nursing Certificate - CCRN (AACN) CCRN or CPAN preferred
Req Registered Nurse - RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart
Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must
be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before
expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
Req Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider from
American Heart Association
Req Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Healthcare Provider from
American Heart Association
The hourly rate range for this position is $41.00 - $88.00. When extending an
offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors
such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position,
the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer
equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant
funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
REQ20138060 Posted Date: 08/20/2023 Apply