Charge Nurse - Fair Oaks Children's Clinic - Spanish Speaking Preferred (Open)
County of San Mateo - San Mateo, CA

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This recruitment was amended on April 24, 2013, from Spanish speaking required to preferred.

San Mateo Medical Center's Fair Oaks Children's Clinic in Redwood City is currently looking for a Charge Nurse who is looking for an exciting opportunity to help develop a new pediatric outpatient clinic.

Through growth and change, San Mateo County Health System remains committed to provide quality medical care to meet the health needs of the community. Our commitment is to provide quality care with a compassionate touch and we strive to help you maintain a balance between work and family. San Mateo County Health System, which operates a 231-bed acute care facility and 12 outpatient clinics, has been providing healthcare to our community and surrounding service area since 1930. The Charge Nurse , in collaboration with the clinic manager, directs nursing care, coordinates resources for their clinic and performs administrative activities, while providing leadership and support to staff. The Charge Nurse provides quality care to patients in compliance with prescribed standards and participates as member of the clinic management team in the development and implementation of clinic goals, interfacing with the supervising physician and clinic manager for short-term problem solving.

The ideal candidate has at least two years of pediatric outpatient nursing experience and at least one year of supervisory experience. The ideal candidate is also experienced in providing education and updates to staff, as well as in scheduling for multiple shifts, and has excellent communication skills. Knowledge of quality improvement processes and community health systems is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has also worked with the underserved population; and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Computer literacy, prior experience with electronic medical records and registries is preferred.

NOTE: The list created from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future permanent, extra help and/or temporary vacancies.

Examples Of Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assess, evaluate and direct nursing activities on an assigned shift to provide quality care to patients in compliance with prescribed standards and in conjunction with nursing management.
  • Supervise and perform nursing assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of patient care on the unit.
  • Work in conjunction with nursing management to coordinate adequate unit staffing for the assigned shift.
  • Participate with unit or clinic nursing management in interviewing, hiring, completing evaluations and performing disciplinary counseling of staff.
  • Supervise the work of professional and paraprofessional nursing staff.
  • Work with nursing management to identify staff development needs and to implement continuing education programs.
  • Assist nursing management in planning unit or clinic budget.
  • Interpret policies and procedures to nursing staff.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Coordinate with ancillary support departments to coordinate total patient care.
  • Maintain and evaluate records.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse.
Knowledge of:

  • Nurse Practice Act and professional and governmental standards or regulations pertaining to nursing.
  • Nursing theories, principles, methods and practices.
  • Safety and infection control principles.
  • Clinical systems, supplies and equipment.
  • Principles of staff development.
  • Supervisory principles.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Perform and evaluate the performance of nursing procedures required for the assigned shift and clinical setting.
  • Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of nursing staff.
  • Comprehend, interpret, and implement nursing policies and procedures.
  • Instruct and train professional and paraprofessional employees.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain professional nurse-patient and nurse-physician relationships.
  • Prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.


Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form .

The examination may consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include the evaluation of a written or performance exercise given immediately preceding the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. As a result, not all applicants are guaranteed advancement through the selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the interviews. All interviews will take place in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online . If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Ericka Gosha (032813) (Charge Nurse - F012)

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