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Careers

A career in health care is one of the most promising and exciting career choices today! Eisenhower Medical Center offers a variety of rewarding employment opportunities for: registered nurses, nurses assistants, monitor technicians, phlebotomists, housekeepers, radiation therapists, physical therapists and many more.

From the moment you enter our doors, you will sense an organizational commitment to the promotion of health and well-being for our patients and staff. If you are a team player, we invite you to join our organization whose values are integrity, respect, honesty and professionalism.

Visit Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California and you'll see why this community near Palm Springs is one of the most popular resort areas in the country. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, this palm-tree covered desert oasis has many opportunities for outdoor activities, fine shopping and restaurants, and close proximity to major cities like San Diego, Los Angeles and many beach communities."

Critical Care Department

 

The Legend of the Critical Care Nurse

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The new Eisenhower Medical Center Critical Care unit is augmented by specialty driven CSU, Neuro ICU, Surgical ICU and Pulmonary units, supported by an active and progressive orientation program for intensive care. Our preceptors, CNS, physician support and involvement, and the opportunity to learn the newest research-based practices, make this a truly exciting and challenging environment.

With completion of the new Annenberg Pavilion, the Critical Care Department will expand to 46 private patient rooms which will be fully equipped with the latest monitoring capabilities, state-of-the-art medication dispensing technologies, electronic charting and special amenities for the patient and the family.

Our Medical-Surgical ICU serves the critically ill who have cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions. CCU cares for our unstable cardiac population, specifically those with acute myocardial infarctions, cardiogenic shock and congestive heart failure. Our CSU serves the thoracic surgical patients which are recovered in the room at a 1:1 ratio. State-of-the-art equipment with continuous CO/SvO2 monitoring and digital radiographic imaging provide our staff with ongoing access to patient data and information.

Nursing care in these units is augmented with our Respiratory Therapy staff and 24/7 monitor technician support staff. We have an all-RN staff with 1:1 and 2:1 staffing ratios, self-scheduling and 12-hour shifts. We have an active and progressive orientation program for both intensive and cardiac surgical care. Our preceptors, CNS, physician support and involvement, and the opportunity to learn the newest research-based practices, make this a truly exciting and challenging environment.

Emergency Department

 

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The Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center is a 45-bed Level II Base Station, averaging 65,000+ visits per year. The ED has a collaborative and dedicated team of physicians, nurses, ED Techs, phlebotomists, RCPs, x-ray techs, social services, a concierge, and 24-hour internal and external security. The department is staffed with a dedicated team leader, day and night charge nurses, clinical educator, pre-hospital liaison nurse, ED quality nurse and a forensic program coordinator. Our patient population ranges from neonates to geriatrics. A large proportion of our patients have cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, and oncologic diagnoses. Our AMI and Stroke Clinical Pathways have decreased triage time to intervention. Interventional cardiology and neuro-radiology services are available 24/7. The ED has digital radiography, Accudose supply stations and medication dispensing units and a 24-hour ED dedicated stat lab.

We utilize 24-hour triage with a 3:1 patient-to-nurse ratio at peak times. Triage/treatment protocols are integral to reducing length of stay and enhance patient satisfaction to promote the highest level of continuity, coordination, and comprehensive care. The Emergency Department is committed to maintaining clinical excellence. We would like to invite you to join our team in this truly exciting environment of growth and expansion! Our multi-disciplinary triage team includes ED support staff and a physician for patient-centered care.
The Emergency Department is a Joint Commission Accredited Chest Pain Center and Joint Pain Center.

Inpatient Surgery

 

Surgical Technology at Eisenhower Medical Center

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Inpatient Surgery Department has 10 rooms with 8-9 of those rooms scheduled daily. The department performs approximately 8,000 cases per year. There is a dedicated cardiac team for the open-heart program, which performs approximately 600 cases per year. Our patient population is primarily adults with a small pediatric and adolescent population.

Other services provided are: orthopedics, spine, vascular, general, urology, thoracic, gynecology, plastics and neurosurgery.

OR Assistants provide support to the surgical team. PAs and RNFAs are used as required. The department is in operation from 0645-2300 with staff on staggered 12-hour shifts. On call is required and is equally divided among all staff. The usual commitment is one shift per week and one weekend per month.

We are looking for staff with strong perioperative knowledge, skills and extensive OR experience. We currently have openings for our CVOR team. There are monthly OR education programs and we maintain a strong core of long term employees.

Medical Surgical Departments

ORTHOPEDICS:

The Orthopedics Department is a 48-bed unit serving adults and geriatrics with major diagnoses which include hip and knee replacements, hip pinning, spinal fusion, laminectomy (cervical and lumbar), shoulder manipulations and repair, fractures with surgery, skeletal traction, osteomyelitis, and chronic muscular skeletal pain. The Surgical/Pediatric Department provides care for patients of all ages. The most common diagnoses among the pediatric population are respiratory complications, sepsis, dehydration, gastrointestinal illnesses, surgical procedures, and acute injuries. Most of the care provided is for patients requiring general surgery, urology, gynecology, vascular, ear, nose and throat services, and cosmetic surgery."

ONCOLOGY:

The Oncology Department serves a patient population that is primarily geriatric with conditions that include pneumonia, diabetes, bowel obstruction, renal failure, sepsis, and altered levels of consciousness.The unit serves an oncology population with newly diagnosed, recurrent or metastatic cancer, lymphomas, and leukemia that require chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Representatives from all disciplines coordinate the management of patient problems and also help develop and implant components of the discharge plan.

Newly Graduated Registered Nurses

Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) wishes to congratulate you on your recent graduation from Nursing School. What an amazing achievement!

If you are interested in starting your career as an RN with EMC, once you have graduated and have a date scheduled for an NCLEX exam (or have already passed), please complete an online application for the RN position on our CAREERS page that is most in line with your nursing career goals.

Your application will be considered along with those of experienced RNs. If the business needs of the unit can support a novice nurse, and your application appears to be a match for the needs of the department, you will be contacted for an interview. If selected, you will receive the necessary orientation for success as you embark on your new chosen field in nursing.

Pre-OP/PACU

The Pre-op/PACU Department comprises 27 beds and we care for a wide variety of surgical cases starting at age 2. The Department utilizes ASPAN staffing practice and follows the ASPAN standards of care. ACLS and PALS certification is required with critical care background preferred. We staff 12-hour shifts with approximately 3 call commitments per month.

Our department is a friendly, professional team in an exciting, dynamic surgical wing. We strive to exceed expectations by going the extra mile, showing courtesy and respect to our patients, families and each other.

Same Day Surgery

Our Same Day Surgery Department consists of four operating rooms with six pre-operative and eight post-operative beds and performs approximately 3,200 cases per year. The department specializes in ENT, General, Urological and Plastic/Reconstructive surgeries.

The department is open Monday through Friday from 0600 and closes at 1900. The operating rooms begin at 0715 with two rooms closing at 1530 and two rooms closing at 1730. Eight and ten hour shifts are available with staff rotating late days. Emphasis is on excellant customer service and superior outcomes.

Telemetry Department

Eisenhower's Telemetry Departments serve a diverse patient population of cardiac and orthopedic surgery patients, CHF, AFIB, and post-surgical patients who require cardiac monitoring. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:4 with Nurse Assistants and Monitor Technician support on both shifts. All nurses are ACLS trained. Orientation is extensive and ongoing educational opportunities are provided.

The Vascular Department is a progressive 31-bed telemetry/vascular intermediate unit with patients that are post-cardiac cath, carotid, endarterectomy, fem-pop bypass, aortic aneurysm repairs and patients on nitroglycerin, amiodarone, and 2B3A inhibitor drugs. Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:3 on all shifts and all nurses are ACLS, basic arrhythmia and vascular-trained to pull sheaths. This team-oriented unit is energized by the fast-paced environment and for those who enjoy learning new technology. Self-scheduling supports your lifestyle on all of the telemetry units.

The Special Care Departments are adjacent inpatient telemetry units where care is given to patients with pre- and post-open heart surgeries. Also treated are those with preand post-invasive/non-invasive diagnostic cardiac work ups, unstable cardiac rhythms or status, and unstable lab values requiring telemetry monitoring. Both units work closely with the Emergency Department, Critical Care units (ICU/CCU/CSU), and also with Case Management in providing the appropriate post discharge plan.