Clinical Nurse II, Psychiatric ED Nurse, Full Time, Evening shift, 8hours
Company: Alameda Health System
Location: Los Altos
Posted on: January 16, 2022
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides nursing care to
patients, including medications and treatment. Plans, implements,
and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required.
The CN 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. Clinical Nurse II's may supervise
the work of professional and paraprofessional staff of the unit to
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;
alerts 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 team leader or a charge nurse when
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. Monitors
patients for significant and critical changes and initiates
procedures as required; documents care given according to set
standards and at required intervals. Interprets and explains
procedures, regimens, and services to patients and families;
teaches patients and family members health care and disease
prevention techniques. Prepares patients and/or area for procedures
and operations; assists physicians; uses instruments and equipment
related to the area of assignment.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program required;
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
Minimum Experience: Six months experience as a Clinical 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).
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: TNCC -Trauma Nurse Core Course
(For Emergency department only).
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a
Registered Nurse in the State Of California.
Preferred License/Certifications: CCRN - Critical Care Registered
Required Licenses/Certifications: ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life
Support Certification - issued by AHA - American Heart Association,
may be required per facility or unit/department specialty according
to patient care policies.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Acquire certification in
chemotherapy within one year of hire (certain positions only).
Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support
Certification issued by the American Heart Association. Other
advanced life support certifications may be required per
unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
Required Licenses/Certifications: CEN - Certified Emergency Nurse
is desirable (for Emergency Department positions).
Required Licenses/Certifications: Certification as a Public Health
Nurse in the State of California (required for certain
Required Licenses/Certifications: Completion of Perinatal Safety
Modules within 3 months of hire. Evidence of completion and
continuing annual competency must be in the employee file and/or
AHS's learning management system (LMS) (for certain positions).
Required Licenses/Certifications: Coronary Care Unit certification
(required for certain positions at Fairmont Hospital's Monitoring
Required Licenses/Certifications: TEAM Training (required for all
positions at John George Psychiatric Pavilion; and required for
certain positions in the Emergency Department).
Required Licenses/Certifications: NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation
Program Certification- AHA American Heart Association (required per
unit/department specialty according to patient care policies).
Required Licenses/Certifications: PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life
Support Certification- AHA American Heart Association (Required for
Emergency Department or if overseeing or providing pediatric care
on a regular basis).
Additional InformationMust have Psychiatric Nursing experience in
an acute care setting. ER experience highly preferred.
John George Psychiatric Hospital
Nursing ER Crisis JGP Psych
Keywords: Alameda Health System, San Francisco , Clinical Nurse II, Psychiatric ED Nurse, Full Time, Evening shift, 8hours, Healthcare , Los Altos, California
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