This examination is being given to fillone (1) per diem vacancy inSan Joaquin General Hospital's Emergency Departmentand to establisha referral poolto fill future potential vacancies. Ideal candidates should demonstrate strong preceptor experience within an EDsetting, problem solving skills, promote growth of current nursing staff, possess emergency department and trauma experience and possess an ability to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment.
San Joaquin General Hospital is a 196-bed teaching hospital and is a designated level III Trauma Center and Certified Stroke facility. San Joaquin County Hospital is dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees. The Agency is committed to the delivery of community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable health care throughout San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin General is a 24/7 facility serving the needs of our community. You may be scheduled to work any shift and any days of the week, including weekends and holidays.
The Mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide compassionate care to the culturally diverse residents of San Joaquin County. We are responsive to the changing needs of health care in a cost-effective, creative, and innovative manner. This is achieved through providing an environment in which excellence in nursing practice can occur, nurtured by the education of staff, patients, and family.
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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
TYPICAL DUTIES Initiates the nursing process and performs highly skilled, clinical patient care including therapeutic measures prescribed by medical authority within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act and department policy; participates in preparation and implementation of written nursing care plans for individual patients. Evaluates the total nursing needs of the patient including physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic; participates in planning, coordinating and administering total patient care; evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress; participates in preparation and implementation of written nursing care plans for individual patients. Works with patients and families through teaching, counseling, and other methodology in order to help them understand, cope with, and accept illness, treatment, and therapy; assists in self care strategies; may supervise and participate in therapy groups, individual counseling and family conferences, as necessary; provides crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up therapy; makes crisis referrals as required. Implements and interprets standards of care; communicates and records assessments, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and evaluations of patient's progress using nursing care plans; maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients. Serves as a preceptor for new employees by orienting, teaching, participating in the evaluation process, and by serving as a role model and resource person. Keeps records of patient's health care treatment and/or hospital stay; prepares reports and standard forms; initiates and completes performance improvement and other studies in cooperation with the Nursing Department Manager. Assumes full responsibility for the supervision of a unit or shift in the absence of an Assistant Nursing Department Manager or Nursing Department Manager; supervises and assists nursing personnel in the performance of patient care. Maintains and updates knowledge base and nursing skills by reading literature, attending workshops, lectures, conferences and classes as may be required by the Administration of the Department of Health Care Services. Participates on committees as assigned; may represent the department to outside organizations. Participates in the identification of staff development needs for members of the nursing staff. Prepares and presents, within established guidelines, clinical projects as assigned; as applicable, consults and coordinates projects with Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Education and Training Division, or other divisions as appropriate for preparation of courses for Nursing and other staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Note: Supplemental Application must be submitted with regular employment application. EITHER I: Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field. Experience :
Three (3)years of progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse in anEmergency Department, including one (1) yearat a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse IV. OR II: Certification:
Possession of National Certification CEN or CCRN Experience:
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse in an Emergency Department, including one (1) year at a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse IV. OR III: Certification:
International Certification TNCC or ENPC Experience:
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse in an Emergency Department, including one (1) year at a level equivalent to a San Joaquin county Staff Nurse IV. AND: Licenses and Certificates :
Current registration as a nurse in the State of California. Successful completion of ED Essentials Course or equivalent, MSETriage, ACLS Certification, Preceptor Course or equivalent, and PALS. MICN-Code 3 clearance must be obtained within 6-12 months of date of hire or promotion to the Staff Nurse V position in the Emergency Department .
Theory, techniques, and practices of nursing, particularly in area of specialization; new developments in patient care; skills specific to clinical scope of practice: the nursing process; nursing staffing patterns; basic supervision; leadership skills; safety principles and practices; applicable Federal and State laws as related to patient care.
Supervise and assist members of the health care team; maintain a high standard of care; deal with patients empathetically and respectfully while performing treatments prescribed; instruct patients in self care and preventative health strategies; follow oral and written instructions of a technical and professional nature in accurately; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; establish and maintain effective customer service; maintain accurate records and prepare routine reports; develop and implement individualized care plans for patients; coordinate the several types of services which may be necessary for appropriate care; assist other staff in understanding current psycho-physiological aspects of illness; set priorities; work accurately under pressure; interpret policies and procedures; teach clinical skills; develop basic teaching plans and teach classes; supervise and participate effectively in performance improvement processes; provide and promote a positive learning environment.
Mobility - Constant walking; frequent operation of a keyboard; standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling, bending and squatting; occasional sitting for long periods of time, running, climbing stairs and climbing; Frequency of Lifting -Frequent restraining lifting/turning of heavy objects or people ; Visual Requirements- Constant need for overall vision, color and depth perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision/peripheral vision; frequent reading and close up work; Dexterity - Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking -Constant hearing of normal speech; frequent hearing and talking on telephone or radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over public address; Emotional/Psychological Factors -Constant concentration and public contact; occasional exposure to hazardous materials; frequent exposure to emergency situations, including trauma, grief and death, decision making, working weekends and nights; occasional work at heights, working alone and overtime; Environmental Conditions -Frequent exposure to assaultive behavior by clients; o ccasional exposure to noise, cold/heat, and hazardous materials, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo
. Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection. Testing Accommodation:
Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. Physical Exam
: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities. Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam
: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen. Employment of Relatives:
Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
- They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
- The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule. Proof of Eligibility:
If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY Apply Online: www.sjgov.org/department/hr By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202 Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370 Job Line:
For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division)
. San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy:
San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees. Equal Opportunity Employer
: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled