Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is San Francisco East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with a total of 1,082 licensed beds. Each of our campuses has a 24-hour emergency, obstetric and medical/surgical services in both Oakland and Berkeley. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you will find an environment that reflects the values and mission to support healthy living.
The staff nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate and cost effective patient care from admission through discharge.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN Preferred. Current California RN license required. Current BCLS and ACLS Certifications. Certification in Mental Health-psychiatric Nursing preferred.
Other Qualifications: Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English. Able to clearly demonstrate knowledge of nursing process and nursing theory. Able to effectively present ideas. Demonstrates leadership capabilities, good interpersonal skills and a team player.
Unit Specific Requirements: A minimum of 12 months of recent acute care psychiatric nursing experience. Absence of physical limitations in pre-employment screening that prevent full participation in the care of potentially dangerous and assaultive patients. Ability to assume the role of Relief Charge Nurse in the absence of the Charge Nurse. Those with a history of being diagnosed as chemically dependent or having had a history of treatment for chemical dependency must have a minimum of two years of recovery from substance abuse prior to applying for work in Mental Health Services. In addition, these persons are encouraged to continue in a community program of recovery or counseling while working as a staff member in Mental Health. Anyone with a history of hospitalization at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center inpatient or outpatient programs for a mental illness should have two years of recovery before applying for a job in Mental Health Services. Experience with psychiatric patients, experience in a medical setting such as PACU (Recovery Room); Infusion, Surgery Center, Telemetry, E.R., or ICU. Must have proficiency with physiologic monitoring of patients and starting IVs.
Unit Specific Competencies: Completion of a hospital approved course on the management of assaultive behavior within three months of employment with an annual recertification. Completion of a mental health services approved training program on suicide assessment within one month of employment with an annual recertification.