Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Clinical Nurse III's initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical knowledge.
Clinical Nurse III would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least 3 years of recent acute care experience.
The current vacancies are located through out ICUs and Cardiac Cath Lab. The eligible list will be used for future openings within this competency area. The competency area includes Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Burn Unit, Cardiac Cath , Interventional Radiology and Critical Care Float.
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Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals;
Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs;
Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by:
Making purposeful rounds
Participating in clinical conferences
Collaborating with physicians and other health team members.
Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group;
Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population;
Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population.
Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;
Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team;
Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed;
Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding:
Recurrent health problems Coping mechanisms Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;
Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care;
Coordinates patient and family teaching;
Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel;
Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice;
Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses;
May participate in conducting research activities.
When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period;
Assists in teaching students and staff;
May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients;
Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care;
As a clinical partner:
Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures;
Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting;
Evaluates documentation of patients response to care.
Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards.
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. This class has a nine-month probationary period.
A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least three to four years of progressively responsible acute clinical experience.
This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.
Closing Date/Time: 8/17/2018 11:00 PM Pacific