Staff Nurse II Surgical Care Unit
Sutter Health
 Antioch, CA

Providing health care services to nearly 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County, Sutter Delta Medical Center remains the community's only not-for-profit acute care hospital. Its comprehensive services include 24-hour emergency care, surgery, family centers, obstetrics, pediatrics, acute rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, occupational health, physical therapy, intensive care and coronary care. Cardiac catheterization, sports rehabilitation and home health services are also among the medical center's areas of specialized care.

The primary role of the staff RN is to coordinate the delivery of care for the patient population they serve from admission through discharge. Included in this delivery of care are all aspects of the physical, psychosocial, safety and educational needs of the patient and their family/support system. This function is performed in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including but not limited to nursing peers, attending physicians and ancillary support services. The staff RN uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, technology and personal interventions to accomplish this

Education/Licensures/Certifications:

  • Associate's Degree - Graduate of accredited school of Nursing is required
  • Bachelor's in Nursing is preferred
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN is required
  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS is required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS preferred
  • Med Surg Certification preferred

Department-Specific Experience:

  • One year of basic Medical/Surgical acute care nursing experience or at least six months experience in specialty area
  • Telemetry experience preferred

Knowledge:

  • · Must demonstrate knowledge of the pre – operative surgical patient
  • · Must demonstrate knowledge in the care of the post – operative patient
  • · Must demonstrate knowledge of different types of traction, orthopedic devices
  • · Must demonstrate knowledge of post – operative labs
  • · Must demonstrate basic medical nursing skills
  • · Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

Skills & Knowledge:

Must demonstrate the following: basic Medical / Surgical nursing skills, basic competencies in the nursing process and pharmacology, basic knowledge of newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population, ability to work with all levels of nursing personnel and assist them in a resource capacity, effective English written and verbal communication skills.

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