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Our Specialties

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Specialties at Keck Hospital of USC

About the Unit

  • 10-bed fast-paced ICU
  • Acuity based staffing ratio 1:2, 1:1, and on occasion 2:1
  • Liver and kidney failure, pre- and post-liver, pancreas and small bowel transplant
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), ventilators and invasive lines

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Opportunities for Comprehensive Critical Care Core didactic and clinical training program available for acute care RNs who would like to transition into ICU

For New Graduates

  • 20-week ICU Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the unit

  • Outpatient clinic consisting of 22 exam rooms, 12 consultation rooms, 4 procedure rooms and 5 nursing stations
  • Patient care delivered by the RN with the assistance of the direct care partner and the scheduling coordinator
  • Services provided include: cystoscopy, bone marrow biopsy, urologic studies, gynecological studies and procedures, dermatology procedures and photo therapy

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS provider card

About the Unit

  • Brand new 10 bed surgical, Intensive Care Unit
  • Primarily post cardiac surgery (CABG, AVR, & MVR)
  • High acuity and challenging patient populations
  • External pacemaker, chest tube, and arrhythmia management
  • Critical Care certification encouraged and supported
  • Shared Governance
  • Shared unit educator/CNS

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude

New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • Brand new 14-bed surgical, telemetry unit
  • Primarily post cardiac surgery (CABG, AVR, & MVR)
  • High acuity and challenging patient populations
  • External pacemaker, chest tube, and arrhythmia management
  • Progress care certification encouraged and supported
  • Shared Governance
  • Shared unit educator

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 18-bed cardiovascular and thoracic ICU including heart and lung transplants
  • Experience advanced nursing care in an intense and dynamic environment
  • Strong multidisciplinary approach
  • Unit-based educator
  • On-going training for ventricular assist devices, IABP and CRRT
  • CVT ICU Council promotes professional practice
  • Electronic Medication Record

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Experienced Cardiothoracic and General ICU nurses with strong critical-thinking skills
  • Critical Care program available for new ICU nurses
  • Motivated, assertive and energetic nurses

New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 34-bed telemetry unit
  • Cardiac surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery, heart and lung transplant
  • High acuity and challenging patient populations
  • Left ventricular assistive device (VAD), arterial lines and external pacemakers
  • Progress care certification encouraged and supported
  • Unit educator
  • VAD training

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 23-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation unit
  • Spine, stroke, neurological, orthopedic and VAD patients
  • Close teamwork with occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy
  • Full-time medical director and nurse practitioner on unit

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California License
  • CRRN preferred or interest in getting CRRN
  • Happy, energetic and fun loving attitude

About the Unit

  • 34-bed medical/surgical unit
  • Focus on pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgery
  • Specializing in orthopedic tumor, spine, total joint replacement, sports medicine, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow
  • Experience superior patient outcomes: our commitment is to patient safety and satisfaction
  • Work in collaboration with the nation’s leading orthopedic physician specialists
  • Collaborate closely with physical and occupational therapy
  • Multidisciplinary approach promoting collaboration
  • Emphasis on continued education for our nurses through formal and informal programs, some of which are taught by our physicians

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS provider card
  • Offer certification in the specialty
  • Motivated, friendly, compassionate, eager to learn, team player, caring, sympathetic and patient advocate

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 31-bed medical-surgical unit
  • Pre- and post-operative organ transplant and adult cystic fibrosis
  • Supportive, multi-disciplined team of clinical experts
  • Excellent opportunities for learning, growth and career development
  • Recipient of the first USC UH Department Spirit Award
  • Warm, welcoming and dedicated nursing team

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS provider card
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude
  • High achievers dedicated to clinical excellence

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 16 beds with continuous EEG monitoring capabilities; PACS; electronic medication record
  • Fast paced, dynamic and state-of-the-art environment
  • Acuity based staffing ratio 1:2 or 1:1
  • Neurology, neurosurgery, head and neck, and ortho-spine
  • World-renowned surgical team; pulmonary and neuro critical care management
  • RN-led daily patient rounds with neuro intensivist
  • Unit-based educator
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) training available

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • CCRN or CNRN certification preferred
  • 2 years ICU experience in a teaching hospital strongly preferred
  • Comprehensive Critical Care Core didactic and clinical training program available for acute care RNs who would like to transition into ICU

For New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 20-30 surgeries a day
  • RN staffing ratio: PACU-2:1, pre-op 4:1
  • Patient population: Ophthalmology, minor orthopedic, ENT, urology, plastic surgery
  • Type of technology: Updated ophthalmology equipment for retina, cataract, and glaucoma surgery. Arthroscopic equipment, Image guidance system and balloon sinuplasty system for sinus surgery

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • OR RN- minimum of 1 year as circulating nurse in acute care setting, BCLS required, ACLS and CNOR preferred
  • PACU RN- minimum of 1 year in PACU or ICU in acute care setting, BCLS, ACLS, PALS required, CPAN preferred
  • Pre/Post-Op RN- minimum of 1 year in Pre/post-Op in acute care setting, BCLS,ACLS,PALS required

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program plus 16 weeks OR training
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 25 inpatient operating rooms
  • High intensity/challenging arena where heart/lung/kidney/pancreas transplants are performed
  • Robotic surgery
  • Challenging surgical environment where RNs can bring their nursing practice to a new level

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • One year of operating room experience in a complex setting
  • Able to circulate independently on most surgical procedures
  • CNOR certification preferred

New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program plus 16 weeks OR training
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About Unit

  • 23 recovery bays
  • 1:2 or 1:1 RN staffing ratio
  • Rapid patient turnover
  • High acuity, complicated surgical patients
  • Large open unit
  • Family like atmosphere with an emphasis on teamwork

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN License
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • CCRN or CPAN certification preferred
  • Prior PACU experience or one year of high acuity ICU experience required

About Unit

  • Fast-paced with rapid turnover
  • 21 monitored pre-op/recovery bays
  • 1:3 RN staffing ratio
  • Assist with pre-surgical peripheral nerve block and epidural placement
  • Provides pre-op and recovery for Interventional/Diagnostic Services

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Two years of telemetry experience in a high acuity hospital, ICU preferred

About Unit

  • Anesthesia driven
  • Staffed by ICU experienced RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Conducts in depth pre-­surgical assessments
  • Coordinates pre-­operative testing and education

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • ICU experience strongly preferred or Advanced Practice License

About the Unit

  • 8-bed intensive care unit
  • Cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, ARDS, respiratory failure, sepsis patients
  • High acuity and challenging patient populations
  • Pulmonary artery catheters, continuous renal replacement therapy, arterial lines and external pacemakers
  • CCRN certification encouraged and supported
  • Unit educator

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude

For New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 14-bed telemetry unit
  • Dedicated primarily to adult cystic fibrosis, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine patient population
  • One of the few medical centers with a unit devoted to the cystic fibrosis patient population
  • A special gym designed for cystic fibrosis patient use only
  • Progress care certification encouraged and supported
  • Unit educator
  • Monthly cystic fibrosis education update and yearly national cystic fibrosis conferences

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Experience with cystic fibrosis care preferred
  • Basic EKG and current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, committed, energetic, positive and compassionate attitude

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 21-­bed surgical, telemetry unit
  • Primarily post cardiac surgery (CABG, AVR, and MVR)
  • High acuity and challenging patient populations
  • External pacemaker, chest tube and arrhythmia management
  • Ventilators, tracheostomy and lumbar drains
  • Progress care certification encouraged and supported
  • Shared Governance
  • Shared unit educator

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 10 beds with sophisticated state-of-the-art monitoring systems, PACS and electronic medication record
  • Fast-paced, high acuity
  • Acuity-based staffing ratio 1:2 or 1:1
  • Thoracic-foregut, general, gastrointestinal and plastic surgery, pulmonary and surgical critical care medicine
  • World renowned surgical team
  • CRRT training

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • CCRN certification preferred
  • 2 years ICU experience in a teaching hospital strongly preferred

For New Graduates

  • 20-week ICU program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • High-acuity surgical intensive care unit
  • Strong emphasis on urologic, colorectal and gynecologic oncology with additional focus in medical oncology and thoracic foregut oncology
  • Complex patient population with significant need for emotional support

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Currrent ACLS and BLS provider cards
  • Strong surgical ICU experience with proficiency in acute patient care and attentiveness to patient needs
  • Excellent communication skills

For New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 23 bed telemetry unit
  • Dedicated to primarily Gynecology-Oncology, Thoracic Foregut, Plastics, Colorectal Surgery
  • Ostomy and drain care
  • Chest tubes
  • Surgical flaps and leech therapy
  • Chemotherapy Certified Nurses

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN License
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • ONS Chemotherapy Certified
  • Motivated, team-oriented, and patient advocate
  • Oncology experience preferred

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the Unit

  • 34-bed Telemetry
  • Telemetry, bariatric, head and neck, neurosurgery
  • 6 EEG-monitored beds for seizure studies
  • Ostomy and drain care
  • Acuity-based staffing ratio 1:3 or 1:4
  • Rapid patient turnover
  • Unit-based educator
  • Multidisciplinary rounds
  • Physician in-services/updates
  • High acuity and challenging populations

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic EKG and current BLS and ACLS provider cards
  • Motivated, energetic and positive attitude

New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the unit

  • Brand new 26-bed telemetry unit
  • State-of-the-art, minimally invasive robotic technology
  • Urology patients from around the world, often with complex cases

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS and ACLS provider cards

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

 

Specialties at USC Norris Cancer Hospital

About the Department

  • High-acuity hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant intensive care unit
  • Chemotherapy/biotherapy certification required for all RNs
  • Oncology nurse certification encouraged and supported
  • Ability to translate nursing knowledge into critical thinking and apply to complex patient population with significant need for psychosocial support

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current ACLS and BLS provider cards
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude and patient advocate

For New Graduates

  • 20-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner – transitional orientation surgical telemetry to intensive care
About the Department

  • High-acuity hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant telemetry unit
  • Chemotherapy/biotherapy certification required for all RNs
  • Oncology nurse certification encouraged and supported
  • Complex patient population with significant need for psychosocial support

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current ACLS and BLS provider cards
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude and patient advocate

For New Graduates

  • 18-week Versant RN Residency Program
  • One-on-one experienced preceptors
  • Exciting and supportive journey from novice to competent practitioner

About the unit

  • Outpatient clinic consisting of 12 beds, 14 treatment chairs and 2 phlebotomy chairs
  • Services include chemotherapy, transfusion therapy, hydration, minor diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, and post-procedural observation
  • Offers a centralized nursing station which serves also as a receiving point for patients and their family members, and a satellite nursing station is adjacent to the bed area.

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS provider card
About the Department

  • Outpatient department
  • State-of-the-art treatment machines
  • Primarily oncology patients
  • Radiation oncology certification and oncology nurse certification encouraged and supported
  • Main nursing functions include patient assessment and patient education
  • Rapidly growing department with many opportunities for learning

Experienced RN Qualifications

  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS provider card
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Motivated, energetic, positive attitude and patient advocate

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Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.