RN II - Closed Community PRN

San Jose, California
Competitive Salary
Jan 27, 2018
Mar 13, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital
 is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Recognized nationally for quality and safety, it has an ‘A from The Leapfrog Group and has been voted a “Family Favorite” hospital for more than ten years. It is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times. Good Samaritan is a leader inneurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques, and is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center. The Behavioral Health teams are dedicated with excellent services for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital.  Interested in joining our team?  Apply online now.

Requisition 1 of 2 (Reqs# 18687 and 18697)

Schedule: 0.01, Per Diem,  Shift:
  Variable, as needed.

Internal Posting Period:
 October 23, 2017 to October 31, 2017The 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 patients 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 patients 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 clients 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 patients 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 patients 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.

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