HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN II - Closed Community (0.8) in San Jose, California

_Schedule:_ 0.8, (32 hours per week), _Shift:_ Nights, rotating weekends

_Internal Posting Period:_ September 27, 2016 – October 4, 2016

Under general supervision, provides clinically competent professional nursing care.__ The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient assessment, development, implementation and coordination of the patients’ plan of care including the medical treatment plan and the evaluation of patient treatment. The Registered Nurse will function within the full scope of the RN licensure, according to the California Nursing Practice Act. The Registered Nurse has primary accountability for monitoring patient outcomes. As the team coordinator of the patient care team (including but not limited to: physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, technicians, and support and clerical staff), the Registered Nurse collaborates, directs, delegates, assigns, guides and serves as a resource to the department and the patient care team for patient care delivery. The Registered Nurse promotes a cooperative working relationship with care team members, physicians, other disciplines and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to cultural and age differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner.

The Registered Nurse supports the mission, philosophy and goals of the Good Samaritan Hospital.

_PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:_ The Registered Nurse consistently demonstrates the ability to transfer scientific knowledge from social, biological, and physical sciences in applying the nursing process as follows: 1. Formulates a plan of care for patients with complicated medical problems in collaboration with patient and family, through observation of the patient’s physical condition and behavior and interpretation of information obtained from the patient and others which ensures that direct and indirect nursing care provides for the patient’s safety, comfort, hygiene and restorative measures. 2. Performs skills essential to the kind of nursing action to be taken, explains the health treatment to the patient and family and teaches the patient and family how to care for the client’s health needs. 3. Delegates tasks to health team members based on their legal scope of practice and capabilities, follows up with health care team members and provides effective clinical guidance of patient care being given. Performs the duties of charge nurse as assigned. 4. Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care through observation of the patient’s physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment and through communication with the patient and health care team members and modifies the plan as needed. 5. Acts as the patient’s advocate, as circumstances require, by initiating the procedure to improve health care or to change decisions or activities which are against the interests or wishes of the patient and by giving the patient and family the opportunity to make informed decisions about health care before it is provided. The Registered Nurse exercises clinical judgment and critical thinking in all aspects of the nursing process and its application, directs the delivery of patient treatments and procedures, initiates patient discharge planning and performs patient family teaching. The Registered Nurse sets priorities, initiates and directs emergency interventions, provides clinical direction to members of the patient care team including assignment and follow-up. Serves as a role model and resource to other staff members. Directs the patient care delivery for basic and systematic patient treatments and procedures.__ Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the orientation program for new personnel and the clinical education of nursing students and makes suggestions for specific changes to these programs. The Registered Nurse coordinates unit activities in support of patient care practices and promotes cost containment and appropriate utilization of staff, supplies and equipment resources and adheres to all GSH policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse establishes goals for own professional development and seeks educational and patient care assignment opportunities necessary to meet developmental goals. Assumes individual responsibility for cost effectiveness. Provides input into budgetary process. Ensures a safe working environment. Complies with hospital life-safety, quality and risk management policies, standards and procedures, and in doing so is responsible for identifying, reporting and initiating corrective action. The Registered Nurse participates in the performance improvement processes, per JCAHO and/or other regulatory agencies.* The Registered Nurse complies with the performance criteria applicable to the specific Registered Nurse level as described in the clinical ladder program.* _MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:_ 1. CurrentCaliforniaRegistered Nurse License. 2. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification. 3. CPI Training, six month grace period


1. A Registered Nurse employed by GSH who has one (1) year of full-time equivalent or more prior experience as a Registered Nurse.

  1. Ability to learn and utilize computerized patient care management system.

  2. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Must read, write and verbally communicate in the English language.

  3. Must maintain confidentiality.


Title: RN II - Closed Community (0.8)

Location: California-San Jose-Good Samaritan Hospital

Requisition ID: 03360-16644