Job: Clinical Nurse Educator for Intensive Care Unit (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Clinical Nurse Educator for Intensive Care Unit (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 11/22/17 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 November 14, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be November 22, 2017.

**Please note:  This position has been filled.

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on March 27, 2017 to extend the Final Filing Date.  This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

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  is an integrated delivery system of healthcare focused on the needs of the underserved, within a County system of care. The San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) serves as a key provider within the Health Plan of San Mateo's (HPSM) public/private network. Our integrated delivery system includes a fully accredited acute care hospital that is licensed to operate 509 beds including a 64-bed medical/surgical unit, a 7-bed intensive care unit, a 34-bed inpatient psychiatric services unit and 32 skilled nursing beds in San Mateo, and 14 clinics throughout the County of San Mateo.

Do you love to teach? Pass on the passion of nursing and educate our Critical Care nursing staff.

The current full-time, permanent vacancy is in the Intensive Care Unit. The successful hire in this position will:
  • Monitor and maintain the competency and education records of all Critical Care staff and participate in hospital committees that directly influence the quality of nursing care in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Actively contribute to the department organizational plan to ensure that this plan reflects state and national professional/health care trends as well as current standards of nursing practice and meeting regulatory standards.
  • Accept direct patient care assignments in proportion to other responsibilities including orientation and on-boarding of new staff and staff evaluations.
  • Exercise your clinical knowledge acquired from 2-5 years of experience in a Critical Care setting.
  • Display your assessment, evaluation, critical thinking and technical skills.
  • Exhibit your strong communication and teaching skills from previous experience in a formal and/or informal educational role.
The ideal candidate will possess expert knowledge of the electronic medical record for the creation of reports, auditing, and educational responsibilities. Additionally, the incumbent will split their time, dedicating 50% to direct patient care responsibilities and 50% to indirect patient care as the nurse educator. Note: percentage of time is an estimate and will be based on the needs of the day, flexibility is required.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Clinical Nurse duties direct and indirect as assigned.
  • Support nursing Education Department as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Resolve unusual or unique patient care problems or situations which require analytical, interpretative and constructive thinking.
  • Formulate and develop plans, procedures and program content designed to meet specifically identified training/educational needs of nursing staff.
  • 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.
  • Conduct formal classroom instruction in the more difficult or complex areas of nursing technology requiring a knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and theoretical concepts underlying specific nursing procedures or techniques.
  • Communicate research findings by publication and presentation at professional meetings.
  • Evaluate nursing research literature and own research findings for implementation and incorporation as appropriate, into patient care activities.
  • Serve as role model and resource person for staff and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
  • Advanced principles and practices in specialty areas.
  • Nurse Practice Act.
  • Current nursing and related medical theory and skills necessary to administer nursing care within assigned clinical setting.
  • Safety and infection control practices.
  • Clinical systems, supplies and equipment.
  • Modern principles, techniques, and procedures of nursing.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Use and maintenance of medical instruments and equipment.
  • Use and effects of medicines.
  • Public health principles.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Medical research principles and practices.
  • Principles of training and education.
  • Lean principles and methodologies.
  • Data abstraction and utilization.
  • Basic statistics for reporting purposes.
  • Report writing.
  • Regulatory and accreditation requirements for assigned area.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Provide leadership and direction to multi-disciplinary medical teams.
  • Give direction to staff.
  • Evaluate the work of others.
  • Develop and present training and continuing education programs.
  • Design, evaluate, construct and modify research models; carry out research and present findings.
  • Perform the full range of nursing duties and responsibilities.
  • Prepare clear and concise medical record documentation.
  • Write articles for publication on areas of specialty.
  • Identify problems or discrepancies and make suggestions for corrective actions.
  • Teach and orient staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff members.
  • Communicate effectively.
Education and Experience:
  • Associate Degree in Nursing with two years clinical experience including one year in a clinical specialty area, or 
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or a health related field with one year of clinical experience including six months in a clinical specialty area, or
  • Masters degree in Nursing.
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse.

Additional Qualifications for Restricted Positions: 
Specific qualifications are required beyond those specified above for the assignments listed below.

Nurse Educator - Must have knowledge of and verifiable experience in adult education curriculum development, program evaluation, and evidence-based and best practice implementation. 
 Application/Examination:
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/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight:pass/fail) 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. All 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 Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of submitting the required application materials. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~

Final Filing Date:  November 22, 2017
Application Screening: Week of April 3, 2017
Combined Panel/Department Interviews: Week of April 10, 2017


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 http://hr.smcgov.org/conviction-information-applicants-faqs 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.

County of San Mateo Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Analyst: Wendy Young (022817)  (Clinical Nurse  F011)

 

 
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