Come join our growing team of dedicated healthcare professionals!
San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking candidates to join a team of friendly staff committed to creating a warm and personal environment which is sensitive to both a patient's emotional and physical needs.
This ideal candidate will have the ability to demonstrate the clinical skills and administrative knowledge of an experienced acute care nurse.
This candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
The Agency Established San Joaquin General Hospital is a 196-bed teaching hospital and is a designated level III Trauma Center and Certified Stroke facility.
San Joaquin County Hospital is dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees.
The Agency is committed to the delivery of community oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable health care throughout San Joaquin County.
The Mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide compassionate care to the culturally diverse residents of San Joaquin County.
We are responsive to the changing needs of health care in a cost effective, creative, and innovative manner.
This is achieved through providing an environment in which excellence in nursing practice can occur, nurtured by the education of staff, patients, and family.
For information regarding San Joaquin General Hospital, please visit our website at Note: The first certification may be promotionalThis recruitment is being conducted to fill one Staff Nurse V - Inpatient Assistant Department Manager position in the Intensive Care Unit at San Joaquin General Hospital.
This recruitment will also be utilized to establish a list for future vacancies as they occur.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.
A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail.
The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal.
Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates.
If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
TYPICAL DUTIES Supervises staff and assists with management of the unit or units; assists in planning and implementing staff schedules; assists in assigning work to professional, para-professional and technical staff in order to best utilize the skills of personnel and to maintain a high quality of patient care; evaluates performance of and disciplines assigned personnel, including subordinate supervisory staff; participates in the selection of new employees.
Supervises staff and assists with management of the unit or units; assists in planning and implementing staff schedules; assists in assigning work to professional, para-professional and technical staff in order to best utilize the skills of personnel and to maintain a high quality of patient care; evaluates performance of and disciplines assigned personnel, including subordinate supervisory staff; participates in the selection of new employees.
Participates in formulating, interpreting and implementing policies, procedures, and standards of nursing care; assists in coordinating the services of the unit with other hospital divisions; may oversee and coordinate insurance billing and reimbursement-related procedures for the unit; may develop and implement various quality control measures; assists with development and maintenance of the department budget.
Participates in initiating the nursing process and performing clinical patient care, including therapeutic measures prescribed by medical authority within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act and department policy; participates in preparation and implementation of written nursing care plans for individual patients.
Evaluates the total nursing needs of the patient including physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic; participates in planning, coordinating and administering total patient care; evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Participates with clinical staff in working with patients and families through teaching, counseling, and other methodology in order to help them understand, cope with, and accept illness, treatment, and therapy; assists in self care strategies; may supervise and participate in therapy groups, individual counseling and family conferences as necessary; may provide crisis intervention, crisis stabilization and follow-up therapy; may make crisis referrals as required.
Keeps records of patient's health care treatment and/or hospital stay; prepares reports and standard forms; initiates and completes performance improvement and other studies in cooperation with management.
Maintains and updates knowledge base and nursing skills by reading literature, attending workshops, lectures, conferences, and classes as may be required by the Administration of the Department of Health Care Services.
Participates on committees as assigned; may represent the department to outside organizations as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Please note: A Supplemental Application must be completed with regular employment application.
EITHER I: Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field.
Experience : Two (2)years of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one (1)year of which isat a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse IV.
OR: Education: National Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) Certification.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one year (1)of which isat a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse IV.
AND: Licenses and Certificates : Current registration as a nurse in the State of California.
Must show proof of successful completion of a Critical Care Course, Preceptor Course or equivalent and ACLS Certification.
KNOWLEDGE Theory, practices and techniques of nursing, particularly in area of specialty; current trends and developments in the practice of nursing; goals of patient care; current medical treatment methods, standards, equipment and supplies; nursing staffing patterns; basic principles of management and supervision; leadership skills; safety principles and practices; applicable Federal and State laws as related to patient care.
ABILITY Assign, supervise, train, assist and evaluate members of a nursing service unit; prepare and maintain records, charts, reports, and statistical data; deal with patients empathetically and respectfully while performing treatments prescribed; instruct patients in self care and preventative health strategies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain a safe facility environment; maintain cohesiveness and communication as a team during high stress; establish and maintain effective customer service; coordinate the several types of services which may be necessary for appropriate care; assist other staff in understanding current psycho-physiological aspects of illness; set priorities; work effectively under pressure; supervise and participate effectively in performance improvement processes; provides and promotes a positive learning environment.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility
Constant walking; frequent operation of a keyboard; standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling, bending and squatting; occasional sitting for long periods of time, running, climbing stairs and climbing; Frequency of Lifting
Frequent restraining lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual Requirements
Constant need for overall vision, color and depth perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision/peripheral vision; frequent reading and close up work; Dexterity
Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking
Constant hearing of normal speech; frequent hearing and talking on telephone or radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over public address; Emotional/Psychological Factors
Constant concentration and public contact; occasional exposure to hazardous materials; frequent exposure to emergency situations, including trauma, grief and death, decision making, working weekends and nights; occasional work at heights, working alone and overtime; Environmental Conditions
Frequent exposure to assaultive behavior by clients; occasional exposure to noise, cold/heat, and hazardous materials, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation.
BENEFITS Health Insurance : San Joaquin County provides a comprehensive benefits package to employees of this bargaining unit.
The benefits include the option of three medical plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.
Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium.
Dependent coverage is also available.
Dental Insurance : The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and Pacific Union Dental.
There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.
Vision Insurance : The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.
For more detailed information on the County's benefits program, visit our website at under Human Resources/Benefits.
Life Insurance : The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000 10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000 Employees may purchase additional term life insurance up to a maximum of $200,000 at the group rate.
125 Flexible Benefits Plan : This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2080 annual limit); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). Retirement Plan : Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Act of 1937.
Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association (SJCERA) at for more information.
NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.
Deferred Compensation : The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code.
You may annually contribute $16,500 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.
Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $22,000.
Vacation : Maximum earned vacation is 15 days each year up to 10 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.
Accrual rate is prorated for part-time employees eligible for benefits.
Holiday : 14 paid holidays per year.
Educational Leave : Each fiscal year, department heads grant 40 hours to full-time employees or 24 hours to part-time employees eligible for benefits of educational leave that are not carried beyond the end of the fiscal year.
Sick Leave : 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.
Sick leave incentive : An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one-half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.
The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.
Bereavement Leave : 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.
Merit Salary Increase : New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.
After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range (1840 hours for part-time employees), they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
Standby Pay : Employees designated by appointing authority to be in standby status is compensated at 20% of their regular hourly rate.
License/Certificate Fees : The County provides reimbursement for specific classifications under the CNA MOU for fees required to renew State required license/certification.
Fees associated with initial license/certification will not be covered.
Pre-Employment Physical Exam : If required, will be conducted at San Joaquin County General Hospital at no cost to the employee.
Job Sharing : Any regular, permanent full-time employee may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.
Educational Reimbursement Program : The County offers an Educational Reimbursement Program.
Eligible employees (civil service and part-time eligible for benefits) may be reimbursed for career-related course work taken on the employee's own time up to $450 per fiscal year; up to $900 per fiscal year for enrollment in an approved degree program.
Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton : The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.
School Activities : Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children's school activities.
Selection Procedures Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process: Written Exam : The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.
If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Oral Exam : The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate's education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.
The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.
A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate's score and rank for placement on the eligible list.
Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.
If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate's application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience.
Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at prior to the examination date.
Veteran's Points : Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran's points in initial appointment to County
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