Staff Nurse II, MedSurg Full Time, Days, 8hours, 0.80, Alameda Hospital
Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: November 17, 2021
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the AHD Staff Nurse II provides
nursing care to patients, including medications and treatment.
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related
duties as required. The Registered Nurse II level is the journey
level class where incumbents have had the required professional
nursing experience and are capable of independently performing the
full range of clinical nursing services involving patient care.
Staff Nurse II's may supervise the work of professional and
paraprofessional staff of the unit to which assigned.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification, however,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent
level.-- Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each
individual in the classification.
1. Accompanies, assists, and represents the needs of patients to
2. Accurately provide care with respect to medication
administration, skin and wound care, ADL's and other essential
patient care related activities.
3. Develops, implements, evaluates and makes modifications in the
nursing care plan; prepares required records and reports.
4. Gathers and assess information about patients to meet nursing
needs; assists and consults with physician in the performance of
procedures and diagnostic tests; contracts physicians and/or other
departments to obtain or provide patient information.
5. May provide oversight to staff who monitor telemetry systems; s
primary nurse of changes in underlying rhythms and of any life
threatening arrhythmias that may develop; interprets and posts
telemetry strips at the hours specified; admits and discharges
patients with telemetry units as appropriate.
6. Organizes, supervises, makes adjustments and accepts
responsibility for the quality of care provided patients by
co-workers for a given work period; at the level II assumes
responsibility as a charge nurse when assigned.
7. Participates in promoting a healthful, safe, and therapeutic
environment for patient and families; set up and controls the
environment essential for infection control.
8. Participates in the implementation of patient care standards,
infection control standards and quality assurance criteria; assist
with conducting studies; participates in unit and other
9. Provides and evaluates patient care established standards and
criteria in conformity with the nursing care plan. Will adhere to
the No Pass Zone.
10. Monitors patients for significant and critical changes and
initiates procedures as required; documents care given according to
set standards and at required intervals.
11. Interprets and explains procedures, regimens, and services to
patients and families; teaches patients and family members health
care and disease prevention techniques.
12. Prepares patients and/or area for procedures and operations;
assists physicians; uses instruments and equipment related to the
area of assignment.
13. Utilizes evidenced based best practice by hourly rounding on
all assigned patients.-- Between the hours of 2200 and 0700
rounding will be every two hours.
14. Shift report will be done at the bedside with the patient
involved to the best of their ability.
15. AIDET (acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank
you) will be used in patient and family interactions when
Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required;
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a
Registered Nurse in the State of California.--
Minimum Experience: Six months experience as a Registered Nurse I
with AHS or the equivalent of one year full time recent experience
at a comparable level in a minimum 100-bed hospital or in the area
of specialty; (if experience is not recent, completion of an
approved refresher course may be acceptable).--
Required BLS - Basic Life Support Certification issued by the
American Heart Association.--
Required ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification -
issued by the American Heart Association for nurses in the
Emergency Department, OR, PACU, CCU or Telemetry.--
Required CPI -Crisis Prevention Intervention training for Emergency
Required-- PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification-
issued by the AHA American Heart Association for nurses in the
Preferred Licenses/Certification: CCRN For Critical Care
Preferred Certification: CEN- Certified Emergency Nurse For
Emergency Department Nurse
Additional Information Must have MedSurg RN experience in an acute
AHD West Med/Surg
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