Registered Nurse Float - Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Los Angeles /
Patient Services – Float /
Full-Time Regular
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced and caring Registered Nurse Float with excellent clinical, communication, and customer service skills to work full-time at our health centers in the Mid-Los Angeles region.  Provide care for patients under established medical protocols.

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 55+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • An active California Registered Nurse license required
    • Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification required
    • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays
    • Ability and willingness to work out of our health centers in the MidLA Region (Downtown LA, Baldwin Hills, South LA, Compton) and travel to other regions in LA County as needed
    • A reliable and flexible means of transportation is required
    • Experience in Acute Care/Ambulatory surgery and/or PACU preferred
    • Ability to physically assist a patient in distress

About the position:

    • Perform venipuncture/phlebotomy and initiate, monitor, and discharge IV per clinician or physician order
    • Perform Rh testing and pregnancy testing and interpret results
    • Receive patient from OR, including via wheelchair or gurney and transfer to chair appropriately
    • Upon patient admission to the recovery room, immediately check and record vital signs, skin color, skin temperature and general condition of patient
    • Provide patient education on medication or surgical abortion, medication counseling, contraceptive counseling, and/or pertinent to diagnosis and treatment plan
    • Assess bleeding and uterine tone of abortion patients per protocol
    • Administer Microgram or Rhogam to abortion patients as ordered by Physician or Clinician
    • Administer medication as ordered by the physician and/or clinician
    • Employ appropriate aseptic technique when handling contaminated articles or surfaces
    • Alert clinician or physician immediately of medical emergencies
    • Ensure crash cart is appropriately stocked at all times. Check and complete log as necessary
    • Ensure required equipment is present in recovery room
    • Assess patient prior to discharge from the recovery room and document all findings 
    • Discharge patients at the end of their visit
    • Assess surgical site of vasectomy patients upon admission to and discharge from the recovery room
    • Record and sign all assessments, observations, actions and times within manual documentation system or in EMR
    • Follow Infection Control procedures for equipment and environmental cleaning during clinic session and upon conclusion of session
    • Ensure adequate supply of 02, back up supply, operation of 02 tank, cannulas and tubing
    • Test suction machine, ensuring proper functioning and presence of necessary equipment
    • Test cardiac monitors and defibrillators ensuring and recording proper functioning
    • Perform Quality Management audits, if requested
    • Adhere to Quality Management policies and procedures
    • Notify the Quality Director and appropriate Charge Clinician if deficiencies are found
    • Adhere to Safety/Risk Management policies and procedures

Additional Assignments based on training and competency:

    • Provide Hormonal Contraceptive Dispensing Services as outlined in the RN Hormonal Contraceptive Standardized Procedure competency
    • Provide MAB support to clinicians
    • Train and orient newly hired licensed staff
    • Facilitate Medical Assistant IM/Venipuncture training

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
    • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
    • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
    • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
    • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
    • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Los Angeles County Ordinance No. 184852.