Job: Critical Care Nurse - Emergency Room (Open)

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Critical Care Nurse - Emergency Room (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$52.36 - $61.89 Hourly
$4,188.80 - $4,951.20 Biweekly
$9,075.73 - $10,727.60 Monthly
$108,908.80 - $128,731.20 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on July 27, 2016 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

At San Mateo Medical Center, we are always seeking ways to enhance the already impressive services we offer. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the exceptional care we provide and the extraordinary professionals who provide it. Here, you'll have the chance to develop your talents with a skilled team of people who actively support and encourage each other's success.  If you're ready to open new doors for your career, join us today!

We are currently seeking full-time (evening/night shifts) and part-time (all shifts) skilled Registered Nurses with proven Emergency Department experience. Under direction, the successful hires will provide varied professional nursing duties with primary emphasis on professional nursing care for hospital or clinic patients.

Our Level 2 Emergency Department is dedicated to providing quality, responsive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department provides emergency care to a primarily underserved and underinsured population. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • At least one year or 300 clinical rotation hours of direct, proven experience in an emergency room and/or Critical Care setting preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
  • Experience caring for patients with multiple co-morbidities.
  • Experience working with diverse, underserved populations.
NOTE: The current vacancies are full-time permanent, part-time permanent, and Limited-Term positions in a variety of shifts. 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:
  • Establish and implement nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Perform nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Identify problems, assist in data gathering, propose solutions and participate in evaluation of quality assurance issues.
  • Work with patient and their families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referral.
  • Orient and teach new staff members of the nursing team and students.
  • Participate in non-clinical assignments which may include maintaining records, preparing reports and/or serving on special committees.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse is required. Possession of current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificates are all required to be employed in the Emergency Room. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification within three months of hire.

Knowledge of:
  • 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.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Perform nursing procedures required for assigned clinical setting.
  • Comply with clinical procedures and policies.
  • Maintain professional nurse-patient relationships.
  • Work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Follow safety practices.
  • Assist in the instruction of other nursing and paraprofessional personnel.
  • Maintain accurate records and preparing reports.

Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our standard County employment application. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

The examination may consist of an 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 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 next phase of the selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the test. 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. 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.

~Tentative Recruitment Schedule~
Application screening: Week of August 8, 2016
Panel interviews: Week of August 15, 2016

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: Lillian Lilles (070516) (Critical Care Nurse - F022)
Keywords: Nursing, Critical care, resident nurse, RN

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