Job: Charge Nurse - Daly City Clinic (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Charge Nurse - Daly City Clinic (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 04/24/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$57.50 - $67.98 Hourly
$4,600.00 - $5,438.40 Biweekly
$9,966.67 - $11,783.20 Monthly
$119,600.00 - $141,398.40 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on April 19, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be April 24, 2017. 
**Please note:  This position has been filled.

SMMC clinics nursing staff and other nursing professionals are encouraged to apply for this promotional opportunity.

The San Mateo Medical Center is seeking a qualified individual for the Full-Time Regular position of Charge Nurse for the Daly City Clinic.

The Daly City Clinic provides healthcare for adults and children in the following specialties:
  • Primary care
  • Family planning
  • Women's health
  • Podiatry
  • Nutrition
  • Dental services
  • Mental health services
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening and therapy
  • Healthcare for patients with HIV
The Charge Nurse, under general supervision, assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems; coordinates staffing schedules and works with an interdisciplinary group of providers, administrative staff, clinical support staff, and Medical Director; provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care; and keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.  The successful hire may occasionally work clinical hours as needed. The current position is for a full-time Charge Nurse vacancy on the Day Shift, which is from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of recent Ambulatory and/or nursing experience under Acute setting as a Registered Nurse and at least one year of lead/management/supervisory experience as a Registered Nurse. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a high volume, fast-paced clinic, is experienced in providing education and updates to staff, as well as in scheduling for multiple clinics, and has excellent communication skills.  Knowledge of quality improvement processes is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has also worked as part of interdisciplinary teams or with a variety of contracted providers. Computer literacy, prior experience with electronic medical records and registries is preferred.

 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.


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.

  • Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse.

Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help, or temporary position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. A supplemental questionnaire must be completed and submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given 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. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.
The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process.  Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
San Mateo County Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Wendy Young (060616) (Charge Nurse - F012)

Keywords: supervisor, medical, nursing, lead, nurse, management, RN

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