Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$114,358.40 - $135,158.41 Annually
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Extra Help - Agile (Limited Term)
San Mateo Medical Center
Job Number
3/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

NOTE:  This posting was edited on May 4, 2018 to add one Limited Term position.

San Mateo Medical Center is seeking two qualified and experienced Registered Nurses to fill one Limited Term and one Extra Help vacancy in the San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) Care Transition program.

The SMMC Care Transition program is a collaboration of several service agencies in the San Mateo County community that are willing to address the needs of the at-risk population in their homes. The SMMC Care Transition program aims to provide effective approaches to better support at-risk community members to understand and manage their health conditions, access the vast array of community services that can help prevent an expensive health crisis, and transition safely home when hospitalization does occur. The incumbent will be responsible for working directly with patients qualifying for this program based on the Coleman Model, and the incumbent will be expected to complete training on the Coleman Model once hired.

The ideal candidate is a Registered Nurse who is particularly experienced in providing care in home health and/or public health settings; has worked with the underserved population; and is comfortable working with the elderly population. The ideal candidate is also a critical thinker, problem-solver, and thrives in a dynamic environment.   

Term position:  The current Term  vacancy is a  limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed 3 years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Note: The extra-help vacancy is an at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Enroll patients in the program.
  • Develop plans of care to transition the patient home.
  • Conduct home visits for the patients.
  • Work with the patients to meet their health goals.
  • Identify necessary social resources to prevent the patient from readmitting, and secure these services for the patient.
  • Work collaboratively with community based organizations and county health system departments to ensure the necessary services are provided to patients in their home.
  • Conduct health and social needs screenings.
  • Participate in patient case conferences and rounds.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Prepare educational materials and maintain knowledge of outpatient resources.
  • Work with patients and their families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referral.
  • Participate in non-clinical assignments, which may include maintaining records, preparing reports, and/or serving on special committees.
  • Identify problems, assist in data gathering, propose solutions and participate in evaluation of quality assurance issues.
  • Participate in educational programs to maintain level of expertise.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


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: 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 diverse backgrounds; 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.

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


If you are interested in being considered for this extra help position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.

Cover letter
Responses to these supplemental questions:

1. Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse is required to qualify for this recruitment. Do you possess a current California license as a Registered Nurse? (Please include your license number.)  A "No" answer will disqualify you from this recruitment.)
 Yes  No

2. Possession of a current and valid Basic Life Support Certificate (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or a valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Red Cross is required to qualify for this recruitment. Which of the following certifications do you possess? (Include all that apply.)

Basic Life Support Certificate (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Red Cross
None of the above
3. Describe your most recent experience working with underserved population in the community. Be specific.

4. Describe your most recent experience working independently while serving the patients in the community. Be specific.

5. Describe your most recent experience serving the elderly population. Be specific.

Please include the words "Community Care Transitions Nurse Liaison-Limited Term/Extra Help" in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials must be in a Word or PDF format.
Please submit the above listed materials via email to: 
Irina Kaplan,  Health Services Manager I, San Mateo Medical Center 

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (responses to supplemental questions, writing sample, graphic design sample(s) and a resume) will not be considered.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.  

The County of San Mateo is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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