Registered Nurse Float - Pomona, CA

Patient Services – Pomona /
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 our San Gabriel Valley 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 57+ 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:

    • A valid and current California Registered Nurse license required
    • Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification required
    • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays (at least 2 Sat a month)
    • Ability and willingness to work out of our health centers in Mid-Los Angeles and West LA (Downtown LA, South LA, West Hollywood)
    • 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:

    • Abortion patients are cared for at each of our health centers, and in part through the administrative, support, and other non-clinical services provided at all PPLA locations, and by all PPLA employees. Supporting these critical services is an essential job duty, and a fundamental responsibility of all employees and contractors.
    • 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
    • Hiring range: $50 - 60 per hour (Non-Exempt)

    • Compensation Philosophy and Position Hiring Range:
      At Planned Parenthood Los Angeles we continuously work towards our values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including with our compensation philosophy. PPLA recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, so we are committed to ensuring all positions are rooted in a description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and that they are compensated equitably which takes into account both internal organizational equity and market compensation data for similar roles.
Equal Employment Opportunity will be afforded to all applicants and other covered persons without regard to protected characteristics, including their perceived protected characteristic. Protected categories include: race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as, braids, locs, and twists as examples but not exhaustive list), color, religion or religious creed (including religious belief, observation, practice, dress, and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed service), and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PPLA will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with the requirements of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.