Medical/Surgical Specialty Units/Telemetry

Provide world-renowned care to a diverse patient population. Our nurses in our various Medical and Telemetry Units are able to provide specialized and continuous attention, as patients move through different—and sometimes difficult—processes of treatment or recovery.
We are committed to the highest-quality care for every level of a patient’s needs.

Patients from all over the globe are referred to UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine for care. As a Medical/Surgical nurse, you will have the opportunity to serve a diverse patient population as you advance your nursing expertise.

Medical & Surgical Specialty/Telemetry units at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center include: Gonda Observation Unit; Medical Telemetry Unit; Cardiac Observation Unit; Cardiac Surgery Unit; Neuroscience and Stroke Unit; Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Unit; Clinical Translational Science Institute; General Surgery Units for Gyn-Onc, Trauma, Head and Neck and Urology; Liver Transplant Unit; Vascular/Reconstructive Plastics/Orthopedics/Epilepsy Unit and a Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Unit.

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica offers an outstanding Orthopedics Unit, Medical Unit, General Surgery Unit, Solid Oncology Unit, Geriatric Unit and a Cardiology Intermediary Care Unit.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).