Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on May 16, 2018 to extend the Final Filing Date.  This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

San Mateo Medical Center is currently seeking a professional, goal-oriented Nursing Supervisor who will plan, organize, direct, and supervise the operations of our acute care facility during the evening and night shifts. As Nursing Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to manage patient care while ensuring appropriate quality of care and compliance with regulations. In addition, your responsibilities will include participating in training, coaching and counseling activities, and other projects as assigned.  

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of two years of charge nurse role experience and/or minimum of one year in a nursing management/supervisory role in an acute care accredited hospital. A background in ICU/ED and ACLS preferred.

The successful hire will have delegated responsibility to manage and supervise patient care operations for 100-bed in-patient units with an active Emergency Department, during nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

NOTE: This is an extra-help/relief, 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:

  • Organize, supervise, and monitor the provision of nursing care and/or related services within a defined nursing unit or program.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of public and private organizations, including staff in other Health Services Agency Divisions, County departments, medical staff, other agencies, and private health care providers.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Supervise the enforcement of applicable nursing standards, codes, and regulations, as required.
  • Consult with nursing staff as needed to establish and implement nursing care plans for high risk patients or patients with changes in clinical conditions during the assigned shift.
  • Consult or, if appropriate, 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 address concerns.
  • Participate in non-clinical assignments, which may include maintaining records, preparing reports, and/or serving on special committees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Nurse Practice Act.
  • Principles and practices of nursing and clinical systems, including safety and infection control practices.
  • Principles and practices of community health care, including current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education, and related services.
  • Principles and practices of program management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Principles of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Principles of personnel training, supervision, and evaluation.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate nursing services that ensure quality patient care and conform to all prescribed standards.
  • Work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations, including private medical providers.
  • Analyze service delivery problems accurately, develop recommendations, and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Develop, evaluate, and maintain accurate records; prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures, and contracts.
  • Communicate effectively with administrative, medical, professional, clinical, and citizen groups.
  • Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups, and staff, as appropriate.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of professional nursing experience in an accredited hospital or clinic.

Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse (R.N.).


Anyone may apply. 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 to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

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.

Application Filing Deadline:  Continuous 
Application Screening:  TBD
Panel Interviews:  TBD

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
 Carolyn Burns (050218) (Relief Nursing Supervisor - F098)

Keywords: nurse, RN, clinical, medical, health services, hospital

Application Instructions

To learn more about the position and/or to apply, please click the link below. If link is not available, please read the information above for detailed instructions on how to apply.

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