Staff Nurse II (All Specialties)

Natividad Medical Center - Salinas, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Description
Natividad Medical Center (NMC) accepts applications for ACUTE CARE experienced Staff Nurse II on a continuous basis to fill current and future permanent and per-diem vacancies in the following departments: ARU, ED, MSU/IMC, Float Pool, ICU, IR, Info Systems, MIU, Lactation, L&D, PEDS, NICU, OR, OPSS, PACU, Radiology, Nursing Admin (Resource RN). NMC offers a $5,000.00 sign-on bonus to candidates hired into a permanent FT Resource RN position in Nursing Administration, or a perm 0.5 or higher Staff Nurse II position in the Emergency and Intensive Care Units.
For information on specific vacancies you may contact the NMC-Human Resources Office at (831) 783-2700. Applications are screened on a weekly basis. Exam#17/52A19/10CR
Staff Nurse II's are expected to work at the full scope of their licensure, performing both clinical and leadership responsibilities under minimum supervision.

Examples of Duties
Assesses, plans, organizes and provides nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with physician instructions.
Makes preliminary observation of and prepares patients for medical treatment; assists physicians in administering treatments and in performing medical examinations, diagnostic tests and surgical questions; administers prescribed treatments and medications to patients.
Serves as a resource person and provides orientation and training to new staff, residents, medical and nursing students.
Charts treatments of patients; records and reports significant changes in condition and general progress of patient.
Instructs patients in carrying our physician's orders (discharge teaching).
Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Required Licensure: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license or ability to obtain a CA RN License prior to employment is required.

You may be eligible to receive educational pay if you possess a MSN or BSN (BSN is highly desirable)

Thorough knowledge of: Due to the considerable difference in patient profiles, work conditions and responsibilities, each of the clinical areas require a distinct mix of knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants must possess a combination of education, training, and/or experience which demonstrate competency in the appropriate mixture of qualifications. current theory; principles; techniques and procedures used in professional nursing, medical terminology, instruments and equipment; routines typical to an acute care hospital and/or outpatient clinic; uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; Federal, State, and local laws and regulations which govern the nursing practice; and current treatments, drugs and equipment associated with an area of specialization.

Working knowledge of: Safety policies and procedures related to nursing; community resources available to provide patient care and follow-up; computer applications related to nursing; principles and practices of quality assurance.

Skill and ability to: Perform the full range of staff nursing duties and responsibilities; plan and organize nursing plans for patients; keep abreast of developments in area of nursing specialization. Prepare and maintain records and reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, patients and fellow employees; communicate effectively with physicians, patients and other hospital employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be willing to work all shifts and float to other hospital units when requested. during the course of work incumbents may come in contact with infectious organisms and other potentially hazardous substances.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Vision which can be corrected to a level sufficient to successfully read & interpret physicians; orders, administer medications & treatments, assess changes in patient status & interpret colors; manual dexterity to apply treatments, perform medical examinations and manipulate equipment; physical ability to lift, bend and move patients equipment; ability to respond rapidly to emergency critical situations; hearing which can be corrected to a level sufficient to successfully hear and interpret physiologic sounds, such as breath and bowel sounds.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Natividad Medical Center requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment as well as a background check.

Additional Information

The screening process is tentative. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified. The competitive process includes:

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Please submit on-line applications at: An optional resume may be attached to on-line applications or emailed separately to: or regular Monterey County Employment Applications may be obtained from and submitted to the NMC-Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA. 93906. All licenses will be verified via primary source so please ensure that the name on your application is either the same name that is on your license or that you have indicated the name you are licensed under on your application. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. For more information please contact the NMC-Human Resources Office at (831) 783-2700, hours Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL: Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process
QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT: To further assess applicants' possessions of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, physical ability exam, or written examination
ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the Personnel Analyst for Natividad Medical Center at (831)783-2711.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
If you are hired into this classification in a Per-diem position your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for benefits.The Staff Nurse II Per-diem salary rate is: 49.85 - $68.05 per hour.