Job: Critical Care Nurse - Intensive Care Unit (Open & Promotional)

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Pay: $108,908.80 to $128,731.20/year

Salary : $9,075.73 - $10,727.60 Monthly $108,908.80 - $128,731.20 Annually

Posted: 08/10/2017

Job Status: Part Time

Job Reference #: 1354605

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Critical Care Nurse - Intensive Care Unit (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$9,075.73 - $10,727.60 Monthly
$108,908.80 - $128,731.20 Annually
Job Type:Part-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
 
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on June 8, 2017 to update the current vacancy shift.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on May 22, 2017 to update the current vacancy shift.


Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on March 27, 2017 to update the current vacancy shift.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on March 1, 2017 to update the current vacancy shift.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on February 24, 2016 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."


San Mateo Medical Center has a County opportunity for two Regular part-time (0.8FTE) and one Relief part-time (0.5FTE) Critical Care Nurses - ICU. Under direction, the incumbents will perform varied professional nursing duties with primary emphasis on professional nursing care for hospital or clinic patients; treat and educate patients, their families and the public about various medical conditions; record medical histories and symptoms; perform diagnostic tests and analyze results; operate medical machinery; administer treatment and medications; assist with patient follow-up and rehabilitation; and perform other duties as assigned and required by assigned clinical setting.

The ideal candidates will be fully competent to independently perform a full range of professional nursing duties and procedures that require the exercise of a high degree of clinical judgment. They will also have two years of experience working in acute care hospital units providing care to patients with serious, complex and acute illnesses or injuries that require very close monitoring and extensive medication protocols and therapies.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Complete patient assessments, triage, and record patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Establish and implement nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Participate in patient case conferences and rounds.
  • Organize, assign and supervise duties and responsibilities of other staff members as a team leader.
  • Orient and teach new staff members of the nursing team and students.
  • 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 patients and their families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referral.
  • Participate in educational programs to maintain level of expertise.
  • Participate in non-clinical assignments, which may include maintaining records, preparing reports and/or serving on special committees.
  • Operate a variety of medical machinery and equipment.
  • Administer treatment and medications.
  • Maintain knowledge of outpatient resources.
  • Develop discharge plans for patients.
  • Perform related duties as assigned and as required by assigned work setting, as described below.  
Critical Care Nurse
Duties for nurses in this series may also include the following:
  • Record, assess and observe patient progress, reactions and symptoms.
  • Monitor patient rehabilitation.
  • Monitor life support equipment.
  • Attend to wound dressings.
  • Monitor patients in restraint and seclusion and maintain patient safety.
  • Determine medical or psychiatric emergency need and provide intervention.
  • Recognize symptoms of major psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse or equivalent and a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Critical Care Nurse:
  • Possession of an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Positions assigned to Emergency Room require a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
  • Positions assigned to Emergency Room require a 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; and clinical systems, supplies and equipment.

Skill/Ability to: Nurse Practice Act; perform nursing procedures required for assigned clinical setting; comply with clinical procedures and policies; maintain professional nurse-patient relationships; communicate with and educate patients, families, and the public who come from a diverse background; work harmoniously with other personnel; follow safety practices; assist in the instruction of other nursing and paraprofessional personnel; bend, kneel and squat as needed; occasionally use upper extremities to exert force to push and pull patients/objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; and work in a busy environment.
 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, 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.

 This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

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%), which may include an additional exam component given prior to or during the interview.

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. 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.

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 time frame will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit 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.

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Analyst: Lillian Lilles (020916) (Critical Care Nurse - F022)

Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, RN ICU, Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit, RN Intensive Care Unit, Registered Nurse ICU, Critical Care Nurse
 

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