Registered Nurse Per Diem- PACU PreOp - 12 Hours Days

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 08-May-24

Location: Los Angeles, California

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 2482

Job Description

Make a difference every single day!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it???s just one of the many reasons we???ve achieved our sixth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence! From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you???ll have everything you need to do something incredible???for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America???s Best Hospitals!

Cedars-Sinai's Preoperative (PreOp) and Post Anesthesia care units (PACU) total over 100 bays within the main medical center and Advanced Health Science Pavilion. Our perianesthesia nurses are highly skilled critical care professionals who care for patients as they are undergoing or regaining consciousness from anesthesia. They continuously monitor and record patients' vital signs, monitor for side effects and adverse reactions related to anesthesia and are prepared to handle emergency situations if needed to ensure patients' safety.

As a Registered Nurse in PreOp PACU:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care within this specialty patient population.
  • Provide and accurately document direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner
  • Provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
  • Provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
  • Perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.
  • Observe and assess signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics and initiate emergency procedures when indicated.
  • Plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.

** Per Diem employees must be able to work 2 shifts per week while in orientation. No Weekends, no Holidays and no On Call requirements.


Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or higher preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current California State RN License required.
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association ACLS and PALS certifications required.
  • For RN III: Specialty Certification (i.e. CPAN) (external applicants may obtain within one year of hire).


  • Minimum 3 years recent acute RN experience in PACU or ICU. (Note: one (1) year recent experience will be considered for Registered Nurse II).

About Us
Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.
About the Team
Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.
Req ID : 2482
Working Title : Registered Nurse Per Diem- PACU PreOp - 12 Hours Days
Department : PACU
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Nursing
Job Specialty : Nursing
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 12 hour
Base Pay : $74.00 - $74.00

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About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competi...tive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.
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