Registered Nurse Per Diem - Emergency Department - 12-Hour Nights

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 2019-07-11

Registered Nurse Per Diem - Emergency Department - 12-Hour Nights

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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 passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything needed 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 Emergency Department (ED) has 51 patient beds and a 7-space Fast Track. Our Level I Trauma Center with Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center, On-Site Laboratory, STEMI Receiving Center, Stroke Receiving Center, Satellite Blood Bank and Paramedic Base Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week available to all people in need. The ED is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of emergency medicine experts dedicated to providing comprehensive, leading-edge emergency care to a diverse adult and pediatric population.

As a Registered Nurse Per Diem in the Emergency Department, you will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the specialty patient population.

  • You will 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
  • You will provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
  • You will provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
  • You will perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.
  • You will 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.
  • You will plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations implementing appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • You will identify patients' readiness for learning and their ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent while identifying and assessing patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.
  • You will demonstrate the knowledge and the ability to identify and make special adjustments as required to the specific populations' needs, including cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family and condition needs.
  • You will intervene to provide a safe environment and evaluate effectiveness of intervention for patients.

The minimum work commitment is two 12-hour shifts per two week period to include three weekend shifts per six week schedule. You must also initially dedicate to completing six weeks of orientation from your date of hire: five days of hospital orientation, one week of department orientation and four weeks of clinical orientation at three shifts per week. 

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Valid California Registered Nurse License
  • American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications
  • EDAP or ENPC within first year of employment
  • TNCC or ATCN within first year of employment
  • National Specialty certification (i.e. CEN, LA County MICN) preferred.


  • Minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience in specialty.
  • Working knowledge of applicable standards of practice.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.
  • Meets clinical criteria and protocol for clinical nurse assigned level.
  • Working Title: Registered Nurse Per Diem - Emergency Department - 12-Hour Nights
  • Department: Emergency Rm Nursing
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Job Specialty: Nursing
  • Position Type: Per Diem
  • Shift Length: 12 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Per Diem
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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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