Staff Nurse II - Med-Surg
Company: St. Joseph Health
Posted on: April 3, 2021
We are looking for a Staff Nurse II - Petaluma Staff Nurse
Partnership for the Med-Surg Department at NorCal HealthConnect.
Location: Petaluma, CA--
Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly hours
Shift: 12 hour, Nights Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Department Manager, the Staff Nurse II
independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically
and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from
a variety of sources to assess, plan implement and evaluate the
results of patient care.-- Essential Functions:
- Demonstrates the ability to use all components of the nursing
process including assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating
care to meet the patient needs.
- Assessment:-- ----- Assesses patients according to department
standards and anticipates changes in patients' status.--
----- Identifies obvious as well as subtle patient problems and/or
abnormal assessments and appropriately reports and resolves.
- Planning:-- ----- Develops plan of care based on age specific
----- Involves patient and family and interdisciplinary resource to
develop and revise plan of care.--
----- Uses action plans, goals and time frames to produce desired
- Implementing Care:-- ----- Demonstrates knowledge and skills
necessary to provide care appropriate to the age specific patient's
needs, including teaching and discharge planning. Documents care
----- Provides assistance to others in implementing complex
----- Administers medications and treatments according to hospital
policy and procedure and accepted standards of age specific care
and department standards.--
----- Communicates effectively with physicians, patients and
families within their age specific categories, providing necessary
information from the patient, family, other nurses, physicians and
allied health care professionals.--
----- Promotes a climate in which patients/families may act in
their own interest and intervenes when they are unable to do so.
- Evaluating Care:-- ----- Assesses, reassesses and evaluates
patient response to care.--
----- Participates with patient/family and other healthcare
provided in evaluation of patient outcomes.
- Demonstrates leadership in handling daily activities on the
unit:-- ----- Promotes and enhances collaborative/caring
----- Acts as a resource to team members.--
----- Supervises assigned staff members, based on knowledge of the
person's job description and scope of practice.--
----- Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to JCAHO, Title
22, hospital, departmental policies and procedures and other
----- Demonstrates efficient use of time and resources by working
within established budget parameters.--
----- Participates in identification and implementation of cost
----- Demonstrates commitment to department objectives and
standards and in collaboration with the nurse manager, participates
in at least one activity, project, to help the department/hospital
maintain high quality, cost effective workflow and service to
patient. ----- Maintains clinical competencies according to
----- Demonstrates a commitment for self-growth and
----- Participates in the review process by identifying, developing
and implementing goals and action plan with nurse manager.--
----- Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital
and department communications/information and changes in
----- Recognizes the importance of practice trends in nursing and
participates in research/quality data collection.--
----- Assists in modifying/improving practice based on clinical
findings and literature.--
----- Participates with the nurse manager in the development and
implementation of department goals.
- Other specific competencies that have been identified by the
manager related to changes in departmental operations that focus on
current clinical practices and are listed on the Supplemental
- Provides care to patients in assigned units to ensure safe and
appropriate medical care. Tasks performed to carry out this
function include set up of equipment as dictated by varying
situations (e.g. Continuous Passive Motion device, IV Pumps,
Pacemaker monitors); monitoring of vitals signs; appropriate and
timely response to emergent events; administering medications;
activities of daily living; and others.
- Assess patient's physiologic and psychological needs in a
competent and comprehensive manner by performing basic initial
patient assessment upon arrival. Reports abnormal assessment and
documents assessment data according to assigned department
- Evaluates the outcome of patient care by reporting changes,
documenting patient response, consulting with appropriate personnel
and providing rationale for nursing action or inaction based on
outlined protocols. Documents patient status as dictated by
patients' procedures, condition, and other variables.
- Contributes to the individualized patient care plan by
initiating the patient care plan, utilizing development stage
appropriate interventions, reviews/updates patient care plan,
- Implements patient's plan of care by delivering care,
demonstrating skills, administers/documents medications as
directed, performs and documents treatments and procedures,
accompany patients to other units/locations; and others as
instructed in department orientation/protocol.
- Additional functions: Contributes to the management and
efficient operation of the department; participates in performance
improvement by performing indicated departmental accountabilities;
participates in performance improvement by performing indicated
departmental accountabilities; and others as noted in SJHS job
description for Staff Nurse I, II, or III. Skills:
- Able to communicate effectively in English (verbal and
- Effective skills in communication, problem solving,
interpersonal relationships, and prioritization.
- Has the flexibility to adapt to new and changing
- Has the ability to think critically.
- Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Basic computer skills.
- Participates as a collaborative member of the Patient Care
Team. Minimum Position Qualifications: Experience: 6 months of
experience as a RN in a health care setting.
- BLS within 60 days of hire.
- Medical/Surgical RN:
- Telemetry certification within 6 months of hire. Preferred
Position Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree on Nursing.
Experience: One (1) year of Acute care experience. Providence St.
Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health
and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in
Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the
doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue
the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an
integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient,
palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County
facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa
Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In
addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg
Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our
services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of
Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel
Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as
well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care
services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying
hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care,
education to promote health and prevent chronic disease,
rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and
more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the
Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with
applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in
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