Mrs. Ranujie Wijayasooriya

Ms. Rajunie Wijayasooriya, currently a Registered Trauma Nurse, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, for the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC), a Level I Trauma Center in Los Angeles California.
Ms. Wijayasooriya, was born and raised in Kelaniya to parents Thalatha and Late Sunil Wickramaratne. Ranuji is a past pupil of Museaus College Colombo. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at California State University of Long Beach, followed by an Associates Degree in Registered Nursing. She is currently pending her Master’s of Science in Nursing.
She has 9 years of specialty experience in Trauma, Emergent, and Urgent Care Medicine under her sleeve. She provides nursing care and handles medical emergencies resulting from events such as Strokes, Cardiac Arrest, Traumatic Full Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Motor Vehicle Collisions, and all traumatic situations that walk into the Trauma Center. She currently works as a Team Lead of the Department with Charge Nurse duties, a preceptor for newly hired Registered Nurses, resources person for all staff in the department, provides education for nurses with new implementations, new equipment and new policies and procedures. Ranujie also serves in the Stroke Task Force Committee and as a Committee member with an interdisciplinary team of LEAN project management in the Emergency Department, Resuscitation and Base Task Force and in the Emergency Department Nursing Retention Committee. As a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) she is specialized in care in the pre-hospital settings. These are mostly air-medical personnel or critical care transport providers with specialized training and experience in pre-hospital care. She is certified and able to operate at or above the level of a paramedic and is authorized to operate base station phones for the medical command for ground ambulance or air medical units for all of Los Angeles County and City of Los Angeles.
Ranujie was awarded the prestigious International Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, for the incredibly meaningful difference she makes in the lives of so many people every day, whilst working at one of the largest Emergency Trauma Centers in Los Angeles.
In addition, under Sheriff La Berge of Los Angeles Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department presented her with the Humanitarian Award in August of 2017. This award was presented to her as a Life-Saving award for her display of unselfish commitment to human life, and for selflessly performing an act of personal commitment and sacrifice to help a teenage girl from saving her life from a suicide attempt.
One of Ranujie’s current projects are Developing Emergency Nursing Education, under the banner “Nurses without Borders” – A program for Nurses in developing countries of evidence-based research practices of nursing, provide compassion, love, and care to underprivileged children with health care needs, daily personal needs, and educate them about health safety.
Ranujie has also assisted at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and Karapitiya Hospital, Galle as a faculty member at the Developing EM Conference in Sri Lanka, teaching emergency practices to newly developing emergency programs in the country. As President of Museaus College Past Pupils Association (MCPPA) USA Branch (2014-2016), she raised funds along with outstanding committee members to provide cataract eye surgeries to underprivileged elders in Sri Lanka and worked with many other various charitable organizations.
Ranuji’s future mission is to be an Ambassador to provide Emergency Nursing Education to developing countries and share the leadership skills among Nurses globally.
Ranuji resides in Long Beach, with the love of her life Deepal and adorable two children Dhevin 5 years and Nayeli 7 months old.