Clinical Nurse II - Emergency Department
County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA

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Under supervision, Clinical Nurse II apply the theoretical concepts of nursing to clinical practice by performing routine patient care assignments and established nursing policies and procedures in controlled patient care situations.

The Emergency Department (ED) is an integral component of the SCVMC Trauma Center. The unit consists of 24 beds, all with monitoring capabilities. The ED is recognized as the only comprehensive Emergency Department in Santa Clara County and the ED houses the county's only Paramedic Base Station. The ED staff treat and care for a diverse population of approximately 70,000 patients per year. ED nursing staff interact with nearly every specialty in the medical center. Patient conditions range from minor illnesses to life-threatening diseases and injuries. Computerized documentation and a patient tracking system are used to care for the over 200 patient per day. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is another important part of this dynamic department. The multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced in other Bay Area hospitals.

Clinical Nurse II would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience. New Graduate Nurses do not meet the requirements for a Clinical Nurse II.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Distinguishing Characteristics:
Typical Tasks:
Assessment

Interviews patient and/or family to obtain data for nursing assessment, records and reports data;

Utilizes assessment data to formulate nursing diagnosis;

Applies knowledge of normal parameters; identifies deviation from normal, obvious patient problems, symptoms, and/or behavioral changes. Reports these to the appropriate authority;

Makes observations about physical, psycho-social, cultural, learning needs and response of patient and families; documents in a clear, concise manner.

Planning

Identifies patient care problems and establishes priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;

Understands goals and plans of care, for the usual patient population;

Initiates a patient care plan and collaborates when appropriate;

Contributes to the revision of the initial patient care plan dependent upon the changing needs of the patient;

Contributes to the development of unit standards of care;

Plans patient teaching activities.

Implementation

Establishes priorities and gives nursing care based on the patient care plan;

Implements the patient care plan;

Seeks supervision and guidance in further developing nursing skills, in performing procedures not yet mastered and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;

Accepts accountability for all nursing care provided;

Monitors compliance with safety standards and care protocols for self and others;

Records nursing care given and patient's response to care;

Assists in coordinating the activities needed to implement the patient care plan;

Participates in implementation of patient discharge plan;

Teaches patient and families;

Compiles with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses;

May participate in research projects.

Evaluation

Evaluates the patient's response to care provided;

Communicates evaluation outcomes;

Evaluates teaching provided by self and others.

Employment Standards:
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position as indicated above.

Experience Note:
A candidate typically would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience.

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