Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
New RN Grad Residency Program
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

New RN Grad Residency Program Starts July 2012

Cedars-Sinai has launched an exciting, challenging and rewarding program that offers hands-on and clinical experience as we equip you to fulfill your role as a Registered Nurse in our Graduate Nurse Residency Program. Cedars-Sinai is proud to offer the new graduate nurse this opportunity, and we re committed to providing you with the educational background and support a new graduate needs to be successful. You ll receive stimulating exposure to various clinical experiences on medical and surgical units. Using technology, the program will expand the nurses opportunities for hands-on clinical practice, allowing you to gain valuable clinical experience while enhancing your decision-making and critical thinking skills. Strong peer support, education opportunities, and one-to-one collaboration with an experienced preceptor will help build a foundation of nursing excellence.

Our Program Guidelines

The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a full-time employment opportunity that requires your two-year commitment with a signed, written contractual agreement. The Graduate Nurse Residency Program consists of 14 weeks of preceptored and didactic training in a medical/surgical unit, followed by placement to permanent assignments in medical/surgical nursing thereafter.

As a member of the Program, the new Graduate Nurse will complete two weeks of general patient care, computer orientation, and residency skills training sessions, and then will begin 12 weeks of clinical experience. The new Graduate Nurse will work the same schedule as their Preceptor, with efforts made to accommodate their desired shift as much as possible.

The didactic portion of the program consists of eight 8-hour monthly continuing education sessions. The first three sessions are given during the second week of orientation prior to commencing clinical placement.

The Graduate Nurse will be eligible to apply for transfer to specialty internships or other divisions after completion of the residency program and one year of experience in their residency unit thereafter.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to bring a portfolio with you containing
your resume, academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a description of any volunteer service, and a written essay as to why you selected nursing as a profession.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities
Program Requirements (to be considered):

BSN or MSN preferred
Graduate of an accredited nursing school
Graduation within one year of the start of the Residency Program preferred
Minimum 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) in Nursing preferred
Valid California Registered Nurse license
BLS certification through the American Heart Association

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (physical abilities essential to perform the job):
Frequent standing, walking and pushing/pulling of patients utilizing transportation equipment including
wheelchairs and gurneys
Frequent bending, stretching and twisting to assist patient(s) from/to bed, wheelchair, gurney, operating tables and scanning equipment
Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical equipment sounds
Sufficient strength and mobility to access equipment and assist patient and other customers
Able to perform various sensory requirements such as vision, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills, and hearing in order to successfully perform duties of this position
Able to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently

WORK ENVIRONMENT (work environments, hazards and exposures the employee may encounter on the job):
Exposure to constant noise levels throughout the department and Medical Center
Exposure to radiation and magnetic fields
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and potentially hazardous materials, solutions or compounds
Exposure to medical waste
Exposure to bodily fluids

Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0872003 - Nsg Institute
Shift Type: Flexible
Shift Length: 12hr
Hours: 7pm - 7am
Weekends: As Needed

About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Is Leading the Quest for Health Among California Hospitals

Since our founding in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has been solely focused on providing the finest healthcare available among California hospitals. As a result, many advances in all areas of healthcare have been made and hundreds of thousands of lives have been significantly impacted.

More than 1,800 physicians in virtually all medical specialties are affiliated with the California hospital, Cedars-Sinai. They join more than 8,000 employees, 2,000 volunteers and 15,000 fundraising support group members to form a unique partnership in delivering world-class medicine.

Cedars-Sinai physicians are leaders in basic and clinical research, bringing advancements in medicine directly from the laboratory to the bedside. In addition, they teach over 245 residents and fellows in nearly 60 graduate medical education programs at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai ranks as one of the top California hospitals in clinical quality. Quality patient care and dedication to patient satisfaction are the cornerstones of Cedars-Sinai. Our quality is measured in high patient satisfaction scores, continuous clinical performance activities, excellent medical outcomes, ongoing research and academic programs, and receipt of the following designations and awards.

Working at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has put in place a progressive Compensation and Benefits program including a choice between two (2) retirement plans including a Defined Contribution Plan and a Defined Benefit Plan. We are one of a very few employers in the United States that offers its employees this type of choice.

Cedars-Sinai provides employees the resources and support of a large thriving organization, yet, in your work area, you establish valuable friendships and relationships that support you in your work on a daily basis. As part of an organization with a century long history of firsts, our employees enjoy a strong sense of pride and personal satisfaction.

Cedars-Sinai provides the opportunity to touch lives and be touched in return. Our institution truly recognizes the importance of caring and listening to our employees.